Pioneering Woman At Heller Dies At 70 (via LegalPad)

Another $2.9M in Law Fees OK’d in Heller Bankruptcy While Employees Wait on $6M (via ABAJournal)

No Heller Money For You, Unless You Didn’t Work There (via LegalPad)

Heller Creditors Pencil Deal With Junior Partners (via LegalPad)

Heller Leaders Offered Reassurances While Worrying About Survival (via ABAJournal)

The Morning Wrap – December 10, 2009 (via The BLT: The Blog of LegalTimes)

Heller Leaders Saw Failure Looming, Documents Show (The Recorder via Law.com)

ATL Field Trip: The Heller Ehrman Art Auction (via Above the Law)

Montali Puts On The Brakes While Heller Sides Mediate (via LegalPad)

Ex-Heller Attorney: ‘Your Honor, This Stuff Makes No Sense’ (via LegalPad)

Heller Creditors Seek $150M from Partners of Failed Law Firm (via ABAJournal)

Heller Creditors Say Ex-Partners Should Return $150M (via The AmLaw Daily)

Heller Creditors Seek $150 Million, Detail Firm’s Failings (The Recorder via Law.com)

Heller Bankruptcy Judge Offers Grammar Tips, Suggests Legal Fees Slowdown (via ABA Journal News)

Heller Ehrman Sells Art To Pay Creditors: See What’s For Sale (via The Business Insider Law Review)

Heller Judge To Lawyers: Your Plan Is A Mess (via LegalPad)

Heller Hopes Artworks Sale Will Fetch up to $1 Million to Pay Creditors (New York Law Journal via Law.com)

Heller Creditors May Sue Accountant Over Its ‘07 Audit of Law Firm (via ABA Journal)

Craig Johnson Remembered in Word and Song (No Costumes Though) (via LegalPad)

Bankrupt Firm Hopes To Make Money From Art (via San Francisco Business Times)

Heller Creditors to Go After Partners and Accountants? (via The AmLaw Daily)

Heller Creditors Target Accountants (via Law.com)

Heller Bankruptcy On Track For $5M In Lawyer Fees (via LegalPad)

Former Heller Partners Dispute Creditors Claims (via The AmLawDaily)

Silicon Valley’s Top Startup Lawyer Dies (via The Business Insider Law Review)

Heller Shareholders Lay Out Bankruptcy Theories (via LegalPad)

Craig Johnson, Prominent Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist, Dies at 62 (viaThe Wall Street Journal)

Law Blog Obituary: Silicon Valley Heavyweight Lawyer, Craig Johnson (viaThe Wall Street Journal Law Blog)

Lawyer Craig Johnson Dies, Co-Founded Virtual Law Partners (via ABA Journal)

Lawyer, Entrepreneur Craig Johnson Dies (via San Francisco Business Times)

More on Craig Johnson, the Man Behind Venture Law Group (via The Wall Street Journal Law Blog)

Prominent Silicon Valley Attorney and Venture Capitalist Craig Johnson Dies(via Silicon Valley Mercury News)

Silicon Valley Attorney, VC Craig Johnson Dies (via SFGate)

Valley Veteran Craig Johnson, 62, Dies (via Cal Law)

Venture Law Group Founder Craig Johnson Dies At 62 (via The AmLawDaily)

VLG Founder Craig Johnson Dies At 62 (via LegalPad)

Thelen Files for Bankruptcy – LegalPad

Thelen Files for Bankruptcy – The Recorder

Lesson’s Learned from Heller’s Collapse – The Recorder via Law.com

Heller, One Year Later – The AmLaw Daily

$7.5 Million Offer Could End Heller Employees’ Suit – LegalPad

Heller Judge Orders Mediation Talks, Sets Dates – LegalPad

Heller Creditors Seek $24M in Pension, Argue Firm was in Red As Early As ‘07 – ABAJournal

Creditors Go After Heller Pension Fund – LegalPad

Ex-Heller Chair Denies that Partners Were Paid $9M in Phony Profits – ABA Journal

Former Heller Chairman Calls Creditors’ Claims of $9 Million in False Profits ‘Without Merit‘ – The Recorder via Law.com

Report: Major Problems With Heller Profit Numbers – The AmLaw Daily

Report Says Heller Inflated Profits to Retain Partners, Seeks $106M from Lawyers – ABA Journal

Heller bankruptcy court report alleges $9m profits cover-up – legalweek.com

Report Says Heller Inflated Profits to Retain Partners, Seeks $106M from Lawyers – ABA Journal

Heller: Profits That Weren’t, And Checks That Were In The Mail – The Recorder via Law.com

Heller: Profits That Weren’t, And Checks That Were In The Mail – LegalPad

‘Fat Cats Keep Getting Fatter,’ Says Lawyer for Workers at Failed Heller Firm – ABA Journal

