Rumors are swirling among legal bloggers about "stealth layoffs" at Dechert, with several Above the Law posters claiming associate layoffs ranging from 13 to 80 and even more during several months since March. But firm Chairman Barton J. Winokur has adamantly denied any layoffs took place and said the number of associates who have left the firm for any reason in the first nine months of the year was lower than in the same period in 2007. "This is all such bull, if you don't mind my saying so," Winokur said.
Dechert Chairman: Layoff Rumors Are 'Bull'
The Legal Intelligencer
October 22, 2008