Perkins Coie is suing former associate David Xue, claiming he breached a contract by refusing to repay the firm more than $36,000 that Perkins Coie advanced for law school tuition and related costs. A January 2007 letter of employment attached to the suit notes that Xue would have to repay any advances if he left the firm within three years. According to court documents, Xue left for Goodwin Procter in September 2008. A Perkins Coie spokeswoman says the firm made "numerous requests" for repayment to no avail.
Perkins Coie Sues Ex-IP Associate Who Left Firm for Rival
The American Lawyer
February 12, 2009