Katten Muchin Rosenman and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal have laid off attorneys as they try to adapt to the ailing economy's decline in demand for legal services. Katten last week eliminated 21 associates and counsel "across multiple offices and practices," according to a firm spokeswoman, who said no adjustments are being made to the first-year associate class. Sonnenschein, which in May cut 37 lawyers, has now laid off another 25 attorneys and a larger number of support staff.
Layoffs Hit Attorneys, Staff at Katten and Sonnenschein Firms
The National Law Journal
October 20, 2008