Six law firms cut more than 700 lawyers and staffers on 'Black Thursday'

, The National Law Journal

If you were among law firm associates or legal staffers who still had a job by the end of Thursday, consider yourself lucky. Six prominent firms sent packing more than 700 attorneys and legal staffers, in what may well become known as Black Thursday in the legal industry. DLA Piper; Holland & Knight; Goodwin Procter; Bryan Cave; Epstein Becker & Green; and Dechert all confirmed layoffs on Thursday, adding to what has become a brutal contraction of legal jobs.

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