They didn't see it coming. When the partners at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison were summoned to an afternoon meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30, many looked forward to hearing good news about the long-rumored merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Instead, they were stunned by Chairman Richard Odom's words: The 77-year-old San Francisco-based institution was shutting its doors. Now the firm is history, but the fighting is far from over.
Brobeck's Final Days
The American Lawyer
March 4, 2003
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