Former Heller Employees Demand Better Representation – The Recorder

Heller Employees Aren’t Happy with How the Bankruptcy Case is Going – The AmLaw Daily

Heller Employees Demand Better Representation – LegalPad

Heller’s Broke But The Fees Keep A ‘Risin – LegalPad

Former Heller Ehrman Building Forfeit to Lenders – Above The Law

SF tower’s owners will forfeit it to lender – SF Gate

More Twists in Heller Bankruptcy: Is BofA out $58 Million? – The AmLaw Daily

Judge Puzzled at BofA’s Stance in $58 Million Heller Suit -The Recorder via Law.com

Heller v. Covington? (And Greenberg, Too?) – The AmLaw Daily

Heller May Sue Covington Over IP Group’s Departure – The Recorder via Law.com

Companies, Workers Tangle Over Law to Curb Layoffs – The Wall Street Journal

Writ of Attachment May Lead Thelen Into Bankruptcy – The Recorder via Law.com

First of the Summer Wine – LegalWeek.com

Former Shareholder’s Lawsuit Adds New Wrinkle to Heller Bankruptcy – The Recorder via Law.com

Heller: Now With More Bankruptcies! – LegalPad

WilmerHale Hires Operational Wisdom, From Heller Ehrman – Above The Law

Failure to File Routine Financial Statements Can Mean Trouble for Law Firms – The AmLaw Daily

Mayer Brown’s Malpractice Trouble Resembles Greenberg’s Heller Problem – LegalPad

Lawyers Seek $1.8 Million in Heller Fees – The Recorder via Law.com

Lawyers Beware, Malpractice-Allegation Week is Here! – WSJ Law Blog

Greenberg Traurig Faces Investigation Over Heller Ehrman Representation – The AmLaw Daily

Greenberg Traurig Faces Malpractice Questions in Heller Representation – The ABA Journal

The Morning Wrap – The BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times

Greenberg Traurig in Hot Water Over Representation of Heller – The Recorder via Law.com

Heller Ehrman Estate Racks Up $1.8 million in Bankruptcy-Related Legal Fees – The Recorder via The AmLaw Daily

More Litigation on Money Owed to Bankrupt Firms and Their (ex) Partners – The AmLaw Daily

Hell or Heller Ehrman? – The Dead Company Club

Former Heller Trio Cuts Fee Deal With Estate – The Recorder

Intervention In The Thelen Employee Class Shot Down – LegalPad

Venture Law Group Founder Pursues Rights To VLG Name – LegalPad

Wolf Block WARN Act Filings Detail Layoff Numbers – The Legal Intelligencer via Law.com

Katz Files $50M Breach Of Contract Against Heller – Law360

Former IP Client Goes After Heller for $50 Million – The Recorder via Law.com

Ex-Heller Suit Calls Partners To Come Out Come Out Wherever They Are – LegalPad LA

Former Heller Employees Strike Back (Again) – LawShucks

Ex-Heller Employees Sue Partners – The AmLaw Daily

Ex-Heller Employees Sue Former Partners – The Recorder via Law.com

Heller Creditors Sue BofA For $58 Million – LegalPad

Heller Creditors Can Sue Banks Over $51M: Judge – Law 360

Defunct Heller’s Unsecured Creditors Allowed to Sue – The National Law Journal via Law.com

WARN Act Suit V. Heller Ehrman Sent To ADR – Law 360

Malpractice and Partner Liability at Issue in Heller Bankruptcy – ABA Journal

Malpractice Suit Stayed Against Heller – The Recorder via Law.com

Breaking: Heller Staff Still Getting The Shaft – LegalPad

Judge Considers Whether Ex-Brobeck Partners Had Right to Clients – ABA Journal

So, Did Brobeck Partners Who Left with Business “Steal” It? – The AmLaw Daily

Brobeck Survivors Argue for Right to Clients – The Recorder via Law.com

Heller Creditors Team Up to Target Banks Blamed for Firm’s Demise – ABA Journal

Thelen, Heller Face Huge Claims, Trouble Collecting Accounts – TheAmLaw Daily

Thelen, Heller Face Huge Wage Claims – The Recorder via Law.com

With the Downturn, It’s Time to Rethink the Legal Profession – The New York Times

Will ‘Clerical Error’ Bite Lenders to Heller Ehrman? – Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Heller Estate, Creditors Pursue Banks Blamed for Firm’s Bankruptcy – The Recorder

Heller Collects Only $8M of $77M – The Recorder via CalLaw

Proffitt and Loss – LegalWeek

The Legal Profession Feels the Pain of the Recession – The New York Times

Heller’s Creditors See Artistic Differences – LegalPad

The Ghosts of Brobeck–and Heller – AmLaw Daily

Ruling Puts Heller Partners at Risk; Brobeck Laterals Already Sued – ABAJournal

Court: Firm Can Sue Departing Partners – jdJournal

Former Heller Partners Face Tug-of-War Over Profits – The Recorder via Law.com

Sue Heller Now, Or Hold Your Peace – LegalPad

Heller’s Last Laterals Took $7 Million – The Recorder via The National Law Journal

