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803 ABA Journal Layoffs articles.

Firms Eye Talent as Heller Preps to Dissolve

As the once-powerful Heller Ehrman moves toward dissolution today, all eyes will be on where the firm’s talented lawyers land and whether clients follow.

Los…

42% of Lawyers Surveyed Fear Career Fallout from Lehman Woes

An increasing number of lawyers are worried that problems on Wall Street will hurt their careers.

Forty-two percent of practicing lawyers responding to a survey through the blog

Heller Partners Reportedly Told Dissolution is Possible

Partners at Heller Ehrman were told in a meeting yesterday that the law firm is considering dissolution, anonymous sources told the Recorder.

The firm hasn’t voted on the…

Worried Heller Staffers Vent on New Blog with Catchy Name

Heller Ehrman recently suffered twin blows when Mayer Brown called off merger talks with the firm and a legal publication reported that up to 40 of…

Lehman’s UK Lawyers Searching for Work

More than 50 lawyers at Lehman Brothers in the United Kingdom are among those expected to lose their jobs as a result of the investment bank’s bankruptcy.

Legal recruiters told…

WolfBlock to New 1st-Years: We’ll See You in November

Faced with a business slowdown, Philadelphia-based WolfBlock has told its incoming first-year class to take a vacation.

“The firm said all but one of eight recent law school graduates were…

Duane Morris’ Staff Cuts Extend Beyond Marketing Department

The staff cuts reported earlier this week in Duane Morris’ marketing and business development units aren’t the only job losses at the law firm.

Fifteen staffers in other departments have…

Fried Frank Cuts Administrative Staff

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has cut its administrative staff in New York and Washington, D.C.

The firm says the layoffs amount to less than 10 percent of its…

Anticipated Revenues Drop for Law Firms and a Job-Hunting Law Grad

Veronique Tousignant knows firsthand about the tight job market. A 2007 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, she has sent out 200 résumés. But her only legal work is as…

Despite Stealth Layoffs, Most BigLaw Attorneys are Hanging Onto Their Jobs

Despite doomsmongering media reports of a struggling economy and an ever-increasing number of law firm layoffs, the news on the BigLaw attorney job front may not be all that bad.

Simspon Thatcher Denies Layoffs Report From UK ‘Rag’

News about law firm layoffs is hot these days, so it’s no surprise that when a report emerged yesterday that Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett was the…

Simpson Cracks Down on Associates

Updated: Dealing with a difficult economy, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has reportedly responded by requiring more from its associates.

A new midyear associate performance review…

Cadawalader Chair Has No Regrets About Riding Securitization Bubble

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft may face recruiting problems after the combined layoffs of 131 lawyers, but chairman W. Christopher White has no regrets about beefing up the law firm’s real-estate…

Philadelphia Law Firms Missed NYC Roller-Coaster Ride

Many law firms in Philadelphia missed out on much of the business boom that benefited their New York City competitors in recent years. Now, however, they are also sidestepping the…

Job Hunt Could be Tough for Laid-Off Cadwalader Lawyers

Legal recruiters have some advice for the 96 lawyers laid off yesterday from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

Be ready to change your practice area…

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