A&O star US partner Cunningham quits for Quinn By The Lawyer 19 March 2009 15:45 17 December 2015 15:15 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 23 March 2009 at 22:01 A&O Skadden recently laid off staff positions, including legal assistants, staff attorneys, and secretaries. The partners voted on bonuses that set the industry high this past December while the economy was in turmoil. Then, less than one month later, the partners voted to reduce the staff positions. Now, I am sleepless and jobless although I have sent out countless resumes, just so the partners and associates can continue to inflate their already inflated bank accounts. This is corporate greed at its best. Another AIG!! Is this what we consider “thinking big”. If so, I guess I need to find another profession. Reply Link Senior Associate 24 March 2009 at 01:04 screwitization Dear confused and confounded – it’s not that difficult to work out. Shape refers to pratice area/ regional coverage. Size just refers to numbers. A change to the shape and size of partnership will therefore lead to an adjustment to both the total number of partners and to the relative weightings between practice areas/ regions. Reply Link Interested 24 March 2009 at 02:03 Cunningham it’s interesting how Freshfields hasn’t distinguished between those who will be equity partners and those who will be salary partners Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.