Laid-off Workers Want Their Severance – Business Week

How do firms lay off lawyers? Very carefully – The National Law Journal

Wow, Even Heller Wants To Cut Jobs This Week – LegalPad

Ex-Heller and Cooley Godward Associate Braces for Tough Market – The Recorder via Law.com

Large Firm Layoffs Lead to Small Firm Startups – The Recorder via Law.com

Layoffs Herald a Heyday for Employee Lawsuits – The New York Times

Some Top Law Firms Tap Partners for Cash – The Wall Street Journal

Heller Ehrman Estate Can’t Buy Malpractice Coverage – The Recorder via Law.com

Recession Batters Law Firms, Triggering Layoffs, Closings – The Wall Street Journal

Chill of Salary Freezes Reaches Top Law Firms – The New York Times

Curling Up On Heller’s S.O.F.A. – LegalPad

Heller Ehrman and the Fable of Icarus – WSJ Law Blog

Heller considers bank lawsuit over ‘clerical error’ – legalweek.com

Heller May Sue Over Banks’ ‘Error‘ – The Recorder via Law.com (subscription required)

Cooley lays off 114 as cutbacks continue – legalweek.com

Cooley Axes 52 Lawyers, 62 Staff – The Recorder via Law.com

Lenders Gave Thacher One Week to Complete Sonnenschein Deal – ABA Journal

Attorneys for Heller Seek Approval of $3.48M for Legal Malpractice Insurance – The National Law Journal via Law.com

Banks Keeping Law Firm Clients on Shorter Leash – The American Lawyer via Law.com

When Big Law Firms Crumble – Business Week

Thelen Employee Suit Refiles For Better Payday – LegalPad

Filing Error May Prove Costly for 2 Big Banks – New York Times

When a Clerical Error Could Cost You $51 Million – The AmLaw Daily

The $57 Million Dollar Typo (Or: Reason Number 57 Why I Shouldn’t Be a Practicing Attorney) – Above The Law

Heller Asserts Banks’ Clerical Error Cost Them $57M in Preferred Payments – ABA Journal

Four Essential Elements of a Strong Law Firm Culture – The American Lawyer via lawjobs.com

Banks May Lose $51M in Heller Dispute – The Recorder via Law.com

Banks Ask Law Firms for More Information, Charge More for Credit – ABA Journal

Banks Keeping Law Firm Clients on Shorter Leash – The American Lawyer via Law.com

A Would-Have-Been Thacherite Speaks – Above The Law

Employment lawyers benefit from the carnage – Market Mine

What’s In Store for 2009? – The Recorder via CalLaw

Law firms’ woes likely to last – Chicago Tribune

A renter’s market for New York offices – International Herald Tribune

Past the Tipping Point – Is the law firm pyramid an unstable structure? – American Lawyer via Law.com

Mid-Day Law-Firm News Round-Up: Orrick Freezes; Heller Files – Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Heller Ehrman Files for Bankruptcy – The AmLaw Daily

Heller Files For Bankruptcy – Legal Pad

Anatomy of a Dissolution: Heller Files for Bankruptcy, Thacher Proffitt WARNS People to Come to Work – Above The Law

Banks and Landlord Blamed in Heller Bankruptcy – The Recorder via Law.com

Heller Ehrman Put Into Bankruptcy by Dissolution Committee – Bloomberg

Landlord’s Writ Weighs on Heller Dissolution – The Recorder via CalLaw

Heads Up Hellerites – LegalPad

Anatomy of a Dissolution: Closing the Loop on Thacher Proffitt – Above The Law

Law Prof Predicts More Big Law Firms Will Collapse in ’09 – ABA Journal

How Thacher Proffitt Came to an End – The AmLaw Daily

Thacher Proffitt is latest US legal casualty – Times Online

As layoffs rise, wrongful-termination suits may follow – Los Angeles Times

Health insurance options limited after job loss – San Francisco Chronicle

Selling BigLaw Short – Empirical Legal Studies

Heller, Thelen Staffers Face Holidays – The Recorder

Hundreds of Ex-Heller, Thelen Lawyers Still Jobless – The National Law Journal via Law.com

Robert Harris – Heller Ehrman partner – dies – San Francisco Chronicle

Dealmaker of the Week: Steven Tonsfeldt – AmLaw Daily

Early Warning Signs of Law Firm Failure – Law Marketing Blog

A large chunk of ex-Heller, Thelen attorneys remain jobless – The National Law Journal

