According to a post on Above the Law, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has recently laid off 37 lawyers, 75 staff members and 12 nonlawyer timekeepers. Firm Chairman Elliot Portnoy said the firm's litigation and real estate departments -- the firm's largest practices -- were most directly affected. Portnoy said the severance packages offered to staff vary according to their length of service to the firm, and that the firm is trying to help lawyers affected by the moves with out-placement services.
Sonnenschein Announces Layoffs -- More Than 100 Legal, Nonlegal Jobs Cut
The American Lawyer
May 28, 2008