Heller, Howrey Clawbacks Make Firms Rethink Ex-Partner Hires

Law360, San Diego (March 12, 2013, 11:17 PM EDT) -- With the estate of Heller Ehrman LLP receiving the green light to pursue claims against the firms that picked up its ex-partners the same day that Howrey LLP's trustee fired off a slew of similar suits, experts say law firms may be more wary about hiring partners from dissolved firms going forward. 

A California bankruptcy judge on Monday let the Heller estate move forward with adversary proceedings against Jones Day, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, which all...
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Case Title

Heller Ehrman LLP


Case Number

3:08-bk-32514

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

December 28, 2008


Case Title

Howrey LLP


Case Number

3:11-bk-31376

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

April 11, 2011

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