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Ropes & Gray Lays Off 106 Staff

Posted Jan 29, 2009 5:39 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A Boston-based international law firm is laying off 10 percent of its staff because of the economic situation.

In an internal memo, Ropes & Gray's chairman, R. Bradford Malt, announces the 106 staff layoffs, reports Above the Law. No attorney layoffs were made, and no further layoffs of either lawyers or staff are expected, he says.

A "recession is now widely seen as the most serious since the 1930s" necessitated the move, Malt writes, but "Ropes & Gray continues to be sound, and we are grateful for the competitive advantages afforded by our talented attorneys and staff, and our diversified practices and client base."

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