The votes are in and it's official. Thelen is dissolving, a spokesman for the firm said. (While it was a foregone conclusion, the vote technically was still ongoing when the news was announced last week.)
At least one Thelen partner has found a new home, while the Heller stream continues.
Thelen intellectual property litigator Keith Slenkovich joined Wilmer Hale in Palo Alto.
Lawrence Zweifach, a former Heller partner, joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in New York, while Daniel Appelman, founding chairman of Heller's intellectual property transactions practice, has become a partner at Montgomery & Hansen in Silicon Valley.
Joy Arnold and Bhavana Joneja both joined Sheppard Mullin, Arnold as a partner* and Joneja as special counsel in the firm's I.P. practice in New York. Arnold was a partner in Heller's New York office, while Joneja was an associate.
In non-lawyer moves, Heller’s former chief marketing officer, Lynn Kirk, will take the same role at Cooley Godward Kronish.
— Niraj Chokshi
*Corrected: Original wrongly stated that both are special counsel.