DLA Piper lays off employees in 26 US cities

November 16, 2010 DLA piper has laid off an undisclosed number of staffers from its offices in 26 US cities.

The firm’s CEO and director of US operations Bob Bratt said: "It is important for us at DLA Piper to ensure that our resources, including support staff, are right-sized in order for us to maximize the performance of our firm." He added: "We believe we have an optimal level of support staff to assist our lawyers in delivering the world-class legal services for which our clients rely on us."

The firm began to lay off workers two years ago with redundancy of five technology lawyers from its overseas offices. In February 2009 the firm terminated 80 layers and 100 staff, and proceeded to lay off another 21 associates and 100 staffers the following summer.

Bratt said: "We are working with those affected by this right-sizing to assist them with outplacement services that will support them with their transition and work with them to identify new employment opportunities.”

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