Bay Area firms saw record profits last year, partly because of the boom in the tech sector. Now we’re seeing a substantial number of employees being laid off at tech companies, and it makes sense those companies are also going to cut expenses, including legal fees. Firms with a tech-centric client base are going to feel that impact.
— Summer Eberhard, a West Coast-based associate recruiter with Major, Lindsey & Africa, in comments given to the American Lawyer in the wake of stealth layoffs made at firms like Cooley and Gunderson.
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