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Cooley Godward Lays Off 58 Staffers

Posted Oct 2, 2009 6:37 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Cooley Godward Kronish has laid off 58 staffers, most of them secretaries.

Cooley chief operating officer Mark Pitchford told the Recorder that the layoffs amount to about 5 percent to 6 percent of the firm’s staff. They follow January cuts of 52 lawyers and 62 staffers.

"This is not being driven by the year-end performance or the need to cut x dollars of the 2009 budget," Pitchford told the publication. "This is recognition that we were overstaffed in certain areas."

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