About 200 Thelen and Heller Lawyers Still Looking for a Job – ABA Journal

Chicago workers vote to end sit-in – Chicago Tribune

Anatomy Of A Dissolution: Heller Ehrman v. Citi and B of A – Above The Law

Yuletide Good Will Spells Ruin For SF Law Firms – SF Weekly

Governor pressures bank in worker sit-in – Chicago Tribune

Obama Says Workers at Chicago Factory Should Get Pay – Bloomberg

Workers at Republic Windows continue sit-in after company closes – Chicago Tribune

Idled workers occupy factory in Chicago – Chicago Tribune/AP Newswire

Neuman joins Schiff Hardin law firm – Contra Costa Times

Proskauer lays off 35 associates and 25 staff – legalweek.com

Another Lawsuit Agianst Heller Ehrman – CalEmployeeRights

One Hit Wonders – ABA Journal

Dismissed by Failed Firms, Associates (Naturally) File Suit – Law Blog – WSJ.com

Verdict is in: Legal job market tightens – CNN Money

Legal Times in Afghanistan, Video Coverage – The BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times

Associates, Staff Member Sue Thelen in Federal Court Over Lost Wages – The Recorder via Law.com

Patton Boggs Lands Litigation Partner Kevin Toner – MarketWatch

Job-Seeking Lawyers Scrutinize Law Firm Finances – ABA Journal

Potential Laterals Taking a Closer Look at Law Firm Finances – The Recorder via Law.com

Davis Wright Adds Partner From Heller Ehrman – New York Law Journal via Law.com

Gibson Dunn Adds Litigation Partner Lawrence Zweifach in New York – MarketWatch

Sidley Austin LLP Welcomes Six Partners from Heller Ehrman – MarketWatch

Heller’s Erstwhile White Knight Joins Layoff Trends – LegalPad

Early Warning Signs of Firm Failure – The Legal Intelligencer via LawJobs.com

Proskauer Adds Prominent Finance & Commercial Lawyer Steven O. Weise in Los Angeles – MarketWatch

Brown Rudnick seals City hire of Heller partner – legalweek.com

‘Heller Drone’ Outs Himself, Authors New ‘Thelen the Pain’ Blog – ABA Journal

Robinson & Cole/Heller Drone Comes to the Aid of Thelen Attorneys – Above The Law

Heller Blogger Launches Thelen Staff Site – LegalPad

Is Blogging Supposed To Make You Sad? – LegalPad

Orrick Leader Defends Associate Layoffs after Hiring 27 Heller Partners – ABA Journal

Orrick Lays off 40 Attorneys, 35 Staff – The AmLaw Daily

Orrick Lays Off Lawyers and Staff – The BLT – The Blog of Legal Times

Anatomy of a Dissolution: Heller’s AIG Moment – Above The Law Stoel Rives Opens Alaska Office with Heller Lawyers – ABA Journal

Three More Former Heller Lawyers Join Foley – The National Law Journal via Law.com

Law Firms Feel Strain of Layoffs and Cutbacks – The New York Times

Law Firm White & Case to Lay Off 70 Attorneys – The Wall Street Journal

Why Mayer Brown Shunned a Heller Merger – ABA Journal

Tough times spur laid-off workers to sue – Reuters

More Laid-Off Workers, More Work-Related Lawsuits – ABA Journal

Winston & Strawn Takes Heller’s Washington International Trade Group – The BLT – The Blog of Legal Times

Why Heller Didn’t Survive – The American Lawyer via CalLaw

McDermott taking Heller space in Palo Alto – Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

New stats reveal extent of US job cuts in October – legalweek.com

Women as “canaries in the coal mines” that are large law firms – Feminist Legal Theory

U.S. Legal Market Contracts Further, Labor Report Shows – The AmLaw Daily

Haslam Defends Covington Move – LegalPad

Winston set for Asia launch with Heller hires – legalweek.com

Winston & Strawn Plans Three New Asia Offices With Help From Ex-Heller Attorneys – The National Law Journal via Law.com

Growth Recedes at ‘NLJ 250’ Firms Amid Bad Economy – The National Law Journal via Law.com

Winston & Strawn Reaps Heller Rewards – Above The Law

Thelen Dissolution Vote Is Official – LegalPad

Do Law Firms Still Aspire to a New York Presence? – New York Law Journal via Law.com

Goodwin Procter Adds Five Attorneys – The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Female partners climb at 11 firms – Chicago Tribune

Cooley Names Lynn Kirk Chief Marketing Officer – MarketWatch

Settlements in Three Cases Had Little to Do with Demise of Heller, Observers Say – ABA Journal

Gibson Dunn Adds Litigation Partner Lawrence Zweifach in New York – MarketWatch

Patent Litigators Joy Arnold and Bhavana Joneja Join Sheppard Mullin New York – Firm’s Life Sciences Industry Expertise Expands Further – MarketWatch

