Earlier this month, we reported that Paul Hastings laid off a number of attorneys in its Atlanta office. Last week, we learned that the firm Paul Hastings took a slight dip in profits per partner in 2008.
You know what is coming next. A tipster reports:
I just wanted to let you know that stealth layoffs are ongoing at Paul Hastings. Rumor has it that the grim reaper is making rounds to many offices [in California].
Other tipsters report that the current round of layoffs at Paul Hastings has a truly international feel:
I heard that PH laid off 50% of its associates in the Shanghai office as compared to the same time last year.
We’re still waiting for a firm response after the jump.
Firm spokespeople termed the Paul Hastings Atlanta layoffs as performance based. At the time, the firm said:
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.
We again reached out to the firm for comment on this latest round of layoffs. But the firm declined to furnish ATL with a response. Hence, we just do not know how many people will be let go as the Paul Hastings layoffs travel coast-to-coast and beyond.
We will update this post with the official number of California cuts if the firm decides to release that information.