As if yesterday’s $4.3 million worth of news wasn’t bad enough for McDermott Will & Emery, Legal Pad hears that a group of IP heavy hitters is leaving the firm for White & Case.
Headed by Washington, D.C., rainmaker Jack Lever, the group also includes a couple of Palo Alto partners: Bijal Vakil and Shamita Etienne-Cummings, sources tell us.
Lever has an impressive list of clients and has been an influential partner at McDermott. He co-founded the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Department and was worldwide head of the department and of the D.C. office. Right now, he’s the partner in charge of the Asian practice for the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Department. The Palo Alto contingent Etienne-Cummings and Vakil are also well-respected IP litigators in their own right.
Looks to be a big score for White & Case.
What’s going on at McDermott? Please enlighten us.
— Zusha Elinson