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Donald Lewis, the former partner of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht who is ensnared in litigation with the firm, is now suing Littler Mendelson and Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson for defamation, accusing them of supporting a campaign to smear him after he was fired.

In an amended complaint Friday, Lewis added Littler and Putney Twombly as defendants to his defamation complaint against Pierce Bainbridge. The two firms have served as outside counsel to Pierce Bainbridge. Lewis’ amended complaint, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, seeks $45 million in total compensatory and punitive damages, along with other relief.

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Jack Newsham

Jack Newsham writes about the New York legal community and the business of law, including law firm finance and management and the battle for talent. Email him at [email protected] and find him on Twitter @thenewsham.

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