An article in yesterday's Inquirer incorrectly reported that Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P. had cut nearly 170 support staff positions in the last year. The staff cuts took place over the last year and a half and, in addition to layoffs, consisted of attrition and the elimination of unfilled positions.

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