A JDJournal tipster says he or she is the latest victim of stealth layoffs at intellectual property firm Sughrue Mion:
I am, perhaps, the latest casualty of Sughrue. It is my belief and understanding [that]:
1.) almost weekly, several people are fired, attorneys and/or staff, which I believe [is] more related to internal issues than economic [ones];
2.) there is a hiring freeze in place;
3.) staff overtime has been slashed, and partners have agreed they will not receive an increase this year due to economic issues.
And I have observed frequent erratic emotional explosions [from] an unnamed senior partner, and that many people are walking on eggshells wondering who, or whether they, will be next to be given their walking papers.
Sughrue Mion PPLC concentrates on the practice of intellectual property law, with offices in Washington DC; Menlo Park, CA; and Tokyo, Japan.