Terminated IP Associate Sues Orrick For $100M Over Partnership Pledge

Law360, New York (July 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former senior associate with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s intellectual property practice has sued the firm for more than $100 million for breach of contract, alleging a promise to confer partnership was never fulfilled.

According to the complaint, filed Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Patrick J. Hoeffner received a verbal promise of partnership from Orrick partners William Anthony, Robert Isackson and Robert Cote but instead found himself laid off more than two years later.

Hoeffner claims the verbal agreement, allegedly made in March 2002, was an...
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