Stroock Staffers Were ‘Ignored’ By Partners, Left ‘In The Dark’ About Firm’s Dire Straits

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Largely, everyone was in the dark. Partners were not coming into the office much over the summer, and when they did, they didn’t want to deal with questions.

— A former Stroock & Stroock & Lavan staffer, in comments given to the American Lawyer on the plight that staffers are currently facing ahead of Stroock’s dissolution. The staffer continued, noting that “they [Stroock partners] would ignore us,” and that while associates received information on the state of the firm, “it was bare minimum” and that the information came “only when pressured.” According to a WARN notice, nearly 140 staffers will face layoffs prior to the New York office’s closure on January 30, 2024.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter and Threads or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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