Nationwide Layoff Watch: Bell Tolls at Bell Boyd

The Chicago market is really tough these days. In the past month, 21 associates lost their jobs with Katten, 25 associates were laid off from Sonneschein, and Jenner Block parted ways with 10 partners.

A tipster tells us that Bell Boyd’s Chicago office could be the next firm to suffer the layoff bug:

18 fired this morning, some 1st years, some 4th and 5th years. Firm wide meeting at noon central

We have contacted the firm, but they have not yet responded.

We will update you as soon as we can confirm or deny this report.

Update (3:03): Bell Boyd has confirmed 10 associate layoffs. Please see here for additional coverage.

Earlier: Nationwide Layoff Watch: Katten’s Official Message

Update: Sonnenschein Confirms Attorney Layoff Numbers

Nationwide Layoff Watch: Jenner & Block Cuts … Partners

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