Dechert Takes DLA Piper Lateral Hire Dispute To Court

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Dechert LLP is taking a dispute with DLA Piper over white collar attorney Neil Gerrard, whose move to Dechert from DLA Piper has been hampered by his former employer, to Pennsylvania state court, a source told Law360 on Thursday.

On Monday, Dechert's attorneys filed a document asking the court to issue a writ of summons to DLA Piper. The document lists DLA Piper's operations in the U.S. and the U.K. as defendants.

A complaint has not yet been filed in the case, but a person familiar...
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