Heller Ehrman's BigLaw Fee Fight Hits Calif. High Court

The California Supreme Court dove deep into the financial rights of law firms on Thursday when the trustee of dissolved firm Heller Ehrman LLP argued it’s entitled to the hourly profits of ex-partners for cases they continue at new firms like Jones Day and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

The case wound up in front of the California Supreme Court, shown in 2009, last year as a certified question from the Ninth Circuit. (Getty) Christopher D. Sullivan of Diamond McCarthy LLP, who represents Heller’s trustee, said...

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