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Greenberg adds to hiring spree with W&C partners

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  • Thank you all for your comments. You've all missed the point which I've noticed isn't particularly unusual. Where have I criticised Maher? Nowhere. He's a star lawyer who wanted to be in charge of something. GT offered him a star package. Good luck to him. But even someone who reads Noddy guides on management and strategy will realise that if you hire people whose expertise bears little or no relationship to the Firm they're joining, it aint gonna work. And Anon of 8.12pm, the last time I looked Mayer Brown wasn't a Magic Circle law firm. But heh, you MUST know better. Of course, none of you sleuths have worked out what's really going on......I've put another large bet on a certain Mr Maurice Allen joining the new venture. And then the fireworks can really begin - not sure there is a room big enough in London to hold two egos the size of PM's and MA's! PS -I'm not a W&C partner, heaven forbid!

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  • I just love to read all this talk from the armchair experts who have the "pulse of the city" re: "canny move" and "smart money is on getting out now before it is too late". What the hell? Everyone knows White & Case has been making a partner headcount reduction .....so not entirely sure why moving at such a time (coincidentally or not, I wouldn't know) in such difficult market is necessarily something to make wild assertions about. Further, who gives a damn really - clearly and perhaps strangely you do, but who else? Lawyers switch firms all the time, including partners, some by choice, some not by choice. It is just the way it is. Lets leave the snide remarks and dramatics for publications like News of the World hey, and start acting a bit more like what we hold ourselves out to be - professionals.

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  • well said! Not meant to be snide.

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  • If the News of the World started publishing thoughts on why partners have moved law firms, they'd have no circulation. Stop being so boring, Perplexed. Sadly, this kind of stuff is interesting to some of us.

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  • Just what we needed, another holier than thou blogger thanks to "Perplexed". He makes a passionate plea for us to cast aside snide remarks and then insinuates that the partners that have left W&C may not have done so voluntarily. Tut, tut. Not very subtle. He must be drinking buddies with Simon B. Get over it. The firm has lost some good partners. That's what happenns when the ship has no visible captain. Ask Cadwalader. Ask Paul Hastings. Morgan Lewis. Morgan who? W&C will limp along minus some stars in London. As this is all beneath Perplexed, no doubt we won't be seeing him here again. Shame.

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  • As an institutional client - I can't imagine moving out of the magic circle. I'm just interested has any of these US law firm start ups actually been successfull I can't think of a single one. I had an interview at Skadden and they said that they would not try and compete with the MC rather they were a gateway to Europe - that seemed to make sense.

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  • Your missing the point, Greenberg Traurig Maher is a separate entity to Greenberg Traurig We are dealing with two separate LLPs run by completely different people. This is not an American Start up, it’s actually a joint venture between two distinct groups of lawyers. Besides already some of Mayer Browns institutional clients have fled in the direction of GTM LLP. GTM LLP brings forward a new philosophy and fundamentally a firm that is very different to any law firm we’ve seen in the past.

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  • Paul, is that you?
    Good luck to GTM, but come on, "GTM LLP brings forward a new philosophy and fundamentally a firm that is very different to any law firm we’ve seen in the past."

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  • "Just what we needed, another holier than thou"... I love how you assume my gender, several times over no less. I'm actually a she not a he.

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  • You're very well informed 2.34, name names please. And that rubbish put out about Rentokil doesn't count, they're not an historical Mayer Brown "institutional client" and they instruct the Magic Circle on premier work.GTM marked up any actual announced deals yet, its been 3 months?

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