Choate, Hall & Stewart Lays Off 15 Attorneys [UPDATE]
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

The Boston Common Law Blog reports that Choate, Hall & Stewart, one of the oldest “Boston Brahmin firms,” has laid off 15 attorneys.

Thanks to our tipsters, we have some of the grim details… Department heads went around this morning to alert the ill-fated 15 of their impending demise, but it was made clear that the layoffs affected all areas and were not performance based. Former Choatees will stick around for another month and will have access to outplacement services, and then be given two months severance.

Support staff reportedly were not treated quite so generously – today was their last day, they’ve already been locked out of the system, and it is still unclear (more tips people!) whether they received any severance at all.


Founded in 1899, the firm employs 200 attorneys and 250 staff members all working out of a single Boston office.

Via VCL via ATL.


Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

More facts are in.

Midsize Boston-based law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart laid off 15 attorneys and 23 nonlegal staff, or about 8% of the company due to a decline in work levels.

Choate Hall announced the cuts on Jan. 23 by releasing an internal memo from co-managing partners William Gelnaw and John Nadas.

Via NLJ.


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities associat...

Apply Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Union-Side Labor Law and Employee Benefits Associate Attorney


Honolulu office of our client seeks union-side labor law and employee benefits associate attorney wi...

Apply Now


Recent JD Grad

USA-NY-New York City

Paralegal / Legal assistant (or recent JD Grad) desired to work for boutique NYC law firm that speci...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Litigation (1 to 3 Years Experience)


Fast-paced Washington, DC, boutique law firm is seeking a litigation associate with one to three...

Apply now

Probate / Trust / Estate Administration Paralegal

USA-CA-San Jose

Probate/Trust/Estate Administration Paralegal.  Small, friendly San Jose law firm seeking a ful...

Apply now

Paralegal-legal assistant

USA-NY-New York City

Paralegal / Legal assistant (or recent JD Grad) desired to work for boutique NYC law firm that speci...

Apply now


To Top