Sacramento-based Downey Brand LLP, which bills itself as the largest law firm in the Central Valley, last week laid off nearly a dozen administrative and support staff.
The move, the first in four years, was done to align staff with office workload. Some administrative duties have shifted to attorneys.
Downey Brand has more than 120 attorneys working at its headquarters offices on the 18th floor of 621 Capitol Mall downtown and at offices in Roseville, Stockton, Reno and San Francisco.
In June last year, the Sacramento boutique law firm of Stern, Van Vleck & McCarron joined Downey Brand, adding to the latter's agriculture-specialty expertise. Downey Brand has extensive expertise in environmental and natural resources law.
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