Dechert Shows The Door To 72 Admin Staff

Law360, New York (December 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Dechert LLP has laid off 72 administrative staff from offices across the country, axing 12.6 percent of the firm's 570-member support staff in the U.S. The firm did not specify whether the cuts were economic or performance-based.

Dechert did not indicate which positions were cut or how many staff were let go from each of the firm's 11 domestic offices.

The news was published by The Legal Intelligencer on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Dechert confirmed the information in the news article but declined to comment further....
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