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Mayer Brown Loses Another Partner

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 post. Among them: Clare Canning, head of Barlow Lyde’s commercial litigation department.

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