Move over, New York -- it's Philadelphia's time in the hot seat. Reports were flying on Monday that two Philadelphia firms are seeing associate cuts. Wolf Block has laid off 15 associates and staff and Drinker Biddle & Reath let go of about 20 or fewer attorneys on Friday, according to the Above the Law blog. And one consultant says he knows of a few other firms that have decided to lay off attorneys, but are waiting until after New Year's to avoid layoffs just before the holidays.
Layoff Reports Swirl Around Wolf Block and Drinker Biddle
The Legal Intelligencer
December 16, 2008