News Employment Litigation UK US & The Americas Cadwalader threatens to sue London partners By The Lawyer 27 January 2009 13:23 13 December 2015 21:55 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer anonymous 27 January 2009 at 15:32 Most sincere quote of the year goes to… “Our goal …is to protect the rights of those employees”. Yeah sure. Even by Cadwalader standards the cynicism is breathtaking. Pity the CWT associates (once again) who are caught between a dysfunctional imploding office and a group of self serving partners scurrying for the nearest exit after happily cherrypicking their most useful assets and dumping the rest in true CWT fashion. As for those left at CWT, they find themselves being foisted on a firm that does not want them by a firm who does not want them. I can’t imagine the people at Paul Hastings are too impressed or excited by the new arrivals. Reply Link Anonymous 27 January 2009 at 17:52 makes sense Breathtaking cynicism aside (sadly it’s only to be expected from these people at this point), based on the numbers being batted around, the departing partners are taking at the very most maybe 75% of their current associates with them. So effectively those seven are making 25-30% of their associates redundant without bearing any of the assorted costs (financial and reputational, although it’s probably too late for them to be concerned about the latter) associated with redundancies. Not to mention redundancies among support staff, who doubtlessly will be impacted to a much greater extent than the associates. Obviously the departing partners were trained well during their time at CWT… Reply Link Anonymous 28 January 2009 at 15:20 no billables paul hastings will chuck them all out when it realises they have no work! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.