Coudert, Dechert Battle Over Confidential Client Records

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A New York judge on Thursday told attorneys for Dechert LLP and the bankruptcy administrator for the Coudert Brothers LLP to submit orders outlining what documents fall under the blanket of client confidentiality in their dispute over Dechert's takeover of Coudert's Paris office.

The lawyers argued in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael H. Dolinger over discovery issues surrounding their quarrel over bankruptcy administrator Development Specialists Inc.’s fraudulent transfer claims against Dechert — which hired former Coudert partners when the firm went under in...
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