Amid a technical recession and authorized recruiters saying that “demand for associates not exceeds provide,” we’d been cautioning that outright layoffs (and maybe stealth layoffs) could quickly be on the best way. Sadly, that has formally come to move, with an Am Regulation 100 agency pushing staff out the door throughout a time of “transition.”
As first reported by the American Lawyer, Fish & Richardson — a agency that introduced in $467,064,000 gross income in 2021, placing it at No. 94 in the latest Am Regulation 100 rating — has eradicated its litigation secretary position throughout all 14 of its places of work. The agency supplied this touch upon the reductions:
“Lately, we internally introduced our plan to evolve our litigation follow help from a standard litigation secretary position into positions that higher align with the superior skillsets of our expertise and the best way we follow regulation in the present day,” the agency stated in a ready assertion to The American Lawyer.
“This shift helps our follow objectives to satisfy the present wants of our inside and exterior purchasers and additional defines the skillsets and expectations of our help roles,” continued the assertion. “Our conventional litigation secretary position was eradicated and we transitioned these roles to different litigation follow help roles.”
Per Am Regulation, a minimum of 9 litigation secretaries have been impacted by this transfer, and whereas some have been supplied different positions at Fish, the remaining have been let go.
We want all these impacted by the agency’s layoffs one of the best of luck as they try to search out new employment, within the authorized sector or in any other case.
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Employees Layoffs at Fish & Richardson as Secretary Roles ‘Transition’ [American Lawyer]
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