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Lawyer, 47, Moves to 6th Firm in 8 Years


If this is a day in 2007, the law firm at which David Wiseblood is working must be Seyfarth Shaw. Or possibly Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Gates, where he hung his shingle earlier this year, or–before its merger with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart–Preston Gates & Ellis.

Lawyers leap laterally to new firms with relative ease today, but even so Wiseblood is a bit unusual. Counting two mergers, the 47-year-old bankruptcy attorney has worked at six law firms during the past eight years, reports New York Lawyer (reg. req.), reprinting an article from the Recorder.

So far in 2007, Wiseblood has worked for three firms and is now a partner at Seyfarth’s San Francisco office. Fortunately, he is philosophical about moving, and has loyal clients who are by now expert at updating his e-mail address.

“Each different segment has its own little history,” says Wiseblood. “One of my life philosophies is that life is a journey. … “By and large, speaking for myself, it didn’t effect that much of a change in the day-to-day to practice.”

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