Pillsbury suffers second round of lawyer defections

Pillsbury Winthrop has been hit by its second bout of lawyer loses in over a week, this time in Washington as a life sciences team joins Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.

Partners Mark Paulson and Paul Sharer are joining the Anglo-American firm with a team of four attorneys.

The defection arrives just after three West Coast-based partners left Pillsbury Winthrop to set up Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s San Diego office.

The three, Alexandra Mahaney, Jeffrey Guise and Vicki Norton departed after spending a year at Pillsbury where they moved after their previous firm Brobeck Phleger & Harrison collapsed.