Winston Offers Safe Harbor For Most Howrey Partners

Law360, New York (February 1, 2011, 5:23 PM EST) -- Howrey LLP, plagued by a number of recent high-profile defections, confirmed Tuesday that Winston & Strawn LLP had made offers to "a very high percentage" of its partners, on the heels of reports that the firms were in merger talks.

A Howrey spokeswoman would not provide additional details about the offers, but The Recorder, a California-based legal industry publication, reported Monday that the Howrey partners who were not offered positions at Winston & Strawn had expressed interest in other employers, or had conflicts.

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