Law Practice Management
Less Work for Staff After Lawyer Layoffs, So Seyfarth Adds to Staff Layoff List
Posted Jan 14, 2009 6:20 PM CST
By Martha Neil
After laying off about 30 attorneys and paralegals in December, Seyfarth Shaw is now laying off another 25 or so staff members.
In an internal memo reported by Above the Law, the Chicago-based firm announces the new layoffs and says 14 of those affected this time around work in its headquarters office.
"This decision reflects, in part, the residual effect of the reduction in timekeepers announced in December, as well as the need for increased operational efficiency," the firm states in the memo. It also thanks staff for their work and promises news of revised secretarial assignments shortly.