More Biglaw Firms To Cut Partner Draws Before Resorting To Layoffs, Furloughs


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A typical reduction is in the range of 30 percent. I will be surprised if at least 80 percent of the top 200 firms in the U.S. have not made such a move by April 15th.

— Law firm management consultant Patrick McKenna, commenting on the likelihood that more Biglaw firms will cut partner draws and distributions, including draws for retired partners, thanks to the coronavirus crisis. McKenna says that quite a few firms have already reduced partner draws. Click here to see the ones we know about.


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