Maher takes leave of absence from Mayer Brown

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  • With respect, the comment posted at 11:10am is offensive and a distortion of the facts. This blogger alludes to 'Maher's PR machine’ as the reason for his success and cites his 'dictatorial style' as the reason to why he is probably leaving.

    Firstly, Maher is an accomplished individual who has been honoured with a great array of awards most notably Partner of the year. He deserves all the support he has been given; he is certainly the easiest individual I have ever worked with.

    All his clients have upmost respect for him, as do the vast majority of his colleges so much so significant numbers of associates and partners may walk out with him. To back this up a 'significant majority' of the partnership reinstated him as vice chairman only last year as the previous blogger exclaims.

    I suspect the blogger in question represents the firms Chicago faction and can't live up to the fact that Paul Maher has in many ways been the driving force behind Mayer Brown's success.

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  • Clearly comment at 5.34 is from Maher's PR machine... the marketing manager at MB London worked full time for Maher and even wrote his speeches. Only Maher was permitted to speak with the media and (shockingly) he won an award from the Lawyer. Sounds like a pretty effective PR machine. Alternatively, it could also be explained away by the Wayland Smithers type sychophants that this Mr Burns like charachter seems to attract. Whether or not he was the driving force, he's gone and the vast majority of the firms' partner wish it so.

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  • relatively big fish in a small pond - the corporate group of what is essentially Rowe and Maw's London office is the jewel in the crown of the London office but not amongst London firms - firm will survive I am sure but what else does it really excel at: banking, insolvency, property, tax all no; pensions, yes and insurance which is out powered or out boutiqued amongst its competitiors. There is certainly an oldguard of protectionism in the firm from the merger onwards - hence why it isnt really going places. Loyalty comes above capability - perhaps with the world's "new order" it will do well

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  • Having been a client of this firm, the person I want at my side for sage, salient advice; the person I want when the opposing forces appear stronger than I or when the complex needs to be unscrambled, appears to have been treated without regard to any matter other than disturbed sensibilities and ruffled egos of his purported peers. For those luxuriating in his demise I have a question - are you like the Pope, who would prefer a smaller Church of true believers? Because be assured there is no client loyalty to the brand: the loyalty of clients will follow those who have their trust and respect

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  • He's certainly gone; as has a large section of Mayer Brown's corporate business, prestige and a certain number of its lawyer's.
    Great future for Mayer Brown!

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  • re 7.37pm - unfortunately it would appear there is too small a church of clients who think like you do otherwise he would be in the position he wishes to be -Lonon firms are full of lawyers who are at the top of the management tree locally or globally not because of good looks or personality but client base and fee income and then they DRIVE it to the top as the firm cannot afford to lose them. No firm will award or discriminate on management style alone - its about teh bottom line especially in these lean times (especially for corporate lawyers)

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  • Jealousy is a terrible trate, a characteristic that the 6:10 blogger conveys. The blogger who has run out of facts is trying his hand at fiction.
    'Partner of the year', was it Maher's only accolade?
    This blogger, whos denial has got the better of him is about to be shown up as nothing less than a laughing stock with regard to his take on Maher and his future.

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  • Spelling would not appear to be an important "trait" or characteristic for 8.23pm, "whose" claim seems to be as a partner of MB.

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  • Clearly someone with the kind of Mayer Brown ego that was spoken of; the firm is too good for typos apparently!

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  • I have been a client of MB in general and PM. I have little to say on the debate other than for any business to be this clumsy in the execution a senior management change is very unprofessional; pity you cant short law firms.....yet

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