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25 more associates laid off at Dechert

Jul 24, 2009 According to the legal blog Above the Law, around 25 associates at US firm Dechert LLP are being let go. "Sources report that the pain is being spread between Dechert's Mass Torts and Product Liability group (about a…

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Blank Rome cuts associate salaries by $15,000

Jul 6, 2009 Blank Rome LLP confirmed that it is cutting the salaries of its most associates in response to similar reductions at competing law firms. Starting salaries at Blank Rome have been lowered from $145,000 to $130,000 in…

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Drinker Biddle cuts starting pay

May 14, 2009 Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath will cut starting salaries for its 37 first-year associates joining in September to $105,000 from $145,000 during the minimum six-month training period. Other large…

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300-lawyer Philadelphia firm Wolf Block to dissolve

Mar 25, 2009 In an emotional meeting, partners at Wolf Block yesterday voted to dissolve the 106-year-old Philadelphia law firm. The decision was the result of a decline of the firm’s core real estate practice, the constriction…

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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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Blank Rome opens Los Angeles office

Mar 3, 2009 Philadelphia law firm Blank Rome will open an office in Los Angeles with five new partners, Lawrence Hinkle, Andrew Kim, Warren Koshofer, Glen Rothstein and William Small. The new partners will join Blank Rome from four…

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Duane Morris to add 19 lawyers in New York

Dec 1, 2008 With most law firms tightening belts and pulling back, Duane Morris, a 650-lawyer firm that has been on an expansion binge in recent years, announced it was adding still more - 19 lawyers to its construction practice in…

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