DLA Piper is laying off 7 attorneys and 10 staff in the Middle East in the wake of the Dubai credit crisis. This marks the third round of layoffs for the firm in the region this year with the last round happening in July. All together the firm has let go of 24 lawyers from the region this year. Not every firm operating in Dubai is hurting, however. Several British firms are playing major roles in the ongoing negotiations, as we reported last week.
DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms in the world. It is a legal services organization whose members and affiliates are separate and distinct legal entities. The organization boasts more than 3,500 lawyers in 29 countries and 65 offices.