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<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 · VOL. 25 · NO. 45 · $9.00<br /> HEADCOUNT AT BIGTEX<br /> by BRENDA SAPINO JEFFREYS<br /> When it comes to law firms, everything isn't<br /> bigger in Texas.<br /> Between Jan. 1, 2009, and Jan. 1, 2010,<br /> lawyer headcounts at 25 of the 26 largest firms<br /> in Texas declined by 5.7 percent overall. The<br /> 26 firms are the largest on Texas Lawyer's “The Texas<br /> 100” list, which ranks Texas-based firms and Texas<br /> operations of out-of-state firms by the number of lawyers<br /> in the state.<br /> Texas headcounts at eight of the 25 firms improved<br /> when comparing those two snapshot dates, but head-<br /> FIRMS DROPPED 5.7 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR<br /> counts declined at 17 other firms. Those statistics<br /> aren't shocking, because 2009 was a year when the<br /> economy faltered and firms took steps to impr<a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=1"> www.texaslawyer.com FEBRUARY 8, 20</a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=2"> ADR & ME D I A T I O N NE T W O R K If you've go</a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=3"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=4"> 4 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=5"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=6"> 6 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=7"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=8"> 8 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=9"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=10"> 10 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=11"> FEbRuARY 8, 20103 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=12"> 12 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=13"> FEbRuARY 8, 20103 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=14"> 14 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=15"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=16"> 16 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=17"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=18"> 18 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=19"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=20"> 20 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=21"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=22"> 22 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=23"> FEBRUARY 8, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Feb. 8, 2010 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d4987ae?page=24"> How will you make your Mark? d A F </a>