20 lawyers shift from Willkie Farr to longtime client

November 1, 2011 A group of up to 20 lawyers is set to depart from Willkie Farr & Gallagher to move in house at one of the firm’s biggest clients - Bloomberg L.P. The group is led by corporate partner Richard K. DeSherer, who currently heads Willkie's information systems and technology practice group, and includes five partners and up to 15 associates.

Willkie co-chairman Steven Gartner said that the move will solidify the relationship between the firm and its longtime client: "This is great news for Bloomberg and Willkie Farr”, he said, adding: “We've worked with [Bloomberg] for more than 25 years and they've worked with many of these partners for a good chunk of that, including Dick [DeScherer] and Dan [Grossman] for all of that time."

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