Backlash Fails To Discourage Firms' Carcass-Picking

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 6:19 PM EDT) -- In the wake of several prominent law firms' collapses, suits against former partners and their subsequent legal homes have started to spring up, but the threat has done little to dampen firms' willingness to welcome those that survive the wreckage, legal experts say.

Over the past year, Heller Ehrman LLP, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, and Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP have all imploded under the strain of the economic crisis, leaving some of the country's top legal talent without jobs.

While many of...
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