The nation’s 250 largest law firms are still shaking off the recession’s punch, shedding more than 1,400 lawyers this year and marking the second straight year of a decrease in headcount.

Results from the NLJ 250, The National Law Journal‘s annual ranking of the 250 largest U.S.-based firms by headcount, showed that totals dropped 1.1%. Last year, the headcount fell by 4%.