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Nixon Peabody Cuts 20 Lawyers, 36 Staff Positions

Posted Feb 10, 2009 12:35 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Nixon Peabody is eliminating the jobs of 20 lawyers and 36 support staffers.

The law firm provided a statement announcing the layoffs to Above the Law.

“Prudent management of our business requires that we downsize our associate, legal support, and administrative ranks, with the result that 20 attorneys will be leaving the firm, and we will be reducing our staff by 36 people through a combination of staff reductions and the creation of new positions,” the statement said.

Above the Law notes that Nixon Peabody picked up around 90 Thelen lawyers in November and questions whether any of those laid off were in that group of laterals.

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