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Day Pitney is laying off 40 attorneys and staff


One of Connecticut’s largest law firms is giving pink slips to nearly 10 attorneys and about 30 staff members.

Day Pitney has confirmed the layoffs, explaining in a written statements that “As the legal industry changes, we continue to evaluate and reshape our staff to better align with industry norms and client expectations for excellence.” A spokeswoman for the firm, Xenia Koblarez, said about 30 staffers will be laid off immediately, and fewer than 10 attorneys will be let go, effective at some point in November, reports the Connecticut Law Tribune (sub. req.).

The layoffs focus on the firm’s commercial litigation practice and do not involve any partners, the article says, relying on unidentified sources for this information.

The firm, which was formed in 2007 by the merger of Connecticut and New Jersey law firms, had 400 lawyers at its high point. It will have about 300 attorneys on its roster once the layoffs are completed.

See also:

ABAJournal.com (Nov. 2009): “Day Pitney Axes 29 Staff in 3rd Round of Announced Layoffs This Year”

Stamford Advocate: “Law firm moves to center of action”

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