McDermott Will & Emery has laid off 60 associates and 89 staffers.
Our Firm performed well in 2008 and remains strong as we move into 2009. However, we are not immune to the continued deterioration in market conditions. The business of our clients has slowed and this has affected our own levels of activity, particularly in the transactional area. In response, the Firm is implementing today a reduction in force of 60 attorneys and 89 staff personnel. This decision was tremendously difficult given the high caliber of our people and the many strong, collegial relationships that exist within the Firm.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP, founded in 1934, is a prestigious international law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the top 10 largest law firms in the United States and one of the 20 largest in the world.