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BigLaw Heavyweights' Feud Highlights Legal Quagmire

By Caroline Simson (February 9, 2022, 8:11 PM EST) -- A feud between rival BigLaw firms Jones Day and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP over Orrick's refusal to provide testimony in an international arbitration has grabbed the attention of the arbitration community, which fears an impending Ninth Circuit ruling may make it more difficult to enforce arbitral subpoenas.

Jones Day is trying to force Orrick and two of its attorneys, chairman Mitchell Zuklie and former managing partner Michael Torpey, who is now special assistant to the chairman, to appear for a hearing that was to be held at a JAMS facility in San Jose, California. Oral arguments in the case at the Ninth...

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