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In the wake of Katten Muchin Rosenman announcing it was making some of its staff-focused furloughs from late April permanent, it’s likely there will be similar announcements coming from other firms in the coming weeks, according to various industry experts.

In a running list of firm austerity measures brought on by COVID-19 compiled by The American Lawyer, there were no fewer than 30 that made public their respective plans to furlough employees. Now that firms have seen what work and output looks like without them, they are seeing some redundancies that could make more of those furloughs permanent. 

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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