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  • Dewey & LeBoeuf, Partner Profits

    Dewey & LeBoeuf: Partners, It’s Your Turn

    The American Lawyer reports that Dewey & LeBoeuf is taking money out of the pockets of under performing partners: Dewey & LeBoeuf has confirmed that 66 partners — about one in five of the firm’s 350 partners — have seen their compensation reduced by as much as 80 percent over the past 15 months. The […]

    156 Comments / / Mar 16, 2009 at 10:18 AM
  • Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 03.14.09

    The American Lawyer reports that Dewey & LeBoeuf is taking money out of the pockets of under performing partners: Dewey & LeBoeuf has confirmed that 66 partners — about one in five of the firm’s 350 partners — have seen their compensation reduced by as much as 80 percent over the past 15 months. The […]

    349 Comments / / Mar 14, 2009 at 4:07 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.13.09

    * Okay, I don’t want to jinx anything or anybody. I really don’t. But, as clear as I can tell, today is the first business day this month that no major law firm announced layoffs. In fact, I believe that it is the first day since Monday, February 16th that no major law firm announced […]

    92 Comments / / Mar 13, 2009 at 5:00 PM
  • Summer Associates

    When Can First Years Expect to Start At Pillsbury?

    We have extensively covered the comings and goings at Pillsbury Winthrop. Last Thursday, we told you that 14% of the firm’s associates has left — either voluntary or involuntarily. Unlike many of the firms that have laid off people this month, Pillsbury left open the question of what would happen with its incoming first years. […]

    84 Comments / / Mar 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • 1st Circuit, Harvard, Harvard Law Review, Michael Boudin, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 3.8: Upper Register

    Just two lawyer weddings show up on the Legal Eagle Wedding Watch this week, but both are vigorous, Ivy-licious contenders. There’s even a juicy clerkship in the mix to herald the approach of spring! Here are our finalists: 1. Allison Podell and Bradley Saft 2. Dina Mishra and Benjamin Shultz More about these couples’ qualifications, […]

    / Mar 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM
  • Admin

    Enough With The Scare Tactics

    Apparently, some of you have been receiving emails from your firm telling you not to communicate with “the media” about all the things going on around the office. Thanks, by the way, for sending us those emails. It seems like some firms want to keep their layoffs really, really quiet. Evidently, these firms believe that […]

    116 Comments / / Mar 13, 2009 at 2:18 PM
  • Husch Blackwell, Layoffs, Screw-Ups

    Husch Blackwell Follow-Up

    For a Midwestern firm, Husch Blackwell drew a lot of comments (and a huge amount of email) yesterday. Perhaps that had something to do with the fact that firm chairman Dave Fenley declined to use the term “layoffs” in connection with the firm’s actions, saying the term wrongly implied the attorneys were let go because […]

    73 Comments / / Mar 13, 2009 at 12:55 PM
  • Credit Crisis, Wall Street

    Jon Stewart v. Jim Cramer

    This isn’t really our beat, but Dealbreaker has the full video of smackdown Jon Stewart gave Jim Cramer on The Daily Show last night. It’s great television YouTube. Granted, Stewart’s grasp of macroeconomics is not great. But it is significantly better than Bill Maher’s (who asked Erin Burnett last week why “growing” was important for […]

    114 Comments / / Mar 13, 2009 at 12:09 PM
  • Biglaw, Job Searches

    Interview Tips: Biglaw to Small Law (Part II)

    [Ed. Note: There are a lot of associates out there who have been recently laid off from Biglaw jobs. Many of them are trying to get jobs at small to medium sized firms. But the mechanics of getting one of those precious jobs are a lot different from what people experienced during on-campus interviewing season. […]

    145 Comments / / Mar 13, 2009 at 10:08 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 03.13.09

    * Welcome to the second Friday the 13th of 2009, and the end of another horrific week in law firm layoffs. “Layoffs are heading inland as firms that were initially buffered from the financial crisis start to see business slow down as with their coastal competition.” [National Law Journal] * After Senate confirmation, USAG Eric […]

    17 Comments / / Mar 13, 2009 at 8:58 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.12.09

    The American Lawyer reports that Dewey & LeBoeuf is taking money out of the pockets of under performing partners: Dewey & LeBoeuf has confirmed that 66 partners — about one in five of the firm’s 350 partners — have seen their compensation reduced by as much as 80 percent over the past 15 months. The […]

    37 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM
  • Husch Blackwell, Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Midwest Firms Have Lawyers, Fire Them Too

    The mid-sized large Midwestern firm of Husch Blackwell laid off a number of attorneys and staff today, proving once again that nobody is safe from the economic downturn. Husch laid off 17 attorneys, including partners, and 45 staff today. For some strange reason, Husch Blackwell doesn’t want to actually admit that these layoffs were due […]

    69 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 6:10 PM
  • Pro Bono, Public Interest, Summer Associates

    Skadden Offers a Voluntary Deferral Option

    Is there not enough to go around, even at Skadden? Maybe so. The firm just sent around an internal email announcing the expansion of the firm’s “Sidebar” program. For the uninitiated, a tipster describes the Sidebar program: Sidebar allows attorneys to take extended time from the Firm to pursue personal interests while maintaining a connection […]

    214 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 5:28 PM
  • Blank Rome, Layoffs, Start Dates, Summer Associates

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Blank Rome Cuts 79

    It’s one of those days. We told you that we expected Blank Rome layoffs to come today. And here they come. Blank Rome just confirmed that it has laid off 79 people: 27 associates, 52 staff. And that’s not all. The firm is pushing back start dates for incoming first year associates until “at least” […]

    39 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 5:07 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Sidley Austin Cuts 229 At Least

    It looks like Sidley Austin decided to just get it all over with today. We reported earlier that Sidley was planning layoffs, and now we have official firm numbers: 89 associates, 140 staff. Above the Law obtained the internal memo sent out to all Sidley employees: In addition to routine departures, 89 associates and staff […]

    103 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 4:54 PM
  • Layoffs, Summer Associates, Texas

    Winstead Cancels 2009 Summer Program

    The news keeps flying (galloping?) in from Texas. And of course, the news insists on being bad. A couple of days ago, we received a tip that Winstead has canceled its 2009 summer associate program. We’ve now been able to confirm that information through multiple sources. One bright note is that our sources tell us […]

    43 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM
  • Layoffs, Texas

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: More From Texas

    Not many people outside of Texas have heard of Gardere Wynne Sewell. It’s a mid-sized firm with about 300 attorneys based in Dallas. And, it is undergoing a round of layoffs. It’s a bad day to work in Texas. Just how many layoffs is a little bit unclear. Our sources tell us that 60 people […]

    44 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 3:45 PM
  • Layoffs, Texas

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Texas is Starting to Look Like It’s Part of America After All

    Well, it appears Texas is starting to feel the burn of the global economic recession. And that is not good news at all. We received word from Baker Botts today that the firm has decided to fire attorneys. This is from a firm wide email that just went out: We initially hoped that by imposing […]

    166 Comments / / Mar 12, 2009 at 3:05 PM