Friday, March 06, 2009

Pillsbury Winthrop's lay offs

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman sacked 55 associates, 10 paralegals and 90 support staffers indeed. Pillsbury is offering laid-off attorneys a chance to work for a year at a nonprofit legal services organization. Under the arrangement, the associate forgoes severance pay, and the firm pays his or her salary and benefits for a year. Rick Donaldson, the firm's chief operating officer, stated that:

"We believe that many lawyers, particularly junior associates, could benefit from this opportunity to assist their communities and at the same time enhance their legal skills and obtain additional professional experience,"

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