Hinshaw & Culbertson, a Chicago-based firm with about 490 attorneys, cut 11 attorneys and 17 staff members last week in an effort to trim costs amid the economic meltdown.
The firm, which has nine of its 26 offices in Illinois, made the reductions across all offices and the dismissals weren’t concentrated in any particular practice areas, said managing partner Bill Roberts.
The employee cuts amount to nearly 3% of the former 1,002-worker headcount. The firm has 490 attorneys.
The firm counts business litigation and transactional work as its core strengths, although it has niches in labor and employment as well as school law.
The firm has offices in 12 states, including Florida, California, New York and Wisconsin.