Blank Rome Will Trim Secretary Ranks With Buyouts

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 6:54 PM EST) -- Secretaries at Philadelphia-based Blank Rome LLP have been offered buyouts as the firm downsizes and reorganizes its support staff, the firm confirmed Tuesday.

"We are not conducting traditional layoffs at this time, but have instead offered all of our legal secretaries what we have designed to be an attractive, voluntary separation package," the firm said in a statement. 

Blank Rome said it was implementing a new companywide secretarial structure that would result in the need for fewer legal secretaries. The firm has 10 U.S. offices as well as...
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