Three Philadelphia Law Firms Cut Staff
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Three law firms in The City of Brotherly Love have laid off lawyers or support staff in recent days.

A spokesperson of Philadelphia’s Dechert LLP confirmed it has laid off 72 of its 570 administrative staff across its 11 US offices. The firm, which has about 1,000 lawyers, said it does not have plans to lay off associates.


Wolf Block announced this week it has laid off 15 lawyers and staff. It is also delaying the start dates of its first-year associates by two months. Wolf Block has about 180 of its 300 lawyers in three offices in the Philadelphia region.

Drinker Biddle & Reath has laid off as many as 20 lawyers. Drinker Biddle has roughly 210 of its 680 lawyers in two offices in Philadelphia.

Via Philadelphia Business Journal.

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