After a season of layoffs and furloughs, most of the largest private New York law offices also have reduced the size of their incoming summer associate classes. According to the New York Law Journal's annual survey of the top 25 largest law offices in New York, some of the biggest cuts were made in firms that had already reduced their work force during the past year. "Historically, the game was kind of the other way, we wanted to see as many people as possible," said Cadwalader's New York hiring committee chair.
Tough Economy Takes Heavy Toll on N.Y. Summer Associate Classes
New York Law Journal
June 1, 2009