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  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    Thanksgiving Week in Layoffs: 11.30.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Even though we’re going to see unemployment continue at the highest level since 1983, there are some promising trends. November payrolls are expected to fall […]

    17 Comments / / Nov 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM
  • Bonuses, Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 11.14.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. This week, economists missed on the good side — initial jobless claims fell by more than expected. The 502,000 applicants are the fewest since January […]

    68 Comments / / Nov 14, 2009 at 10:32 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 11.07.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. It was pretty hard to miss this week’s big news: unemployment crashed through the 10% barrier, hitting 10.2% in October – the highest level since […]

    132 Comments / / Nov 7, 2009 at 2:20 PM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2009, Bonuses, Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 11.01.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Last week we wrote that jobless claims were higher than expected and that predicting anything with any degree of confidence seemed pointless. This week, the […]

    96 Comments / / Nov 1, 2009 at 9:07 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 10.26.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. We took the week off last week, but you didn’t miss much. In fact, we had another run of almost two weeks without a layoff, […]

    30 Comments / / Oct 26, 2009 at 10:03 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 10.10.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Many people fear that this will be a "jobless recovery" and those people keep getting more justification for their concerns. Unfilled positions fell to the […]

    31 Comments / / Oct 10, 2009 at 5:30 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Month in Layoffs: September 2009

    On the one hand, according to Law Shucks, September was almost three times worse for layoffs than August. On the other hand, that’s still a lot better than May. While we’ve been focused on the U.S. market, Law Shucks reports that the biggest September layoffs happened in the U.K. Of the seven firms that laid […]

    13 Comments / / Oct 6, 2009 at 4:42 PM
  • Chadbourne & Parke, Law Shucks, Layoffs, Politics, Wildman Harrold

    This Week In Layoffs: 10.04.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. For a while there it would look like the first consecutive weeks without layoffs since this time last year (by our reckoning, you have […]

    40 Comments / / Oct 4, 2009 at 8:48 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 09.28.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. We draft this column by starting with the relevant articles from the past week in the legal sector, then tying in the broader economic […]

    48 Comments / / Sep 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    Last Week in Layoffs: 09.21.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. A piece in Wednesday’s WSJ brought into stark relief the futility of using unemployment data for any sort of analysis, as we futilely do […]

    11 Comments / / Sep 21, 2009 at 10:10 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs, Sonnenschein

    This Week In Layoffs: 09.13.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. We’ll actually be hitting a week and a half in this roundup, going back to August 1. As we’ve been saying for a while, […]

    52 Comments / / Sep 13, 2009 at 3:25 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    Last Month in Layoffs

    It already looks like September will be a month rife with layoffs. But before we bunker down for a bumpy fall, let’s take one last look at the end of a peaceful summer. Law Shucks has done his monthly round-up of an August that was mild on the layoff front: The month set records (in […]

    15 Comments / / Sep 8, 2009 at 3:26 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Last Week in Layoffs: 08.24.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] It seems so good, doesn’t it? According to the lead of a recent AP story, "The unemployment rate fell in 17 states and the […]

    5 Comments / / Aug 24, 2009 at 10:03 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 08.15.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Hallelujah! We’ve come so close recently, but we can finally call it. For the first time this year, we have gone an entire week […]

    71 Comments / / Aug 15, 2009 at 4:35 PM
  • Blind Item, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Law Shucks, Layoffs, White & Case

    Blind Item Follow-Up: Denials of Upcoming Layoffs from Dewey, Schulte, and White & Case

    On Monday, we tossed out a blind item about future layoffs at a Manhattan law firm, mentioned in the Washington Post as a client of the Five O’Clock Club, an outplacement firm. On Tuesday, with the help of Law Shucks, we narrowed down the list of suspects. We’re happy to report that we can advance […]

    97 Comments / / Aug 13, 2009 at 2:29 PM
  • Blind Item, Law Shucks, Layoffs

    Blind Item Follow-Up: A New York Firm That Fits The Bill?

    Yesterday, we wrote about a Washington Post article profiling a layoff consultant who advises companies on conducting mass firings. The article caught our attention because one of those who called Kim Hall of the Five O’Clock Club during the course of the article was a “law firm in Manhattan,” planning a third round of layoffs […]

    69 Comments / / Aug 11, 2009 at 11:45 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 08.08.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] Come on, now! Last week, we made it all the way until Thursday afternoon before word came out that Alabama’s Bradley Arant was keeping […]

    53 Comments / / Aug 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 08.01.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] This is getting ridiculous. Every week we come closer and closer to the promised land: a week without layoffs. But still no dice. This […]

    76 Comments / / Aug 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM

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