Everybody criticizes Cooley. But if you were an associate, and you looked at yourself and said, ‘I went to law school here, and I got an offer to elevate myself exponentially because of the economy,’ I’ve got to realize that this economy isn’t going to last.
— Larry Watanabe, a California-based recruiter working with Am Law 50 firms, in comments given to the American Lawyer, where he says that the blame for Cooley’s recent spate of layoffs shouldn’t rest with the firm alone.
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