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Make That 37 Partners Who Have Left Heller Ehrman This Year

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With the departure of two San Francisco Bay area attorneys for other law firms, the total number of partners who have left Heller Ehrman this year now reportedly tallies at least 37.

Trademark lawyer Harold Milstein is the seventh Heller partner to join Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton this year, reports the Recorder, in an article that is reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.). A law firm press release yesterday announces his move.

The Recorder says at least 37 partners have left Heller Ehrman this year, and another 25 departed last year, according to an American Lawyer article published this spring.

Meanwhile, former Heller Ehrman securities litigator Charles Jaeger has joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco, his new firm announced this week.

San Francisco-based Heller Ehrman, which has about 650 lawyers, is shopping for a merger partner. At last report, the firm is now talking with Mayer Brown, after prior discussions with Baker & McKenzie didn’t pan out.

Earlier coverage: (Jan. 8, 2008): “3 More Partners Exit Heller Ehrman” (May 5, 2008): “Heller Rewards Rainmakers, But Some Storm Away” (Aug. 22, 2008): “Heller Ehrman Latest Law Firm to Push Back Associate Start Dates”

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