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Reports of Squire Sanders associate salary cut

Apr 28, 2009 Reports have emerged that US firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey has elected to cut associate salaries by approximately 10%. In addition, 30 lawyers are reported to have been laid off, in the second round of redundancies at…

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Lawyers for Sun Micro may face layoffs after merger

Apr 24, 2009 Lawyers working for companies which have been acquired by Oracle within the last year have faced layoffs, reports indicate. As a result, some are concerned that Sun Microsystems' lawyers may be confronted with the same…

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Mayer Brown extends first-year deferral

Apr 23, 2009 Reports exist that a few weeks after indicating its incoming first-year associates in 2009 would be offered the option to defer their start dates until early 2010, Mayer Brown is now making clear that associates will be…

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Kirkland experiences staff layoffs

Apr 23, 2009 1500-lawyer Kirkland & Ellis indicated that it has cut an undisclosed number of administrative staff positions in all offices of the firm. General economic conditions were cited as the reason for the cuts.

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Skadden offers London associates paid sabbatical

Apr 20, 2009 Skadden has offered its London associates the possibility of taking a one-year sabbatical at a reduced salary. The cost-cutting measure guarantees not to eliminate the positions of those who participate.

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Eversheds may cut up to 10 more lawyers

Apr 17, 2009 UK firm Eversheds has indicated that it may cut as many as 10 legal staff in its third round of layoffs. In addition, the firm has stated that it will ask new trainees to defer their start dates by up to a year.

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Major firm Wilmer looks for associate deferrals

Apr 16, 2009 US firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has asked incoming new associates to postpone their start dates until early in 2010. The basis for the deferrals, as indicated by the firm, was to accommodate client…

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