Thelen's Partnership Council has recommended that the firm's partnership vote to dissolve the firm, informing staff that a dissolution committee had been formed and the firm expected to close Dec. 1. In the first sign of where attorneys may land, it appears about 60 lawyers could end up at Nixon Peabody, which until recent weeks had been viewed as a potential merger partner. The news was another blow to the San Francisco legal community, which only a month ago saw the demise of century-old Heller Ehrman.
Thelen Launches Dissolution Vote, Nixon Peabody Launches Offers
October 29, 2008