Mayer Brown exodus continues as reinsurance litigator heads to Locke Lord

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  • The Mayer Brown implosion continues...
    BTW far more associates have gone by "stealth".

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  • dear oh dear...run for the hills!

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  • They are heading for the hills! A typical response from Allen to a departure of talent, McKenna will do well away from that. Apparently more "right sizing" and de-equitisation in corporate, Charnleys departure has hit hard is the rumour.

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  • At least he only has to move downstairs as Locke Lord are renting empty offices from MB! Unfortunately it is also true about stealth redundancies of associates too.

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  • Plus ca change! Insurance at MB is actually relatively solid, it's corporate which is the dead weight: a number of coasting partners, a dearth of quality associates, juniors running too much of the deals they have and low quality, low margin work. Everything's done on the cheap and as quickly as possible just to keep the dept from sliding into the mire. Someone needs to take a well-oiled scythe to the partnership.

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  • I've worked in the firm's london office for over 10 years now. I've noticed a rapid decline in the quality of leadership over the last 3 years. Senior managemnet is not good enough, the firm lacks an individual with vision and conviction needed to orchastrate and implement an effective growth strategy. Leadership in the corporate department is particularly bad. Most of my colleagues are of the same opinion.

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  • I am not in a position to comment on the individuals within the corporate department. But clearly something is wrong with some of these comments when Mayer Brown is ranked 7th by value and 11th by volume in the Thomson Reuters M&A league tables for the first 9 months of 2012.

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  • London has contributed nothing to the league tables, MB don't even feature in the UK or European tables. Not really a Corporate department in any event, most of the work is outsourcing these days.

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  • Its funny but everytime a partner leaves MB it is portrayed as armegeddon. They must have had so many fantastic partners ! Fact is, in the last three years a few rainmakers have left, and Charnely is a loss no doubt, but most that have left my bet is MB wont have been sad to see them go. And its not all about corporate - MB has a stellar and top ranked pensions, Insurance and construction teams. For those of us lucky enough to have worked there it was and is a great law firm despite what the repeat MB bloggers may have u believe.

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