Largest drop in attorneys working at top 250 firm – ever

“The total number of attorneys working at the top 250 law firms plunged by 5,259 lawyers. Put another way, it’s as if all of the lawyers working at two firms the size of Jones Day vanished in 2009.”

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This number – which is probably even larger than reported –  is by far the largest decline in the history of National Law Journal reporting.  This along with signs that alternative fee billing is quickly becoming expected of law firms, suggests changes in the legal industry that aren’t simply a result of the Great Recession.

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2 Responses to “Largest drop in attorneys working at top 250 firm – ever”

  1. A Nony Mouse Says:

    “it’s as if all of the lawyers working at two firms the size of Jones Day vanished”

    No, unfortunately, the lawyers didn’t vanish… just the jobs.

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