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Reed Smith expects to cut 66 legal secretary jobs in voluntary separation program

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Reed Smith expects to cut 44 legal secretary jobs in the United States and another 22 of those jobs in the United Kingdom in a voluntary separation program, the law firm said Wednesday.

Reed Smith offered enhanced severance packages to those who opted to leave, reports.

Those who remain will move into newly created executive assistant jobs that involve working with a large number of lawyers, the law firm announced in June.

The firm said Wednesday it is grateful for the contributions of those who are leaving.

“Those who chose to remain with Reed Smith will now move into the EA role and be provided with personalized development to ensure they have the necessary skill set for their new role,” Reed Smith said in a statement. “The firm has created a transition team to ensure continuity in administrative support during the transition to the EA role.”

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