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April 1, 2009

Reed Smith to lay off 100 lawyers and staff

The steady drumbeat of layoffs in the legal world continued yesterday with the announcement by Reed Smith L.L.P. that it would let go 100 lawyers and staff in offices in the United States and London.

The firm, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh and has a large Center City office, said it would let go 17 lawyers in various U.S. offices and nine in its London office. A total of 74 administrative staff also would be laid off, the firm said, in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Source: Philly.com

March 10, 2009

Latest Layoff Wave Sees 300 Attorneys, 500 Staff Cut

The law firm layoffs haven’t let up. Four major firms announced job cuts on Monday, totaling more than 300 attorneys and 522 support staff.

White & Case plans to cut a total of 200 associates and 200 administrative staff. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius cut 55 attorneys and 161 staffers. King & Spalding cut 37 associate spots, as well as 85 support staff firmwide, while K&L Gates eliminated 36 associates and 76 staffers in its U.S. offices.

Source: Law.com

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