Rumors have been flying into ATL about what’s going down in the ATL all week. We are now able to report that the Atlanta office of Paul Hastings is going through a round of layoffs. Most of our sources agree that approximately ten associates have been let go.
The ten people represent about 15% of Paul Hastings’ associates in Atlanta, according to many tipsters and the latest NALP figures.
The firm furnished ATL with this response:
As in previous years, there is some limited turnover taking place in our Atlanta office as part of our annual performance evaluation process, as well as from attrition.
Some tipsters have expressed concern over the way Paul Hastings is communicating with associates:
Nobody has announced anything, and this is all being done in total silence from the PH partners and management…
The layoffs have not surprised any of the tipsters we talked with. Many report that work is slow, bordering on non-existent, in the Atlanta office.
If this is happening in Atlanta, you have to wonder if there are stealth layoffs happening in New York or California. If you have any information, send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.