Foley & Lardner is letting go of 39 lawyers throughout its 21 offices, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chairman Ralf-Reinhard Boer told the newspaper that decreased client demand for legal services was the reason for the layoffs. Milwaukee-based Foley has aggressively expanded in recent years, adding eight offices and hundreds of lawyers to become the nation's 24th-largest law firm, and Boer said the firm would continue to recruit at the partner level.
Foley & Lardner Cuts 39 Lawyers
The American Lawyer
October 16, 2009