With William Voge out as chairman and managing partner of Latham & Watkins after an exchange of inappropriate messages with a woman not tied to the firm, a natural question follows: Who’s likely to replace him, and how soon?

As it stands, the answer is far from clear. Voge, who had taken the leadership position in 2015 after a 2014 election to replace longtime firm leader Robert Dell, resigned on Tuesday in light of what Latham described as “the exchange of communications of a sexual nature with a woman whom he has never met in person and who has no connection to the firm.”

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