A New York judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Akin Gump by a recruiter who claimed the firm stiffed him on a partner placement commission. Eric Sivin of Sivin-Tobin Associates claimed he was entitled to a fee because he first introduced the firm to Korea specialist Chang-Joo Kim., who joined the firm as a lateral partner in 2006. The dispute highlighted the difficulties that can arise in a market for lateral partners that can be as competitive for recruiters as for the lawyers they represent.
Court Dismisses Recruiter's Lawsuit Against Akin Gump
New York Law Journal
April 4, 2008