Bloomberg Law
Sept. 1, 2020, 9:27 PM

Baker McKenzie to Cut North American Workforce as Covid Persists

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms by headcount, is reducing its North American workforce by 6% as it deals with the prolonged economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The reductions are part of a move to realign practices and prepare for “the next normal,” the firm said. The layoffs include lawyers, “timekeepers,” and business professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The firm declined to provide the number of impacted workers or lawyers.

The law firm market has felt a wide range of impacts from the coronavirus, with nearly half of the 100 largest firms announcing ...

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