The law firm layoff carnage continued on Thursday, with at least four firms handing out pink slips to attorneys and staffers. Sidley Austin made the biggest cut of the day, laying off 89 associates and staff attorneys, as well as about 140 staffers in its U.S. offices. The firm is expecting its work slowdown to continue for 12 to 18 months. Philadelphia-based Blank Rome confirmed that it cut 27 associate and 52 staff positions. Baker Botts in Houston and Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas also felt the layoff pain.
Sidley Austin and Blank Rome Add to Latest Layoff Totals
The National Law Journal
March 13, 2009