Cadwalader Mulls Lawsuit Against Defecting Partners

Law360, New York (January 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- After seeing seven London partners jump ship earlier this month, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP is reportedly considering legal action against the group for alleged violations of their partnership agreements.

On Tuesday, London's Legal Week reported that Cadwalader had sent letters before action to the seven, accusing them of breaching the confidential terms of their partnership deed by moving to Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.

Former London office head Michelle Duncan led the partner exodus to Paul Hastings in mid-January, with the rival welcoming the...
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