Fifteen lawyers from Dickstein Shapiro are leaving the firm to join Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, according to a report from The American Lawyer, one of our sibling publications.
Among the reported laterals is Robin Cohen, the managing partner of Dickstein's New York office whom The National Law Journal has named one of the 50 most influential female lawyers in America. Her practice specializes in representing corporations in insurance claims. Two sources told The American Lawyer that they expect Dickstein to try to persuade the lawyers to stay.
Earlier this year, Legal Times reported on moves from Dickstein's Washington office. “Do I like turnover? No, I do not. I’d rather not have it,” Michael Nannes, the firm’s chairman, said then. “We don’t have a lot of experience with it. We didn’t even have a policy in place on how to deal with these things.”
We'll update as we learn more.