American Lawyer Media Lays Off 42

American Lawyer Media, which owns The American Lawyer magazine and 12 newspapers nationwide, announced last week in a memo from CEO William L. Pollak to staff that it is laying off 42 employees nationwide, which amounts to about four percent of its workforce.

Locally, the only employee that was terminated was Miami Daily Business Review editorial assistant Sergy Odiduro, nee Tabuteau, who also happens to be an officer in the local chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.

Great, fire an employee at the bottom of the ladder who also happens to be someone who volunteers for the good of journalism. And a minority and new mother, as well. This from company that publishes The Minority Law Journal and often criticizes law firms for failing to hire minorities. Way to keep our dim view of the values of corporate America alive and well, ALM.

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