As at least one law firm leader puts it, 2008 is a good time to look at staffing. Among the firms that have recently shed either staff or associates, Blank Rome saw the departure of nine associates after the firm's annual review period, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll let go of 13 support staff and Reed Smith let go of 50 legal secretaries firmwide. But only one firm, Ballard Spahr, said the decision had anything to do with the economy.
Law Firms See More Layoffs, Departures of Staff and Associates
The Legal Intelligencer
June 5, 2008