Greedy Links: Surviving the Downturn

By Brian Kumnick on April 01, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The months-long downturn in the legal market has made associate and staff layoffs into near-daily news, with sources like Law Shucks estimating more than 7,500 jobs lost in the nation's largest firms.  It's clear that a lot of GAs are wondering where the axe might fall next, and what they will do if it falls on them.  Given the state of the economy and the legal profession, of course, clear answers to those questions are unlikely to present themselves.  However, sprinkled in among all the pink-slip stories and dire predictions have been a few efforts to provide context and direction, or, failing that, a little gallows humor.

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