Seyfarth Shaw has laid off about 30 lawyers and staff employees firmwide, according to the firm's Atlanta managing partner, Paul P. Mattingly. He declined to say which practices were shedding lawyers, but did say the cuts were in practices most affected by the economic downturn. "Since layoffs have become so pervasive, clarifying that they were not for performance reasons, but because of market conditions, seemed like the fair thing to do," said Mattingly.
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