Exclusive: Greenberg hires Maher to build '21st century firm'

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  • I suspect Mayer Brown are very happy with Maher's final destination as it won't offer any sort of threat to them. This is also a vindication for those who doubted Maher. No big firm has taken on the risk of his well known issues and he's clearly gone for the Man is Bigger than the Firm option by insisting the new firm use his name. Good luck to the 3 of them as both sides are no doubt happy with the outcome.

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  • Maher has a 20 million pound client base; he has taken the very two lawyers who have been working closely with him on this clientele base over the last 10 years.
    As for Greenberg they're bigger and a far more highly respected law firm than Mayer Brown; call it a boutique firm if you like but their turnover is the same as Mayer Browns.
    As for Mayer Brown Chicago, distort the facts as much as you want but you have just lost a big chunk of your business; you’re not the Chicago giant you were 20 years ago so stop trying to live of that reputation; you’ve even been surpassed by Kirkland and now sit at no.3 in Chicago. I sense there is even a hint of jealousy in the 4:55 Bloggers writing.

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  • I know Maher well as the chairman of a large law firm and i can tell you that he has turned down a bunch of legal giants to join this firm; may I just remind everyone GT is bigger than Mayer Brown.
    I am very disappointed you're not joining us Paul but I wish you luck. We almost had you!

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  • Apparently Cate Sharp was head of environmental law at Mayer Brown in the UK. Not sure what she and Greenberg are going to offer each other...

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  • Sorry when did Mayer Brown last win law firm of the year outside london?

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  • sorry when?

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  • These comments are wierd

    "I am very disappointed you're not joining us Paul but I wish you luck. We almost had you!"

    Is this for real? Somehow I think not.

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  • If Greenberg is a 3rd tier firm Mayer Brown must be a 6th tier firm.

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  • 5:19: you are sorely mistaken if you think Greenberg is "bigger and more respected" than Mayer. Greenberg barely cracks the top 70 US firms on Vault which, for all of its problems, is probably the best measure of "prestige" in the US market. Sure, things could change, but they are a third tier firm with third tier rates that has only grown by a series of roughshod mergers and high profile lateral hirings. Yes, the aggressive policy may pay off down the line, but it hasn't yet. And your comment on Kirkland shows that you know nothing about US firms. Kirkland is one of the top 10 law firms in the US and has been that way for a long time (and anyone who works there would argue top 5). It's no slight to Mayer to say that they aren't Kirkland.

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  • there are also more mcdonalds in the world than GT offices. Does that make mcdonalds better than GT? With reasoning like this you people can't be lawyers.

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