Pond Lehocky Leader Pushes Court To Dissolve Partnership

Law360 (December 4, 2019, 4:32 PM EST) -- A name partner with Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano LLP asked a Pennsylvania judge Tuesday to dissolve the prominent Philadelphia-based employment shop’s partnership agreement in response to alleged efforts to strong-arm him out of the firm.

David Stern, who helped co-found Pond Lehocky in 2010, said managing partner Samuel Pond had engaged in an all-out war to force him to give up his 31.67% ownership stake in the firm, including ousting him as de facto head of the workers’ compensation group and freezing him out of partnership meetings.

“Stern has been stripped of his standing at the firm that he helped build,...

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