Dorsey Whitney logo.JPGBad news coming out of Minneapolis today. A Dorsey & Whitney spokesperson has confirmed to Above the Law that 55 staffers have been let go.
The firm tell us that the 55 staffers represent about 7% of Dorsey & Whitney’s support staff. The layoffs took place across seven of the firm’s offices, but the spokesperson tells us that Minneapolis was the hardest hit.
Tipsters report that 38 of the 55 staffers were based in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
As far as we know, this is the first round of economic layoffs for Dorsey (#87 in your Vault guides). The firm has frozen associate salaries, but has largely avoided some of the more aggressive cost cutting measures we’ve seen from other firms.
Of course, the firm’s overall ability to avoid the worst of the economic recession is of little solace to the staff that lost their jobs today.
Good luck to those let go. Who knows, maybe Thor Anderson needs some extra help?
Earlier: Nationwide Pay Freeze Watch: Dorsey & Whitney


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