Antitrust Chair, 4 Other Partners Leaving Cooley Following Climan’s ‘Long Goodbye’
Posted Aug 28, 2009 3:44 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Craig Waldman, who chairs the antitrust practice at Cooley Godward Kronish is leaving the firm, along with another antitrust partner, Michael Knight, to join Jones Day.
Meanwhile, the firm has also lost three other partners since the much-publicized "long goodbye" earlier this summer of mergers and acquisitions star Richard Climan, according to a Recorder article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).
Corporate partners John Brockland and Jane Ross are departing for Dewey & LeBoeuf, where they will be joining Climan and two other former Cooley corporate partners, Keith Flaum and Eric Reifschneider, who moved to the firm with Climan in July, the article continues.
Another antitrust partner, James Donato, left Cooley for Shearman & Sterling after the Climan group's departure.
In a written statement, Cooley wishes Waldman and Knight the best and says that "with many of our leading litigators engaged in significant antitrust matters across the firm, our antitrust practice is active and vibrant," the legal publication reports.