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Mayer Brown Lays Off 33 LawyersMayer Brown laid off 33 lawyers and some support and administrative staff in the firm's U.S. offices on Thursday because of the poor economic climate. A Mayer Brown spokesman told Legal Times that the firm is not disclosing which specific offices the layoffs will affect.
Legal Times2008-11-21 12:00:00 AM
Mayer Brown laid off 33 lawyers Thursday because of the poor economic climate.
According to the firm's statement:
"We have asked 33 lawyers and some support and administrative staff in our U.S. offices to leave the firm. This reduction does not include lawyers who were asked to leave this year through our performance review process.
"Those affected by this decision are good lawyers who have made valuable contributions to the firm. We intend to give them access to outplacement services and other benefits and a substantial period of time to find another job."
A Mayer Brown spokesperson told Legal Times that the firm is not disclosing which offices the layoffs will affect. The firm's D.C. office was No. 26 on this year's Legal Times 150 chart (pdf) with 181 lawyers and 78 partners as of April 1.
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First reported in The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times