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Who's entitled to fees after law firm failure?

Jun 6, 2014 The question of who is entitled to the profits from lawyer fees after the collapse of a law firm is a hotly contested one, and the issue is currently playing out in the New York Supreme Court. Also at issue is…

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US lateral market at a ten year low

Feb 7, 2011 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…

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Associates sue Thelen over lost wages

Nov 26, 2008 Three Thelen associates and a staff member filed suit against Thelen in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that the firm violated the WARN Act by not giving 60 days' notice prior to…

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Winston Strawn bags 19 lawyers from Thelen

Nov 21, 2008 Chicago-based Winston & Strawn is the latest to profit from the demise of Thelen, hiring 19 Thelen lawyers into three of its offices, reports The Lawyer. The nine-partner, 10-associate haul is third largest to emerge…

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Thelen law firm faces threat of closing

Oct 29, 2008 Thelen LLP, a 400-attorney San Francisco firm founded in 1924, is poised to be the latest corporate-law firm forced out of business amid an industrywide slowdown. The partnership council of the firm has confirmed that…

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Thelen chairman Stephen O’Neal job-hunting?

Oct 27, 2008 According to the Recorder, Thelen's chairman Stephen O’Neal and 30 or so lawyers from Thelen’s construction and mass torts practice are currently in talks with Howrey, in the hopes of closing a deal within the next…

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Some law firms hire in slump

Oct 10, 2008 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...

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Thelen and Nixon Peabody Discuss Merger

Sep 11, 2008 Thelen is the latest firm seeking a merger to shore up the firm in the wake of significant partner departures. According to sources close to the situation, Thelen and Nixon Peabody may have an agreement pending. A…

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