From the Am Law people comes a list of the law firms who have laid off the highest percentage of associates since Sept. 30, 2008. San Francisco-based Orrick tops the list, having gotten rid of almost 20 percent of its associates.
Am Law notes that only one of the firms on the list is based in New York. With The Daily Record’s readership in mind, I’ll add the observation that none of these firms has a significant Maryland presence. (The only one that even has a Maryland office is Holland & Knight, whose Bethesda outpost is tiny.) DLA Piper, with its 80 U.S. associate layoffs last month, didn’t make the list.
So, um, Maryland firms are not laying off huge percentages of associates! Yay! How’s that for cold comfort?
CARYN TAMBER, Legal Affairs Writer