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15 Lawyers Say So Long to Dickstein, Hello to Kasowitz Benson in Same Building

Posted Dec 23, 2009 3:22 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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There may be some tense elevator encounters among attorneys at one Manhattan office building after the announcement of a planned defection of 15 lawyers from Dickstein Shapiro to Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman.

That's because the New York City contingents of the two law firms both work in the same building, at 1633 Broadway, reports the American Lawyer in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.). The article is based on information from two unidentified sources.

Led by Robin Cohen, the managing partner of Dickstein's New York office, the group announced its plans this week, and American Lawyer sources expect Dickstein Shapiro to urge the group to stay. Cohen formerly worked at Anderson Kill & Olick and focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation.

Founder Marc Kasowitz, who serves as managing partner of Kasowitz Benson, not only declined to comment but didn't confirm the planned lateral move by the Cohen group, American Lawyer says.

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