Last week, Wiggin and Dana became the latest major Connecticut firm to announce cuts in lawyers and staff. Wiggin and Dana purged 14 attorneys, reducing its total to 150 lawyers. It also announced that it had trimmed 14 administrative staff and paralegals in January. A lawyer who remains employed at the firm said it handled the layoffs "in a first-class manner." Interestingly, Wiggin and Dana had been selectively growing certain practice groups since mid-December, including a late-February hiring.
Wiggin and Dana Cuts 14 Lawyers After Recent Selective Growth
The Connecticut Law Tribune
March 10, 2009