Pillsbury confirms layoff leak

, The Recorder

Someone is always listening. Especially on the train. That's the lesson for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, which said Thursday it will conduct layoffs after the Above the Law blog reported an anonymous tipster's detailed description of a loud cell phone conversation in a public place between two senior managers regarding the reductions. Robert Robbins, head of the corporate and securities practice, reportedly named out loud some of the 15 to 20 attorneys the firm is talking about laying off by the end of March.

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