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Friday, August 5, 2005

Associate sues over partnership promise

The ABA Journal has a story about a law firm associate suing his former firm for breach of contract over an alleged promise that he would make partner if he stayed with the firm.

Patrick Hoeffner is seeking $100 million from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe after it pushed him out instead of making him a partner. Hoeffner says that the promises were made in writing to induce him to stay at the firm when other lawyers were defecting. The firm says no promises were made and that it will "vigorously defend" the case.

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