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Blank Rome cuts 27 lawyers and 52 staffers

Mar 13, 2009 Philadelphia-based Blank Rome, LLP announced on Thursday that it had laid off 27 lawyers and 52 staff in the US following an ongoing decline in business. The start date of Blank Rome's entry-level lawyers will be…

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US law firms cut 4,200 jobs in February

Mar 12, 2009 Since February 2008, about 21,000 jobs have been lost in the US legal service sector, according to data published by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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White & Case layoffs: 80 to 95 jobs to go in London

Mar 11, 2009 U.S. law firm White & Case will lay off 80 to 95 legal and support staff in London, reports The Lawyer. The law firm announced on Monday that will shed up to 400 jobs firmwide, including 200 legal positions, in its…

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Chadbourne & Parke lays off 25 lawyers

Mar 11, 2009 New York-based Chadbourne & Parke let go of 25 associates and counsel handling transactional work in its U.S. and overseas offices. The firm also announced that the start date for its first-year associates will be…

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Paul Hastings cuts 130 jobs

Mar 11, 2009 Paul Hastings has confirmed that the firm will be laying off 44 associates and 87 staff members. In a statement the firm said: "In light of the deteriorating global financial market, we have announced today a…

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Allen & Overy to retain only 70% of trainees

Mar 6, 2009 Allen & Overy said it is likely to only hold on to 70% of its trainees qualifying in September 2009 and March 2010. In February, Allen & Overy layed off 247 associates and partners, almost 10 per cent of its global…

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Pillsbury cuts 55 lawyers and 100 staff

Mar 6, 2009 New York-based Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman laid off 55 lawyers and 100 other staff members across all offices. The firm will give laid-off lawyers three months' severance.

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Orrick lays off 100 associates, 200 staff

Mar 4, 2009 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has announced that it is laying off 100 lawyers and 200 staff members. The firm, which has more than 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices worldwide, said that the layoffs will affect offices…

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