Bernick Abandons Boies Schiller For Dechert

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- Famed Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP trial lawyer David M. Bernick has decamped to Dechert LLP's New York office one year after Boies Schiller made headlines by luring Bernick from his post as Philip Morris' general counsel, Dechert confirmed Friday.

Bernick's move is a twist in a storied legal career in which he spent more than 30 years practicing with Kirkland & Ellis LLP before leaving the firm and becoming general counsel and senior vice president of Philip Morris International in 2010.

But the reason underlying...
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