This Week In Heller Movement – LegalPad

In Which Legal Pad Takes to Public Radio – LegalPad

Dechert signs up partner trio for Hong Kong arm – legalweek.com

Former Heller Partner David Chu Joins Dechert in Hong Kong – Securities Docket

Woes that felled S.F. law firms shake industry – San Francisco Chronicle

Another Victim Of Credit Crunch: Thelen Law Firm Faces Closure – The Washington Post

Failure to secure merger sees Thelen say goodbye – The Lawyer.com

Orrick takes on Heller corporate team – complete with baggage – The Lawyer.com

Dechert signs up partner trio for Hong Kong arm – legalweek.com

Orrick confirms London hire of Heller trio – legalweek.com

“Survivors” Board Offers To Help Heller, Thelen – LegalPad

Arnold & Porter Gets Another Heller Partner – The BLT – The Blog of LegalTimes

Dissolving Heller Ehrman: Hundreds hired, fired and searching – The Deal.com

Heller’s Larrabee Joins Dechert – LegalPad

Cut-off Heller City arm to resolve problems ahead of Orrick transfer – legalweek.com

L.A. Steady While S.F. Legal Market Tanks – LegalPad

Why LA Law Firms Fared Better than Some in San Francisco – ABAJournal

Heller chairman finds a home at Dechert – TheLawyer.com

Sadness in San Francisco: Thelen Likely to Close Doors – Law Blog – WSJ.com

Thelen LLP: Chronicle of a death foretold – San Francisco Chronicle

Thelen’s Former Chair: ‘No Firm has to Fail’ – ABA Journal

Sidley Austin LLP Welcomes Six Partners from Heller Ehrman – MarketWatch

Heller fallout gifts Goodwin Procter London office – TheLawyer.com

Goodwin Procter lines up Heller London move – TheLawyer.com

Michael Crosby Joins Proskauer Rose as a Partner in London – MarketWatch

Goodwin set for City launch with Heller team – Legalweek.com

BigLaw’s 9/11 – What to do, for now? – Law and More

Heller’s Hubbell Makes Home at Gibson, Dunn – LegalPad

Foley & Lardner hires staff laid off by Heller – LegalWeek.com

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Further Expands Tax Practice – New Partner Jonathan Zhu Brings Broad Experience in International Tax Matters – MarketWatch

Environmental Lawyer Joseph Armao Joins Winston & Strawn – dBusinessNews

What Happened To Heller Ehrman — And Who’s Next? – Newdorf Legal

Hellerites Help Luce’s SF Office Break 30 – LegalPad

Robert Hubbell Joins Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher from Heller Ehrman – Securities Docket

Large Law Firms Begin Using LinkedIn Groups – 3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Further Expands Tax Practice – International Business Times

Gibson Dunn lands high-profile Heller hire – LegalWeek.com

Heller Staff Fights Back! – End of ESQ

Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe Closing; Employees Allege WARN Act Violations – Courthouse News Service

Heller Faces Class Action Lawsuit From Laid-Off Staff – AmLaw Daily

19 Heller Ehrman Lawyers Join Davis Wright Tremaine’s Seattle Office – Securities Docket

Three laid off Heller Ehrman employees file class action complaint against the firm – LegalPad LA

Laid Off Employees File Class Action Against Heller Ehrman – ABA Journal

Laid-Off Heller Staff Sue Over Pay – The Recorder

Law Firms Tightening Belts — By Request – Washington Post

Hellerites Clean Desks Amid Class Action Rumors – Legal Pad

Heller Dissolution Attorney Moves to Boutique – Legal Pad

Perkins Coie Beats Six Firms for Heller’s Madison Office – AmLaw Daily

Luce Forward Picks Up Two Prominent San Francisco Heller Ehrman Attorneys Carl B. Johnson and Dan Titelbaum Join Luce Forward’s Growing San Francisco Office – Market Watch

Paul Hastings Adds Former Heller Ehrman Partner to Antitrust Practice – BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Way More Layoffs Hit Heller Tomorrow – Legal Pad

Additional Securities Litigators Join Sidley Austin From Heller Ehrman – Securities Docket

Big Wave of Layoffs Hits Heller – The Recorder via Law.com

So Much For 60 Days WARNing: Part II – Above The Law

Davis Wright Hires 20 Heller Lawyers – AmLaw Daily

Global 100: Man of the world – LegalWeek.com (section on Baker Ehrman – What Would Have Been)

Sara Brody, Michael Rugen Join Sidley Austin from Heller Ehrman – Securities Docket

Many Heller Associates Have Trouble Landing New Jobs – ABA Journal

As Heller Is Sliced and Diced, Many Associates Are Out in the Cold – The National Law Journal via Law.com

Jones Day Brings on 15 More Former Heller Partners – BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Corporate Partner Kirt Shuldberg Joins Sheppard Mullin San Diego/Del Mar Firm Continues Life Sciences Capabilities Expansion – Market Watch

