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Mayer Brown and Heller Ehrman in merger talks

Aug 29, 2008 Fresh off its aborted tie-up with Baker & McKenzie, San Francisco-based Heller is now in merger talks with Mayer Brown according to the American Lawyer blog. In the last year, Heller Ehrman and Mayer Brown have seen…

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Mayer Brown Restructuring Chief Defects for Orrick

Aug 26, 2008 A rough 18 months for Mayer Brown got a little worse on Monday, when San Francisco's Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced that Raniero "Ron" D'Aversa, Jr., the cochair of Mayer's restructuring and bankruptcy…

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Following Losses, Thelen Renames Itself

Aug 26, 2008 Following the departure of a third name partner, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner announced today that it will rename itself "Thelen." The news followed word earlier today that Jeffrey Steiner and seven corporate…

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Simpson Thacher hires Akin partner Tristan Brown

Jun 14, 2008 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has ramped up its executive compensation capabilities, snaring a partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Tristan Brown will join the firm as partner in Simpson Thacher’s Palo Alto,…

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Thelen Lays Off 26 Associates, 85 Staffers

Mar 20, 2008 Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner laid off 26 associates and 85 staff on Wednesday afternoon, the most dramatic step in a package of moves reacting to tough economic times. The firm is also trimming its summer…

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U.S. law firm layoffs pick up pace as economy slows

Mar 12, 2008 For the second year in a row, 460-lawyer Chicago firm Jenner & Block has axed equity partners. At least 10 partners have been told to give up their equity and some have been asked to leave. Last year, the firm stripped…

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Kaye Sholer hires German partner

Feb 28, 2008 Mayer Brown has lost Frankfurt partner Wolfgang Leip, who has left the Chicago firm to join the German practice of New York outfit Kaye Scholer. Leip is a patent litigator and will bring a three-lawyer team with him…

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