California firm Downey Brand cuts 11 support staff

June 22, 2013 One of central California’s largest law firms, Downey Brand, has laid off 11 administrative and support staff members.

Partner and ex-com member Chris Delfino explained that lawyers are able to do more of their own work due to developments in electronic technology, and the firm is making cuts to increase efficiency and offer best value to clients.

“We continue to look at all our business operations and attempt to align our staff with the workload,” he said. "Some attorneys have retired; some have gone elsewhere."

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