Perkins Coie beat out six firms in an unusual auction-style process to acquire the Madison, Wis., office of Heller Ehrman, office managing partner David Harth said Friday. Heller's collapse meant the 16 lawyers and 10 staffers were out of a job with little time to dilly-dally, and keeping the office together was the "first priority," according to Harth. So the office made up a binder of information to give to firms showing interest, and the partners unanimously chose Perkins Coie after a weekend of debate.
In Auction-Style Process, Perkins Coie Makes Winning Bid for a Heller Office
The American Lawyer
October 20, 2008