Heller Quintet Confirmed at Goodwin Proctor – Legal Pad

Opinion: Law firms need to take advantage of tough conditions – The Lawyer.com

Hogan launches two new offices with Heller hires – Legalweek.com

D.C.’s Hogan to Open Two Calif. Offices With Heller Vets – The Recorder

Proskauer Rose Expands Insurance Coverage Group with Addition of Prominent Los Angeles Team Nancy Sher Cohen and Rene Siemens of Heller Ehrman Join Firm as Partners – Market Watch

Hogan & Hartson Adds 10 Heller Ehrman Lawyers, Opens Offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley – Securities Docket

Heller Staff Gets Lawsuit Pitch – Legal Pad

Be a Class Act – The Legal Watercooler

At Least 100 Heller Employees Laid Off on Friday – ABA Journal

Joanne M. Garvey jumps ship from Heller Ehrman to join Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton – Tax Grotto

Mass Layoffs at Heller Ehrman – The Recorder via Law.com

Employee blog becomes safe harbor – Hoi Polloi Report

Will Heller Meet Federal Obligations To Employees – p.s. practice source

Hiring Booms, but Firms See Bust Ahead – Legal Times via lawjobs.com

Heller’s Alaska Outpost Goes To Stoel Rives – Legal Pad

Heller Post Roundup: The Story So Far – Legal Pad

Mass Layoffs at Heller – CalLaw

Heller Lays Off All But Skeleton Crew – Legal Pad

End Comes Early for a Law Firm – Conde Nast Portfolio

Anatomy of a Dissolution: So Much For 60 Days WARNing – Above The Law

Heller Ehrman Winding Things Down Quickly – WSJ Law Blog

Heller Ehrman – Business as usual or a disaster waiting to happen – LawBiz Blog

Arnold & Porter snags five litigators from Heller – Legal Pad LA

Can Heller Avoid Bankruptcy? Internal Memo Suggests It’s Possible – AmLaw Daily

Winners and Losers – The Lawyer.com

Heller’s Optimistic Numbers: $325M in Assets, Capital; $72M in Liabilities – ABA Journal

Heller Dissolution: A Look at the Creditors – Legal Pad

Leaked Document Gives Details of Heller Debt, Assets – Law.com

Heller: Going, Going, Gone – AmLaw Daily

28 Ex-Heller Lawyers Join Orrick – The BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times

118-year-old Heller Ehrman dissolves, employees left searching – The Deal.com

Naming Names: Orrick’s Heller Recruits – Legal Pad

Orrick Hires 26 Partners From Collapsed Law Firm Heller Ehrman – Bloomberg

Some Firms Still Seek Laterals—Including Orrick, Set to Hire 27 Heller Partners – ABA Journal

The Law Blog Law-Firm Theme of the Day: Hunger – WSJ Law Blog

Orrick completes 26-partner Heller haul – Legalweek.com

Three Heller Securities Litigators Join Orrick in Seattle – Securities Docket

How Heller’s Merger Talks Pushed the LA Managing Partner out the Door – ABA Journal

Orrick snaps up 26-strong Heller team – The Lawyer.com

If a Company You Work for Goes Bankrupt, What Happens to Your 401k – 401khelpcenter.com

As Markets Plunge, Law Firms Comfort Nervous Associates – The National Law Journal

Dire Straits Diary – New York Post

Heller Ehrman’s closing sparks flood of resumes – Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

Rogue Employee Blogger Beats Management To The Punch – Ragan Report

Some Law Firms In Hire Slump – The Wall Street Journal

Heller: Perkins Coie Wants Madison Office – Legal Pad

Anatomy Of A Dissolution: Why Buy The Cow When You Can Get The Milk For Free? – Above The law

Heller Ehrman Office Space in Menlo Park Hits the Market – Square Feet

Heller: 401(k)s Frozen, Yes, But Safe – Legal Pad

Where Did the Latest Heller Lawyers Land? – NY Lawyer

Firms Spin Market Collapse as Good for Associates – NY Lawyer

Schiff Hardin LLP Welcomes Michael Burnstein as a Partner and Richard J. Guggenhime as Of Counsel in the San Francisco Office – Market Watch

Report: “Several” Heller Ehrman Securities Litigators Headed to Hogan & Hartson – Securities Docket

Baker, Winston Withdraw Proposals to Take on Heller Lawyers and Leases – ABA Journal

Heller Energy Lawyers Land at Pillsbury – The BLT – The Blog of Legal Times

Arnold & Porter takes six from Heller Ehrman – Legalweek.com

No Strong Interest in Heller People, Offices – AmLaw Daily

Firms Withdraw Offers to Absorb Large Groups of Heller Lawyers – WSJ Law Blog

No Big Deals for Heller Ehrman’s People, Offices – The Recorder

BigLaw Rival Scoops Up About 50 Lawyers as Heller Goes Under – NY Lawyer

Welcome to the Future: Heller Shock? – AmLaw Daily

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200 – AmLaw Daily

Heller Lawyers Hope for a Soft Landing – Law.com

Anatomy Of A Dissolution: Heller Fights Eviction In Seattle – Above The Law

Heller litigation teams joins Arnold & Porter – The Lawyer.com

Arnold & Porter Picks Up Heller Partners – Legal Pad

Heller partners join Covington & Burling – Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

