Orrick Fires Back At Laid-Off IP Attorney Who Sued Firm For $100 Million

Law360, New York (September 30, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Battling a $100 million lawsuit brought by a laid-off IP attorney who says he was robbed of a promised partnership, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe told the court the ambitious young associate mistook support from his superior as a “rubber stamp” to a promotion.

Patrick J. Hoeffner sued Orrick in July for breach of contract, claiming his layoff violated a verbal agreement. Hoeffner says he was guaranteed the promotion after agreeing to stay with the firm to keep a multi-million dollar client from flying the coop....
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