White & Case Axes 70 Lawyers, 100 Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2008 4:56 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
In the latest law firm layoffs over the current economic turmoil, White & Case has eliminated 70 lawyers and 100 staff members from its ranks.
A lack of work in practice areas including banking and securities, as well as reduced attrition, were the reason for the layoffs, a firm spokesman told the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.
They were not performance-related, says Nicholas Clarke. He is a spokesman for the 2,400-attorney New York City-based firm.
Additional and related coverage:
Above the Law: "Nationwide Layoff Watch: White & Case Brings Layoffs into the Vault Top 20"
Law Blog: "Dear 2L: Think Twice About White & Case’s Summer Offer"
Updated at 4:10 p.m. to include links to earlier Above the Law and Law Blog posts.