17 Howrey Lawyers Join Baker Hostetler, Including Global Litigation Co-Chair Abrams

Early rumors suggested that Howrey’s co-chair of global litigation, Robert Abrams, would be joining the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Howrey’s co-counsel for 4,000 dairy farmers in a huge antitrust suit that could bring in a substantial contingency fee.

Those rumors, detailed in an American Lawyer article, turned out to be wrong. Abrams will be joining Baker Hostetler along with 16 other Howrey antitrust and environmental lawyers, according to a press release. Abrams will now head Baker Hostetler’s national antitrust practice.

The group includes nine partners, four counsel and four associates. Two partners will join Baker Hostetler’s Los Angeles office and the others will work in Washington, D.C. Three of the partners, Robert Brookhiser, Gregory Commins Jr. and Terry Sullivan, were also working on the dairy case.

Another group of 32 Howrey antitrust lawyers, including former vice chairman Sean F.X. Boland, the co-head of the firm’s practice group, is moving to Baker Botts.

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