The bad news continues for San Francisco Bay Area associates and legal staffers. Morrison & Foerster cut 53 lawyers and 148 staff Wednesday, adding to the mounting toll of out-of-work legal professionals. The firm issued a statement saying the layoffs were meant "to align our firm with client needs in this extraordinary economic downturn." Associates and staff from around the country at all levels of seniority were affected by the cuts. More than 5 percent of the firm's 1,000 attorneys were laid off.
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January 29, 2009