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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Chicago-based international law firm Sidley Austin lays off 89 lawyers and 140 staffers in its U.S. offices, according to an internal memo. The firm's London office will also be affected, but no details were provided
Australia Blake Dawson is axing nearly 100 staff, blaming a rapid deterioration of the economy that prompted preparation for an "uncertain outlook to continue for some time". There are also reports that Australian
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).
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
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
Venable LLP, which has offices in Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Rockville, Towson, and Tysons Corner, is laying off 16 attorneys, 43Maryland-based law firm
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
Four major firms - White & Case, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, King & Spalding, K&L Gates - announced layoffs on Monday, totaling more than 300 attorneys and 522 support staff.
Five partners Allen & Overy's leveraged finance team in London will leave the firm after collapsing buyout activity has brought leveraged finance work to an all-time low. 31 of the Allen & Overy's 108 banking
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld laid off 47 associates and 57 paralegals and staff on Friday, reports the Legal Times, quoting "a source within the firm".
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
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.
Dewey & LeBoeuf and O’Melveny & Myers announced that they will lay off about 330 lawyers and staff blaming weak demand for legal work because of the economic crisis. New York-based Dewey & LeBoeuf plans to cut about
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