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Heller Ehrman law firm to dissolve Friday

Sep 26, 2008 The San Francisco law firm Heller Ehrman will formally vote Friday to dissolve, ending a legal partnership that survived the 1906 earthquake, a depression, wars and social upheavals but was, in the final analysis, unable…

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Big California firms pay associates $160K to $265K

Sep 11, 2008 The “vast majority" of the 17 law firms that responded to survey by the Recorder pay their associates lockstep compensation that begins at $160,000. The firms increased pay to $210,000 for fourth-year associates and…

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Knobbe Martens adds nearly 50 lawyers, 30 in Irvine

Sep 8, 2008 Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has become the county’s largest law firm after hiring nearly 50 lawyers, including 30 at its Irvine headquarters. The lawyers, who are starting this week, push intellectual property…

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Facebook Sues German Social Network StudiVZ

Jul 19, 2008 Facebook is pursuing social networks it believes have copied their design or features by suing German social network StudiVZ. The Financial Times has reported that Facebook filed a suit in the Californian Supreme Court…

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Singing cowboy joins Orrick as IP partner

Jul 2, 2008 Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe announced that it had hired the former head of Jones Day’s Los Angeles intellectual property group, Rob Dickerson as a partner. According to his former Jones Day profile, Dickerson…

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Skadden, DLA Piper on $6.7 Life Sciences Merger

Jun 14, 2008 Skadden and DLA Piper advised two California-based companies on a $6.7 billion merger that would create one of the world's largest life sciences companies and a leader in human genome research. Invitrogen Corporation,…

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Lanier Law Firm opens in Palo Alto

Apr 1, 2008 The Lanier Law Firm said Monday it is moving into Palo Alto and named Christopher Banys to lead the new office. Banys comes to the firm from Palo Alto-based Howrey LLP. The Lanier Law Firm also has offices in Los…

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