Davis Polk Escapes Recruiter's $1.4M Hiring Fee Suit In NY

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 8:11 PM EST) -- A legal recruiter’s lawsuit seeking a $1.4 million commission for purported recruits he found for Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Hong Kong office was thrown out on Tuesday, after a New York judge found that the case belongs in Hong Kong.

At a hearing in Manhattan, New York Supreme Court Judge O. Peter Sherwood rebuffed arguments from legal recruiter Alan Metz’s attorney, Paul D. Wexler of Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard LLP, saying the seven-factor test for granting a motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds clearly...
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