Husch Blackwell De-Equitizes 25 Partners

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 7:38 PM EST) -- Missouri-based firm Husch Blackwell LLP has de-equitized 25 partners, the firm’s incoming chairman confirmed Wednesday.

The firm, created by the 2008 merger of Blackwell Sanders LLP and Husch & Eppenberger LLC, decided to reclassify 25 equity partners as fixed-income partners, according to incoming chairman Maurice Watson.

“A year ago, our firm determined that we needed to re-examine the criteria for equity partner, something that had not been evaluated since our firms merged four years ago,” Watson said. “Following an industry analysis, we determined that our criteria...
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