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Which lawyers are leaving Patton Boggs?

Posted May 30, 2014 7:54 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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At a press conference on Tuesday, leaders of merging law firms Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders said that some lawyers would not be joining Squire Patton Boggs.

Squire Sanders chairman Jim Maiwurm did not say how many lawyers would join the merged firm, the Washington Post reported. “A few people will be affected by conflicts and will not be able to join the combined firm,” he said. “And there will be a few who don’t feel comfortable, for one reason or another.”

The process is already unfolding as two groups of lawyers leave Patton Boggs for new firms. According to another Washington Post story and a press release, three leading Republican election lawyers will leave Patton Boggs and form a new political and election law practice at Jones Day. They are: Benjamin Ginsberg, Donald McGahn and William McGinley.

Meanwhile, a team of seven health-care policy attorneys and advisers are jumping to Akin Gump, according to a press release, the Hill and Bloomberg News. The group includes four partners: John Jonas, Martha Kendrick, Karen Smith Thiel and Anurag Varma.

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