Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is reducing administrative staff in New York and Washington. The reductions, which a firm spokeswoman said were less than 10 percent of the law firm's 730 staffers firmwide, affect primarily floating secretaries, part-time assistants and paralegals and library personnel.
The layoffs, first reported on AboveTheLaw.com, resulted from the law firm's review of its administrative resources and staffing requirements. The employees will receive severance packages based on years of service, the spokeswoman said.
Ranked 55th on the latest NLJ 250 survey -- The National Law Journal's annual survey of the nation's largest law firms -- New York-based Fried Frank has about 700 attorneys in seven offices.