Bingham’s Staff Shake-Up Part Of BigLaw’s Cost-Cutting Push

Law360, San Diego (January 28, 2014, 10:24 PM EST) -- Bingham McCutchen LLP’s announcement last week of plans to reorganize its secretarial workforce and shift some of its support staffers to a Kentucky service center signals that BigLaw firms are moving to slash operating costs, a trend that mid-sized firms are expected to join, according to legal experts.

In an effort to work more efficiently and strengthen the firm, Bingham said Friday it had initiated a major staff reorganization that included 31 layoffs from various administrative departments, a reassignment of partner-dedicated secretaries to pools, and the...
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