US firm Snell & Wilmer lays off 40 staff

May 12, 2014 US law firm Snell & Wilmer - a firm with 400 lawyers on the books and offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Mexico - has laid off around 40 staff.

Chairman John Bouma explained:“This decision was made to achieve better alignment and recognize increased efficiencies.” He added:"Affected staff members will receive severance packages based on their tenure at the firm.

"These decisions are never easy, particularly when they involve good people who have served our firm and our clients well over the years," the statement continues. "Snell & Wilmer remains debt-free, financially strong, and focused on continuing to efficiently provide outstanding legal services to our clients.”

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