DLA Piper Axes 124 in UK Offices
Posted May 13, 2009 12:35 PM CST
By Martha Neil
"Under the circumstance, we are pleased that we were able to contain the number of redundancies in the U.K., over a third of which were voluntary," says David Bradley, the United Kingdom managing partner for the firm.
The "voluntary redundancy" severance package was controversial, because many DLA Piper lawyers who stepped up reportedly felt they weren't getting as much from the firm as they should have received
Related earlier coverage:
ABAJournal.com (November 2008): "DLA Piper Asks 275 Non-Equity Partners to Ante Up, Goes to 1-Tier Structure"
ABAJournal.com (March 2009): "Under 1-tier Structure, DLA’s Equity Partner Count Jumps from 300 to 670"
ABAJournal.com (March 2009): "DLA Piper Will Cut Pay for Most Partners by 11.5 Percent"
ABAJournal.com (December 2008): "Up to 20 UK Lawyers, 20 Staffers at DLA Piper Could Get Axed"