MoFo Raids Milbank Tweed, Triggers Calif. Closure

Law360, New York (January 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- San Francisco law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP has dealt a lethal blow to the Silicon Valley satellite of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy by luring its top intellectual property partner with benefits unique to a general practice powerhouse.

The Milbank Tweed office, with 11 lawyers, will close its doors for good when attorney James Pooley leaves the Palo Alto office at the beginning of February.

Twelve months of talks between Pooley and Milbank Tweed’s leadership in New York could not salvage the office’s business model...
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