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Biglaw Firm Lays Off Associates, Staff and Partners

By on May 17, 2017 in Employment, Law Firm Management

Layoff - dismissal - firedLabor and employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw has conducted a round of layoffs that affect both attorneys and staff, according to reports from Above the Law and Bloomberg Law.

“One source who was briefed on the layoffs said the downsizing affects 40 lawyers, including associates and counsel, as well as 27 staff members,” reports Bloomberg’s . “The cuts at least affect the firm’s New York City and Washington, D.C. office, according to the source.”

A Bloomberg source attributed the downsizing to a slow real estate practice, and said layoffs were mainly for “low billable associates,” but noted that some counsel and senior counsel were laid off in the firm’s employee benefits department.

Read the Above the Law article.

Read the Bloomberg article.