Katten Muchin Rosenman makes 21 redundant

Katten Muchin Rosenman has become the latest US law firm to announce layoffs.


Katten Muchin Rosenman makes 21 redundantKatten Muchin Rosenman has become the latest US law firm to announce layoffs.

Twenty-one associates and counsel across the firm have been made redundant in a move is designed to “improve efficiency”, a Katten statement said.

It is not yet clear which practice groups have been affected.

The statement released by the firm yesterday (16 October) said: “This measure was taken to further improve the firm’s efficiency, to allow for the continued growth of its associates and to ensure the firm’s long-term success.”

The statement described the firm’s performance as “strong” despite the downturn in the economy.

The move follows just days after Clifford Chance laying off a total of 20 associates in its New York and Washington DC litigation and dispute resolution practice (TheLawyer.com, 14 October)