New York Law Firm Cuts Jobs Amid Pandemic

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The novel coronavirus just keeps on taking swipes at the legal profession. Very few firms are likely to escape the pandemic in exactly the same shape as before.

The latest firm to cut positions in the wake of COVID-19, is New York City-based Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. The firm filed notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act saying that the coronavirus is forcing it to lay off 34 people.

According to, Jeffrey Citron, co-managing partner at the firm, played up the overall health of the firm saying the decision was “purely preventative” and “playing defense,” noting:

“It was very difficult to have the secretaries working, not being in the office,” he said. While the firm’s attorneys “all have laptops, and most of the attorneys are computer-literate,” he said, it was harder to adapt the work of support staff to the pandemic’s restrictions.

Best wishes to all those who find themselves suddenly out of work.

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