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An empty street in New York's Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic. A nearly empty street in New York’s Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Ryland West

The COVID-19 crisis has inflicted financial trauma on parts of the U.S. legal industry with unprecedented speed, with some law firms considering⁠—or already beginning to implement⁠—everything from pay cuts to layoffs to insulate their businesses from the worst of the economic fallout.

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David Thomas

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, with an emphasis on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at dpackel@alm.com. On Twitter at @packeld

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