Business of Law

35 staffers laid off at Pillsbury Winthrop

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has confirmed that the firm laid off workers last week to deal with elevated staffing levels in multiple offices.

“The departures affect approximately 35 staff in various offices, departments and sections,” said chief operating officer Richard C. Donaldson in a written statement published Friday by Above the Law. “We will be providing these individuals with severance pay, health benefits and career transition services.

“These decisions are never easy,” the statement continues. “Today’s actions are especially difficult because we know first-hand the many contributions our staff have made to Pillsbury in the time they have been with us and know them to be talented, diligent individuals. We wish them well in their future endeavors.”

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