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Leader exits Kaye Scholer's LA office; at least 4 other partners left last month


A Kaye Scholer lawyer who served as co-managing partner of the firm’s two offices in California left this week for the Los Angeles office of Jenner & Block.

The departure of G. Thomas Stromberg, a corporate practitioner, follows the exit last month of at least four other partners from the firm’s Los Angeles office, reports Bloomberg.

The firm’s managing partner, Mike Solow, told the news agency in an email that a decision by the firm to focus on certain practice areas may have prompted at least some of the moves.

“We have recently made the strategic decision to have our Los Angeles office capabilities more closely mirror Kaye Scholer’s top-ranked national offerings: cutting-edge litigation, including antitrust, product liability, complex commercial litigation, IP and bankruptcy,” he wrote.

Those who left last month include Timothy A. Spangler, who formerly chaired Kaye Scholer’s investment funds practice group in LA, and a group of three media and entertainment law practitioners. Spangler joined Sidley Austin and the trio moved to Hogan Lovells. It included Russ Cashdan, Barry Dastin and Sheri Jeffrey.

The Chicago-based Kaye Scholer has over 400 attorneys in 10 offices in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Frankfurt and Shanghai.

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