Pierce Sergenian Shakeout Produces A Split-Off Boutique

Law360, New York (December 11, 2017, 9:03 PM EST) -- Less than a year into its existence, Los Angeles litigation boutique Pierce Sergenian LLP has been renamed Pierce Burns LLP after two members split to form their own boutique as a result of a clash between the original name partners over their long-term visions, Law360 has learned.

David Sergenian withdrew from the firm in mid-November, taking litigator Joseph R. Ashby with him, to form Sergenian Ashby LLP after it became clear that the pair had a more conservative vision for the firm’s growth.

John Pierce and the remaining five lawyers are continuing operations as Pierce Burns LLP, with litigator Julian Burns...

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