Scorching on the heels of stealth layoffs at Kirkland, earlier this afternoon, we puzzled when the following spherical of layoffs would happen. Because it seems, it’s taking place right this moment.
Silicon Valley powerhouse Gunderson Dettmer is conducting a discount in power that may have an effect on about 10% of its workforce, together with attorneys, paralegals, and different workers members throughout its U.S. workplaces. The agency has additionally notified its incoming associates that their begin dates could also be deferred. As well as, we’ve heard that the agency has reportedly minimize a few of its first-year associates (outdoors of those that failed the bar examination or had visa points).
That is Gunderson’s second spherical of layoffs in six months. The agency additionally deferred its final spherical of incoming associates again within the fall of 2022.
In accordance with a memo (out there on the following web page) despatched by David T. Younger, the agency’s managing companion, these affected by the layoffs will obtain severance funds in addition to out-placement help.
We’ve reached out to the agency for remark, and can present an replace right here if and after we hear again.
Better of luck to these being let go from Gunderson.
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Kirkland & Ellis Lays Off Associates Throughout US Places of work [Bloomberg Law]
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