The Howrey exodus continues.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius today announced that three partners and two associates in Howrey’s Chicago office have jumped ship, including the office’s managing partner and the chairman of the firm’s consumer class action defense group.
Chicago managing partner David Clough, who holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and specializes in intellectual property law, made the move, as did class action practice leader Kenneth Kliebard and commercial litigator Scott Schutte.
Yesterday, Morgan Lewis announced it had picked up Howrey litigators Robert Gooding Jr. and Scott Garner plus four associates in Irvine, Calif. Gooding was co-chairman of the securities litigation, white collar and government enforcement practice.
NLJ affiliate The Recorder reported yesterday that Winston & Strawn made individual offers to a little more than three-quarters of Howrey’s partners over the weekend, citing a source close to the firm.
The partners who did not receive offers either have conflicts of interest or have signaled they're interested in other opportunities, said a recruiter familiar with the offers. Howrey partners have at least 21 days to respond.