Thomas Whitelaw Sued Over Former Atty's Employment Pact

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 10:26 PM EST) -- An attorney formerly employed at Thomas Whitelaw LLP in San Francisco sued the firm for breach of contract in federal court on Thursday, claiming the firm refused to pay his end-of-year distribution, forcing him to quit.

Jeffrey V. Commisso, a business litigation specialist, alleges name partner Joseph E. Thomas represented to him that he would be a nonequity partner and, in time, would become an equity partner, but he was treated as a “mere employee” and the firm only offered him less than one-third of the...
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