Darby Calls For Pre-Emptive Strategies

Law360, New York (January 21, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A proactive strategy on generational change can help law firms avert some of the problems that have haunted many intellectual property boutiques, says Darby & Darby managing partner Andrew Baum.

A bumpy generational transition is said to have been at the root of some of the troubles that led to the disintegration of firms such as Pennie & Edmonds, which disbanded at the end of 2003, when many senior partners left for general-practice firm Jones Day.

Problems arise when ageing partners refuse to let go of...
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