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Biglaw Firm Conducting Layoffs Among Partners, Counsel

By on November 22, 2017 in Law Firm Management

Husch Blackwell has announced the firm is conducting layoffs among partners and counsel, reports Above the Law and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

No associates will be impacted by the cuts, sources tell the publications.

Greg Smith, the firm’s CEO, and Maurice Watson, the chairman, issues a statement:

“With retirements and other year-end transitions, approximately 40 attorneys, all partners or counsels, are expected to leave the firm. Such departures are offset, in part, by new attorney hires throughout the year, and our firm had a net increase of 12 attorneys for the 12-month period ending October 31, 2017. Given our firm’s size and scale, these attorney transitions are expected and normal.”

Read the Above the Law article.