The economy is continuing to shed legal jobs. Today’s news comes from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. A GDC spokesperson just furnished Above the Law with this statement:
Due to the challenging market environment that has affected our clients and the demand for legal services, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has reduced its staff positions by 36 across the Firm’s nine U.S. offices. While this is a modest reduction in staff relative to many peer firms, it was nonetheless made reluctantly and with great regret. Now, more than ever, however, we must take appropriate steps to serve our clients in the most cost-efficient manner.
As we’ve said many times, legal support staffs continue to feel the brunt of the retraction in the legal market.
This is the latest cost cutting move from Gibson Dunn, which recently scaled back its summer program to ten weeks. Hopefully, it will be the last?
Good luck to the recently displaced staff at GDC.
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of staff layoffs