As Law Firms Cut Costs, Big Law Experts Mixed on Future

The economic fallout of the Covid-19 crisis has reached America’s top grossing law firms. In response, many firms have acted quickly to protect their bottom line by instituting pay cuts and reducing partner draws; some have laid off or furloughed staff. In this video, Bloomberg Law’s Meghan Tribe and legal industry experts assess the impact on Big Law: what might happen if the crisis lingers and whether any law firms are in danger of collapsing. Industry experts featured include Michelle Fivel of Major, Lindsey & Africa, David Lat of Lateral Link, Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith, Esq., Naz Vahid of Citi Private Bank, and Kent Zimmermann of Zeughauser Group. (Produced & Edited by Andrew Satter; Executive Producer: Josh Block)

In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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