Partners depart Patton Boggs ahead of merger
Patton Boggs litigator James Tyrrell is the fourth member of the firm's executive committee to leave the firm ahead of its merger with Squire Sanders to join the partnership of Edwards Wildman Palmer in Morristown, NJ.
Tyrrell was among a group of around a dozen Patton Boggs partners not asked be a part of the new merged firm, Squire Patton Boggs. He has led the firm’s involvement in representing the plaintiffs in a suit against Chevron in Ecuador for pollution from oil exploration. A$9.5 billion verdict was entered against Chevron, but then a judge found tha the ruling was tainted by misconduct and Chevron pursued fraud claims against Patton Boggs until the firm agreed to pay $15 million in a settlement deal approved last month. The litigation had been the largest hurdle in merger talks between the two firms.