An e-mail from a fired Paul Hastings associate spurred online chatter that the firm was laying off attorneys. But the firm says that’s not the case.

On Monday, Above the Law posted a leaked e-mail to Paul Hastings associates from Shinyung Oh, a commercial litigation lawyer who was fired April 30. The e-mail noted that she was let go six days after a miscarriage and a few months after a poor performance review. The legal blog touted the missive as proof of layoffs, and in a follow-up post said the firm had canned at least 22 associates.

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