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As its workforce shrinks, this BigLaw firm restores salaries and reorganizes

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has cut 4% of its global workforce and reorganized practice groups since undertaking a strategic review last year.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has cut about 118 staff members, reports, citing head count figures provided in an Am Law 200 survey. The law firm has also combined its corporate and finance packages.

Bryan Cave announced the end of its strategic review and the launch of a new program dubbed Project Advance in a press release Wednesday.

Denver corporate partner Sean Odendahl will become the firm’s first-ever chief transformation officer, who will lead reorganization and international growth efforts.

After combining its corporate and finance practices, the firm has three primary global business departments: real estate, corporate and finance transactions, and litigation and investigations.

Bryan Cave also announced that it is fully restoring lawyer and business services staff salaries, according to, Law360 and Above the Law.

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