Intellectual property firm Fish & Richardson laid off 30 staff members across eight U.S. offices and joined a growing list of firms cutting staff in lieu of lawyers as economic conditions deteriorate.
In a statement, Fish & Richardson cited the economic climate as the reason for the cuts.
"During this time of historic economic uncertainty, we will continue to manage our business strategically and proactively so that we can preserve our enduring commitment to delivering high quality and value to our clients," said Fish & Richardson's statement.
The firm also said the workers will be eligible for severance.
The roughly 500-lawyer Fish & Richardson, which is also known for litigation and corporate matters, opened its 11th U.S. office in Houston in October.
Boston's Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge laid off nearly 60 support staff members in November.