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Mayer Brown Loses Another Partner

Posted Oct 2, 2007 4:41 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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In the latest partner defection from Mayer Brown's office in Los Angeles, corporate and securities practitioner Kenneth Kohler has joined the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster.

A number of other partners also have left Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office in recent months, including Louis Eatman, the former national co-chair of Mayer Brown's real estate practice group, reports New York Lawyer (reg. req.), in a reprint of a National Law Journal story. "Kohler specializes in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements," the article notes.

And partner defections have also been a problem in the firm's New York office, during "a bumpy 18 months" that included a transition to a new three-partner team that is managing the entire firm in place of its longtime chairman and partner demotions centered on the firm's Chicago office, Legal Week noted in a lengthy profile of Mayer Brown last month.

However, the firm is also attracting a number of new partners, including three who recently announced plans to join its London office from the British law firm of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, as discussed in an earlier ABAJournal.com post. Among them: Clare Canning, head of Barlow Lyde's commercial litigation department.

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