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Howrey, Firms Say DC Court Should Decide Clawback Query

Law360, San Francisco (November 16, 2017, 10:23 PM EST) -- Several law firms, including Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Jones Day, and the trustee for Howrey LLP agreed Thursday that the Ninth Circuit should ask the D.C. Court of Appeals whether the bankrupt law firm could seek fees its ex-clients paid its former attorneys after they’d left the practice, but disagreed on the question’s framework.

Howrey's trustee is attempting to claim $20 million in billings from the law firm's former attorneys, who were later hired at Jones Day, Seyfarth, Perkins Coie LLP, Hogan Lovells, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw...
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