8 Vinson & Elkins Lawyers Defect To Start IP Boutique

Law360, New York (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Citing a reorganization last year as their main impetus for leaving, two intellectual property partners from the Austin, Texas, office of Vinson & Elkins LLP have formed their own IP boutique — poaching six of their former employer's associates and snagging the former in-house attorney for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Austin-based Floyd & Buss LLP has only nine attorneys, the last of whom it hired at the beginning of the month, and boasts an organizational structure that gives associates a share of its profits and involvement...
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