Cooley Sued For Poaching From Chadbourne IP Group

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT) -- Legal recruiter Wise Counsel LLC on Thursday hit Cooley LLP and the chair of its New York intellectual property practice with a lawsuit alleging they caused Wise Counsel to lose $26,250 when they poached an engineer that Wise Counsel had recruited for Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Wise Counsel says it lost the money when Walter Hanchuk, a former Chadbourne partner, moved to Cooley and allegedly took Lesly Pinol, a patent technical adviser that Wise Counsel had recently recruited for Chadbourne, along with him.

“Hanchuk's interference with...
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