Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has laid off 47 employees in business services roles across its global footprint, the law firm announced Thursday morning, including 34 U.S. employees in all 17 offices nationwide. Two U.K.-based employees along with 11 employees across Europe, the Middle East and Asia were also cut.

In a statement, BCLP said that the cuts were focused on secretarial and administrative roles that came to signify excess capacity after the firm conducted a “comprehensive review of support ratios.” No lawyers were impacted by the cuts.