Covington Group Details Departure from Heller – Legal Pad

LEGAL LETDOWN: Some young lawyers watch plum first jobs evaporate – Boston Business Journal

Heller Attorneys to Open Covington in San Diego – San Diego Business Journal

Crisis Takes Big Toll on Bankruptcy Financing – Law.com

Covington Grabs Ex-Heller Lawyers – BLT – The Blog of Legal Times

Cooley hires 35-strong tech team from Heller – LegalWeek.com

Law firm closing its Madison office; 25 to lose jobs – The Capital Times

Heller Ehrman Shareholders Await Payment – San Diego Business Journal

VLG Core Makes Move to Cooley – Law.com

Wall Street Law Firms Face an Uncertain Future – Business Week

Heller Employee Lose Vacation Time, Maybe More – LegalPad

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200 – AmLaw Daily

Anatomy of a Dissolution: BoA & Citi Tell Heller Ehrman There’s No Money For Vacation Time – Above The Law

VLG Goes, But Bigger Heller Fallout Ahead – LegalPad

Is Heller the First of Many? – ABA Journal

Etiquette Of A Dissolution: Emails You Shouldn’t Send – Above The Law

Is BigLaw Going to Heller? – NY Lawyer

Cooley Gets 15 Heller Partners – BLT – The Blog of Legal Times

The Economy In Turmoil: Rental market for office space braces for blow – San Francisco Chronicle

Cooley Adds 15 Corporate and Technology Partners, Expands to Seattle – Market Watch

Pro-gay law firm dissolves – Bay Area Reporter

Heller Ehrman announces dissolution as rivals move to pick up star teams – LegalWeek.com

Heller Ehrman’s demise closes chapter of San Francisco history – San Francisco Chronicle

Former Heller partner joins WilmerHale’s L.A. office – Legal Pad LA

Anatomy of a Dissolution: Heller Ehrman’s Long Goodbye – Above The Law

Heller Ehrman to dissolve in November – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Heller Ehrman Lays Off 139; Tech Law Firm Is Dissolving – Xconomy Seattle

Heller’s San Francisco MP Says ‘Orderly Wind-Down’ in Progress – ABA Journal

How Much Did Heller Ehrman Partners Know In Advance – p.s. practice source

118 year-old international law firm dissolves – FP Legal Post

Morning Wrap – BLT The Blog of Legal Times

Another one bites the dust – Alice In Wonderland

RIP, Heller Ehrman – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Eversheds snaps up Nick Seddon for Asia growth – ALB Legal News

Heller Ehrman’s London lawyers wait for rescue – The Lawyer.com

The 3% Dissolution – Thoughtful Legal Management

Heller Ehrman to Wind Down Operations – San Diego Business Journal

Heller Starts Dissolution Process – Law.com

Big Law Firm May Vote to Dissolve – NY Times

Heller Ehrman: Anatomy of a Dissolution – Above The Law

Heller Associate to Law Blog: “I Don’t Need to Show Up Anymore” – WSJ Law Blog

Tombstones for a Law Firm – Inorganic Growth

SF law firm Heller Ehrmann shutting down – KGO ABC 7 News San Francisco

Your Firm Has Died; Now Get Back to Work – Conde Nast Portfolio

SF law firm to dissolve after 118 years – Mercury News.com

The Hits Just Keep Coming – East Bay Office Times

Heller dissolves today, echoes Brobeck’s collapse – Legal Pad LA

Heller Has Few Alternatives – San Diego Business Journal

Heller Ehrman (1890 – 1908) – Adam Smith, Esq.

US firms eye Heller talent after firm’s collapse – legalweek.com

Firms Eye Talent as Heller Preps to Dissolve – ABA Journal

The Morning Wrap – BLT The Blog of the LegalTimes

Bakers, Mayer Brown and Orrick prowl round Heller – The Lawyer.com

Law Firm Heller Ehrman Seems Likely to Dissolve – Wall Street Journal

Heller Ehrman law firm to dissolve Friday – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Heller Ehrman begins dissolution – The Lawyer.com

