Reed Smith announced a new round of measures Monday to shore up its finances in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, including an extension of previously announced salary reductions, truncated workweeks for personal assistants, and the elimination of fewer than 20 lawyer positions in London.

The firm said London⁠—its largest office, with over 350 attorneys⁠—would see a “targeted redundancy process” that would impact less than 20 attorneys and 10 professional staffers. The firm appears to be the first major firm with a significant presence in London to lay off fee earners there.

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