Court Revives Ex-Associate's Claim Against Orrick

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York appellate court has revived an inducement claim brought by a former senior associate at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP who claims the firm tricked him into staying in its intellectual property department by falsely offering to make him a partner.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of New York's Appellate Division, First Department, granted Patrick Hoeffner's bid to reinstate his inducement claim, finding merit in his claims that he remained at the firm by taking Orrick at its word regarding the partnership process....
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