Morgan & Finnegan, one of the oldest IP boutiques in the U.S., has suffered a series of partner defections during the last few years. An apparent administrative error revealing a filing in a sealed lawsuit has shed light on how far the firm has gone to stem the tide. The filing in question shows the boutique altered its partnership agreement to create financial disincentives for partners looking to leave -- just a few days before one of its top rainmakers departed for Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Sealed Document Reveals Morgan & Finnegan's Defection Woes
The American Lawyer
December 3, 2008