Seyfarth Says Thelen Trustee Win Would Make Ex-Attys 'Toxic'

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Seyfarth Shaw LLP on Friday blasted a suit brought by Thelen LLP’s bankruptcy trustee seeking to recoup fees from partners who joined Seyfarth, saying an adverse ruling would make attorneys of dissolving firms “toxic” to the legal marketplace.

In October 2008, Thelen's remaining partners voted to dissolve the firm and added language to its partnership plan waiving its right to any unfinished business. According to the suit by trustee Yann Geron — one of nearly 100 adversary complaints filed Sept. 15 against former Thelen partners and...
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