Link: lawjobs.com Career Center - Economy, Exits Hurt Buchanan Ingersoll. Sorry to beat a dead or dying horse, but I am getting a little peeved at these stories about biglaw laying off employees in the dozens and hundreds. Of course, the Associates knew they were just employees, and that large law firms, like large corporations, are more interested in the bottom line than they are in the welfare of their employees, or so it would seem. How else to explain the quote from the CEO of this firm, who offered that his firm was still "ahead on a bottom line basis". Until the grunts who do the work in these big law firms see the light, and trade the bright lights and fancy cities for solo practice, they will continue to be pawns in the grand scheme to become the biggest and the best. I guess I won't be receiving any fat offers from a large law firm to come and work for them now. Oh well.