Congratulations on your big win! By the way, you’re fired.

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The ABA Journal headline told the story:
Litigation success brings layoffs for 17 attorneys at law firm representing Halliburton
Yep. One of the sad facts of Defense law: you can work yourself out of a job. 
From the article about Godwin Lewis’ layoff of 23 firm employees:
When you are handling major litigation, as we typically do at Godwin Lewis, someday that litigation is going to be over and adjustments will be made,” said Donald Godwin, who serves as chairman and CEO. “We kept people here as long as we could … but as those needs subsided, we needed to make adjustments.” 
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