Crowell Loses 6 Partners To Thompson, Weil Amid Scandal

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 4:24 PM EST) -- A group of six partners with real estate, restructuring and arbitration experience has departed Crowell & Moring LLP for Thompson & Knight LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in the wake of a $7 million real estate client-theft scandal in which a former Crowell attorney faces criminal charges, the firms announced Tuesday.

William M. O’Connor and Evelyn H. Seeler will join Thompson & Knight after a five-year tenure with Crowell’s financial services group — a team that included counsel Douglas R. Arntsen, who was charged...
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