A San Francisco federal court has ruled that failed law firm Heller Ehrman does not have the right to claim profits from unfinished legal work that its ex-partners took away with them to new firms. Judge Charles
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This is an interesting article about the plight of associates that find themselves in a failing law firm. The article looks back to the period from late 2008 through the end of 2009, when a string of law firms were
2010 was the slowest year for partners making lateral moves since 2000. In the 12 month period ending 30 September 2010, just 2,014 partners left or joined top law firms in the US – a 27 per cent decrease on the
The American Lawyer publishes list of dead law firm web sites.
Dissolved US firm Heller Ehrman paid out more than $7 million to 35 departing or retiring partners in 2008, a bankruptcy filing by the firm shows.
After graduation from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, Inna Efimchik was a corporate associate at Heller Ehrman. She had to leave the firm, when it collapsed in 2008. She and a big group of partners, associates and staff from
Heller Ehrman LLP, the San Francisco-based law firm that voted to dissolve in September, was put into bankruptcy after the committee formed to wind up the business decided that’s the best way to protect all its
Heller Ehrman's Menlo Park, Calif., office, which underwent a fancy remodel two years ago, will be taken over by McDermott, Will & Emery, as part of a negoatiated deal to try to keep Heller out of bankruptcy.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP plans to lease Menlo Park office space vacated by failed Heller Ehrman LLP. The firm has signed a 10-year lease to for more than 80,000 square feet with first rights to a remaining 39,000
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced that Robert Hubbell will join the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of accountants’ liability, securities litigation and
Three laid-off Heller Ehrman employees filed a class action complaint against the dissolving firm on Monday, asking for a jury trial over pay, alleging that Heller failed to pay wages to its terminated employees that it
At least 100 Heller Ehrman employees were laid off on Friday, without receiving the 60 days' wages required by federal law or accrued vacation due under California law, leaving even those remaining expressing confusion
The economic downturn has forced many law firms to downsize and cut spending. But a smaller group is on the prowl, looking to expand even as their earnings are falling...
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman bolstered its D.C. energy regulatory practice Wednesday with the addition of four lawyers from recently dissolved Heller Ehrman...
Five Heller Ehrman litigation partners, including several former litigation practice heads, have joined Arnold & Porter offices in Washington DC and Los Angeles.