Oct. 10: Mass layoffs at Heller. Full story, password-free, at CalLaw.com.
Today’s big news: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has picked up the largest single group of Heller partners to date — 26 of them, including three former chairmen and eight practice heads.
Update: Make that 27. Orrick just announced that Jonathan Palmer, another Heller partner from the antitrust practice, will continue to split his time between Seattle and Hong Kong with Orrick.
The group includes Barry Levin, Robert Rosenfeld and Larry Popofsky, the three most recent chairmen of the firm. Matt Larrabee, the current head of the firm, did not join the group.
Fourteen partners will join Orrick in San Francisco, five will join in Washington, D.C., four in Seattle, three in New York and one in London. No one seems to have word of whether associates or staff are coming along, but we've got a few calls out and will update as we learn more.
Orrick has taken on 73 new partners this year, including the Heller partners and another 20 through a merger in Germany with Hölters & Elsing.
The press release is out and the news is making the rounds, but quite a few sites seem not to have all the names straight. Full breakdown after the jump.