For Cadwalader, the decision has come to shut down its offices in Beijing and Hong Kong. As Abovethelaw reports, that will result in the layoff of 25 attorneys. Here are the details.
The management party line at Cadwalader is that the firm is doing all it can to help the lawyers land on their feet. Essentially partner Will Gardner said the same thing to those lawyers laid off during an episode of "The Good Wife." But, in private, he admitted that they would probably never get a comparable job again.
One reason "The Good Wife" resonated with those interested in the legal sector is that it covered those painful developments. When Alicia feared she would not be promoted to second-year associate, she cried while doing her bills at home.
Obviously, the pain hasn't ended in the careers of lawyers.