Blank Rome won’t officially reveal how many people it laid off, so here’s the JDJournal tally: 1,243,812 laid off, all of them infants and nuns.
The Legal Intelligencer has a more conservative estimate of 20 associates and 40 staff members laid off.
While a Blank Rome spokesman wouldn’t get into specifics as to the breakdown or which practice groups were affected, he said cuts at the 500-lawyer firm were made last week and were done across the firm. He said all of the people affected were provided with a severance package and outplacement counseling.
Phillie’s Ballard Spahr also laid off a number of secretarial and administrative staff last week, with reports putting the number at between 40 and 65. Up to 10 attorneys were also involved in the cuts.