White & Case said on Tuesday that it will lay off about 3 percent of its global legal and staff head count as part of a review of firm operations in light of the economic downturn. The layoffs will affect about 70 associates and 90 staffers, spokesman Nicholas Clarke says. The firm insisted in its statement that it "anticipates a strong 2008," but is "exercising prudent business judgment" in anticipation of a weakened global economy in 2009.
White & Case Lays Off 70 Associates
The American Lawyer
November 12, 2008