Thursday, July 26, 2007

More stories about Mayer Brown

I have written before about Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw, a firm I have admired over the years. We all know about the Refco matter and there's another lawsuit out there that I chose not to write about.

It was therefore difficult for me to read this story, originally in Legal Times, about turmoil at the firm, management changes as Chicagoan Ty Fahner (a lawyer's lawyer who reached a mandatory retirement age), the prospect of much more de-equitization at other offices (or more?), departures of major rainmakers, management issues and the like. The story did not paint a pretty picture about one of my favorite big firms.

I realize this could just be the sour grapes of former partners (some of whom chose to remain anonymous), but my gut says there may be more to it than that. As the future progresses we will have to see how things fall out.