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(L-to-R) Faith Gay and Philippe Selendy of Selendy & Gay.

Ten former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan lawyers now at Selendy & Gay have challenged part of their former firm’s partnership agreement, arguing in Manhattan state court that it includes an unethical requirement for departing partners to give a cut of their legal fees back to Quinn Emanuel for any clients they took to the new firm.

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Scott Flaherty

Scott Flaherty, based in New York, covers the business of law with a focus on legal ethics, lawyer misconduct, conflicts-of-interest and litigation involving law firms. He can be reached at sflaherty@alm.com. On Twitter: @sflaherty18

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