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Fitzpatrick Cella reorganizes staff, confirms ‘associate attrition’

Posted Apr 15, 2014 8:33 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto has reportedly laid off support staffers and associates.

The intellectual-property law firm isn’t confirming specifics, Above the Law reports. The firm released this statement to the blog:

“The recent reorganization of our staff personnel and appropriate associate attrition in connection with our review process positions Fitzpatrick to meet changing client needs in the efficient way required by the ever evolving nature of providing top flight legal services, now and into the future. We firmly believe that these changes will strengthen our ability to give our world class clients the highest quality service, which they deserve and are accustomed to receiving from us.”

Three partners—Lisa Barons Pensabene, Marc Pensabene and Filko Prugo—recently left Fitzpatrick Cella for O'Melveny & Myers. O’Melveny said in a press release that the trio are "all first-chair patent trial lawyers.”

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