About 200 former Thelen and Heller Ehrman lawyers remain unemployed and face the prospect of pursuing jobs at smaller firms or relocating from major metropolitan areas. An estimated 130 of the 400 lawyers at Thelen, which dissolved on Dec. 1, and 80 attorneys at the defunct Heller, which had 550 attorneys when it dissolved on Sept. 26, have not found a place to land. And it's getting more difficult, according to legal recruiter Avis Caravello, who says most big firms have finished hiring for the year.
Hundreds of Ex-Heller, Thelen Lawyers Still Jobless
The National Law Journal
December 19, 2008