The Lawyer’s newest product is the most comprehensive overview of the Asia-Pacific legal market yet produced. With rankings of the top 100 local law firms by lawyer headcount as well as analysis of the leading 50 international players in the region, it is essential reading for anyone interested in the strategic future of the world’s fastest growing legal market
US firm Debevoise & Plimpton has launched a legal claim against solicitor Joan Leopold in relation to work she undertook for the firm in 2007.
Debevoise alleges that Leopold ;breached ;a confidentiality agreement concerning ;work ;she handled for the firm over a three-month period. Leopold, who works from offices in Hendon, North London, was engaged by the firm on a temporary basis to carry out work relating to a confidential investigation.
According to the claim, Leopold took and kept documents relating to the work, despite signing a confidentiality agreement prior to taking on the instruction. Debevoise is seeking an injunction to stop Leopold revealing the information and also wants a judge to order that she delete all computer files relating to the work.
Leopold qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and works as a California attorney, mediator and academic.
She has also acted as a temporary judge and specialises in disputes involving students and universities, faculty cases, governance, discrimination, disability matters and publishing issues.
Debevoise ;is ;being represented by London firm Byrne & Partners. Leopold and Debevoise both declined to comment.
To subscribe to our free Lawyer News Daily news and comment email, click here. Or get the latest news, features and comment as it's published with our free RSS feed.