Sidley Austin, two Texas firms add to this week's layoff totals

, The National Law Journal

The law firm layoff carnage continued on Thursday, with at least four firms handing out pink slips to attorneys and staffers. Sidley Austin made the biggest cut of the day, laying off off 89 associates and staff attorneys, as well as approximately 140 staffers in its U.S. offices, it confirmed on Thursday. Philadelphia-based Blank Rome confirmed that it cut 27 associate and 52 staff positions. Baker Botts in Houston and Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas also felt the layoff pain.

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