Tower Snow, who was famously expelled from Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison’s partnership in 2002 before that firm’s collapse, is now joining San Francisco’s 105-lawyer Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin as a partner.
At least one eyebrow has gone up in response to the news.
That person's figurative "hmm," after the jump ...
“I’m surprised that he would get a job in San Francisco given the history he’s had,” said one former Brobeck partner. “They obviously think he can bring in work,” the partner added.
Snow told Cal Law in December that he was on a job hunt because he missed the practice of law and because "like everyone else, I've been affected by the financial markets."
For its part, Howard Rice is sanguine about the seasoned securities litigator.
“Tower has an extraordinary combination of securities litigation expertise, in-depth understanding of the business environment, a seasoned and practical approach to complex problems, and sophisticated and nuanced judgment,” new Chairman and Managing Partner Douglas Winthrop said in a prepared statement. “Tower had a number of options as he was considering returning to full-time practice, so we feel very fortunate to have attracted such an exceptionally talented lawyer. We’re looking forward to having Tower further strengthen and expand our nationally recognized securities and financial services litigation practice.”
Neither Snow nor Winthrop were available for comment immediately this morning, but we’re hoping to hear from them by the time we post a fuller story on CalLaw.com tonight.
— Petra Pasternak