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Latham & Watkins chairman Bill Voge’s resignation from the firm this week, over what Voge called “a lapse of judgment” and Latham called “the exchange of communications of a sexual nature,” was nothing if not abrupt.

But lawyers and legal PR professionals said it was critical that Voge be removed from his position before news of his alleged behavior spread—even though the conduct appeared to be confined to his personal life. 

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Lizzy McLellan

Lizzy McLellan is a senior editor on ALM's business of law desk. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @LizzyMcLell

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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