Dark Days At Big Law – Friday the 13th

Dark Days At Big Law

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. . Big US law firms are still doing the firing, but it’s not looking pretty

The ‘AboveTheLaw’ blog has been doing the tallying, but the wreckage from the recession is taking its heaviest toll ever among the Big Law firms.

– DLA Piper announced it was laying off 80 lawyers and 100 staff members in the U.S.
– Goodwin Procter announced it was cutting 36 lawyers and 38 staff members
– Dechert cut 19 lawyers
– Faegre & Benson (yesterday) axed 29 lawyers
-Holland+Knight might be making Friday 13th a Black Friday with massive layoffs
-Luce Forward has laid off 27 people and rescinded offers to summer associates
-Bryan Cave, having digested Powell Goldstein, has deferred salary increases and lawyers are holding their breath over layoffs
-Nixon Peabody has laid off 20 lawyers and 36 staff and summer associates have been ‘pushed back’

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