Skadden cuts jobs across support staff ranks
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has begun a round of layoffs among its 2,000 non-lawyer employees, reports The Am Law Daily. Besides legal assistants, paralegals and secretaries, the layoffs are also said to affect staff attorneys.One source told The Am Law Daily that the layoffs do not exceed more than 5% of Skadden staffers in the firm's nine US offices, saying that the actual number of individuals laid off is likely to be much lower than that.At least 25 staff positions have been cut from Skadden's Washington DC office. Office head Michael Rogan said that the reductions were made for economic reasons.
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