Howrey Exodus May Put Winston & Strawn In Hot Seat

Law360, New York (February 3, 2011, 8:14 PM EST) -- With Winston & Strawn LLP poised to take on a large number of Howrey LLP partners, the firm is potentially opening itself up to lawsuits over the ailing firm's debts even without an official tie-up, industry experts said.

The majority of Howrey's partners will likely accept Winston & Strawn's offers for safe haven, which will make it unlikely that Howrey can survive, legal experts said Thursday, despite the firm's insistence that its antitrust group would remain intact.

Winston & Strawn's reported offers to three-quarters of Howrey's...
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