BigLaw firm lays off 47 business services employees

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has laid off 34 employees across its U.S. offices and another 13 employees overseas, the law firm announced Thursday.

Those who were laid off were in business services roles. In the United States, most of the layoffs were in secretarial and administrative positions, according to a Bryan Cave May 25 press release. has coverage.

The layoffs decision was made after a “comprehensive review of support ratios” found excess capacity, the firm said in a statement.

The employees will receive “comprehensive support packages, including competitive severance benefits, outplacement assistance and resources to facilitate their career transition,” the firm said.

The layoffs did not include lawyers.

The layoffs are “part of a number of strategic decisions BCLP has made to support the evolving needs of the firm,” according to the press release.

Since January, the firm has hired 10 lateral partners and promoted 21 new partners. The firm also opened a new office in Seattle in April and “announced its second most profitable year on record” in March.

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