Leaps and Bounds: Notable Firm News

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Heller's dissolution continues to spell big gains for other firms. Dechert nabbed a high-profile firm chairman. Sidley Austin scooped up six partners, most with top managerial credentials, and Orrick added another three, nudging its Heller booty total up to 29 partners.

The Buzz: Office Openings, Mergers, New Practice Groups and Leadership Changes

Nixon Peabody LLP teamed up with 25 lawyers from Taylor Wessing LLP to open its Paris office, expanding its international presence. French tax attorney Arnaud de Senihles heads up the new venture.

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