Heller Ehrman announces dissolution – legalweek.com

Heller Ehrman to Dissolve – ABA Journal

Struggling Heller Calls It Quits – Law.com

“Imminent” no longer – The Legal Watercooler

Report: Heller Ehrman Looking at Dissolution – WSJ Blogs

Heller Ehrman Dissolves Friday – LegalPad

Heller Ehrman Dissolves Tomorrow – Legal Pad LA

Heller Ehrman to Dissolve Friday – BLT Blog of the Legal Times

Heller Update: Dissolution Is In The Cards – Above The Law

Breaking News: Heller Dissolving Friday – Law.com

BREAKING: Heller Dissolves – AmLaw Daily

Heller Ehrman law firm to dissolve Friday – San Francisco Chronicle

Heller Ehrman Faced With Few Options – San Diego Business Journal

Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? – The Legal Watercooler

The Bailout: What’s the Problem and How Does it Affect You? – Sua Sponte

A Law Firm Struggles to Stay Afloat – Conde Nast Portfolio

Larrabee to Staff: Expect News This Week – Legal Pad

Is Handwriting on the Wall at Heller Ehrman? – WSJ Law Blog

Update: Heller Still Has Credit, Will Talk To Associates Soon – Above The Law

Another law firm may be done – Heller Ehrman – The Dirt Lawyer’s Blog

Heller Holds Firmwide Meeting on Plans for ‘Orderly Transition’ – ABA Journal

Eversheds set for Hong Kong office launch – Legalweek.com

Heller Partners Briefed on Closure – CalLaw

The Dark Side Of The Moon: Speculation, Blame, And Silence Swirl Around Heller – Above the Law

Heller Ehrman Struggles To Survive – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Heller Watchers – We Coudert You To Look – Legal Pad

Ex-Merger Suitors Consider Picking Up Pieces of Heller – ABA Journal

Venerable S.F. law firm struggles to survive – San Francisco Chronicle

The Economy and the Rest of the Legal Profession – Legal Blog Watch

A Heller Of A Way To Go – Legal Pad

Sonsini Ain’t The Only Guy Talkin’ To VLG – Legal Pad

Merger Seekers Beware: Non-Hire Agreements May Be Worthless – Law.com

Heller Watchers, a Trip Down Brobeck-Memory Lane – Legal Pad

End of the Road for Heller? – The Lawyer.com

Former Merger Candidates Consider Heller Teams – The Recorder

Looks Like Heller Ehrman Is A While Carcass – End of ESQ.

Former merger candidates eye up Heller teams – Legal Week

Picking Apart Heller – AmLaw Daily

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200 – AmLaw Daily

West Coast giant Heller ponders dissolution – Legal Week

Heller Ehrman hit by defections, failed Mayer Brown merger – San Francisco Business Times

Heller On The Brink – AmLaw Daily

Heller Blogger Logs Heavy Hits As Firm Falters – Legal Pad

Heller Ehrman discusses dissolution – Legal Pad LA

Heller’s pain translates to Proskauer’s gain – Asia Legal Business Online

Morning Wrap – BLT Blog of the Legal Times

Heller Partners Reportedly Told Dissolution is Possible – ABA Journal

Midday Meltdown Report: On Morgan, Milbank and More on Heller Ehrman — WSJ Law Blog

Heller Is Stuck In A Moment – Above the Law

Even The Heller Ehrman Staff Are Better Organized Than The Lawyers – End of ESQ.

If WaMu Falls Next, Which Firms Lose? – Law.com

Were Heller’s Problems Caused by Term Limits? – ABA Journal

15 partners quit Heller as Mayer Brown talks end – Legal Week

Heller Suffers Another Blow with Reported Loss of up to 40 IP Lawyers – ABA Journal

Worried Heller Staffers Vent on New Blog with Catchy Name – ABA Journal

In Heller Handoff, Something Was Lost – LegalPad

Partners Leave Heller as Mayer Backs Off – Law.com

A Dark Monday for Heller Ehrman – WSJ Law Blog

Heller Blog May Be Used As A Flotation Device – LegalPad

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  1. 1 Debra Cassens Weiss 17 September 2008 at 8:42 am

    As Heller Erhman loses lawyers and potential merger partners, a legal blog is asking whether the law firm’s problems were created by its own self-imposed term limits.

    The firm’s “wildly successful” former chairman, Barry Levin, stepped down four years ago after serving two three-year terms, Legal Pad reports. He had managed to increase revenue by more than double, leading the chair of the firm’s business department to describe him as “one of those really extraordinary leaders that only comes along occasionally.”

    Levin had to retire from his post, the blog says, because of the firm’s own limits on the time that its chairs may serve. The blog doesn’t blame the new chairman, Matt Larrabee, for all the firm’s problems. But it raises the question whether the firm would have fared better under Levin.

    “In re-reading the old clips, it’s striking to see the degree to which, under Levin, Heller partners seemed to think they could resist the market forces that were turning all the other big firms into top-down autocracies,” Legal Pad says. “Levin and others seemed to think there was something special about Heller; in hindsight, it seems just as likely that there was something special about Levin, something that allowed him to improve financials despite the democratic culture.”

  2. 2 Observer 9 October 2008 at 8:16 pm

    This recently added news article has a serious error in it:

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    I have to assume that Wesley Avery was misquoted. In a bk, employee priority claims are not above the claims of secured creditors.

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