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Financially Stable Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:39 pm

Now that I have a few offers and am considering where to accept, I have gotten the advice from several people to make sure that the firm I go to is in good financial standing, hasn't recently laid people off, etc.

How do I find this information? I've tried searching "firm" + layoffs and have searched the firms on Above the Law, but I've found that this information is hard to come by.

What firms are notorious for this sort of thing? Which should we be wary of?

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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby hephaestus » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:58 pm

It may be more helpful to just list the firms.

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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:40 pm

Not OP, but I'd be interested in hearing about WilmerHale if anyone knows anything (Boston specifically). ATL posted about stealth layoffs a little while ago, but it seems like it mostly affected lateral IP litigators brought in during Apple/Samsung?

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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby thesealocust » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:44 pm


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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby anon168 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:45 pm

thesealocust wrote:http://lawshucks.com/layoff-tracker/


Layoffs have, at best, only a loose correlation to the financial stability of a firm.

What type of coffee machine is in the lounge might be a better gauge if that's the route you want to explore.

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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby thesealocust » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:49 pm

anon168 wrote:Layoffs have, at best, only a loose correlation to the financial stability of a firm.


wat

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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby guano » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:00 pm

thesealocust wrote:http://lawshucks.com/layoff-tracker/

Just want to point out how out of date it is: the second most recent layoffs are lebouef

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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby thesealocust » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:08 pm

guano wrote:
thesealocust wrote:http://lawshucks.com/layoff-tracker/

Just want to point out how out of date it is: the second most recent layoffs are lebouef


The site stopped being updated frequently around the same time layoffs tapered off industry wide. It might only be missing Weil at this point?

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Re: Financially Stable Firms

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:30 pm

thesealocust wrote:
guano wrote:
thesealocust wrote:http://lawshucks.com/layoff-tracker/

Just want to point out how out of date it is: the second most recent layoffs are lebouef


The site stopped being updated frequently around the same time layoffs tapered off industry wide. It might only be missing Weil at this point?


It's missing a lot more. Lawshucks dropped off the radar pretty quickly.




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