Saying it needs to tackle a surge in bankruptcy and litigation work, Brown Rudnick is shelving deferred start dates for 11 first-year associates. Under the plan, first reported by the Boston Business Journal, the firm will have the associates start on Sept. 14 instead of Nov. 30. "The good news is since we made that decision [to defer] we've become very busy and it certainly looks like that's going to be sustained," the firm's CEO said. Last November, the firm laid off 20 lawyers, three paralegals and 20 staffers.
Brown Rudnick Ends Deferred Start Dates for 11 First-Years
The National Law Journal
August 20, 2009