Bingham Defectors Lured By Strong Sidley Platform, Atty Says

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Sidley Austin LLP's strength in overlapping areas of interest to securities defense lawyers was the motivating factor for a mass Bingham McCutchen LLP partner defection this week, one of the outgoing partners told Law360 on Wednesday.

"It's not about dissatisfaction with Bingham," said one of the 11 outgoing partners, who asked not be identified because the changeover will not be complete until Monday. "Sidley offered us something that is very attractive to our areas of interests … and a stronger platform."

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