BCG News - 11/24/08
Thelen Attorneys Join Winston & Strawn
Winston & Strawn is welcoming 18 new lawyers from the Thelen collapse when just earlier this month Winston announced taking on around ten former Heller Ehrman partners and associates. The Chicago-based firm will place most of Thelen's lawyers in their San Francisco office. Winston & Strawn has a 150-year track record in litigation and transactional work. Their clients have included: McDonald's, Verizon, and Philip Morris.
Obama Wants Eric Holder for Attorney General
Graduate of Columbia Law School, Eric Holder is the President-elects choice as Attorney General. Holder is a former U.S. attorney and is one of Washington's premier defense attorneys representing clients such as Merck and the NFL. Currently, Holder is a partner at Covington & Burlington in Washington, but during the Obama campaign served as a senior legal advisor. If appointed, Holder would be the first black attorney general in the nation's history.
Solid Office Culture Aids Firm Survival
Defining the culture of your law firm can be a huge contributor to success during a time of uncertainty. It is crucial that a firm's manager spend time evaluating and making necessary changes aligning the firm's atmosphere to parallel the firm's current and long-term goals and vision. Consistency in all aspects of a firm's culture and objectives should be at the top of the priority list for every member of a practice.
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