5 Things To Know About The Heller Ehrman Clawback Case

Law360, New York (September 19, 2016, 11:27 PM EDT) -- Remember 2008? A Bush was still in the White House, the iPhone 3G was hot, and the bankruptcy of General Motors still seemed somehow avoidable. And over at renowned California firm Heller Ehrman LLP, some 730 lawyers were on the clock for clients like AOL Time Warner, Merck and Philip Morris USA.

Fast-forward eight years, and the California Supreme Court said last week it would finally answer a knotty question: Who “owns” the unfinished hourly work partners take with them when a firm goes belly-up?

“In some jurisdictions and within the professional responsibility community, there are a lot of people who...

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