Setback For Orrick In Former Associate's Lawsuit

Law360, New York (October 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sixteen months after a laid-off IP associate sued his previous employer, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a New York judge has rejected the law firm’s attempt to disqualify the man's counsel from the case.

Orrick argued unsuccessfully that attorney Douglas H. Wigdor, of Thompson Wigdor & Gilly in New York, should be removed from the case because he was once consulted by another former Orrick associate who sued the firm.

Both associates claim that Orrick robbed them of promised partnerships. Wigdor’s client, Patrick J. Hoeffner, has...
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