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A Howrey office before the firm closed in 2011.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has found that law firms have no claims to unfinished hourly matters that departing partners take with them to new firms under the partnership laws of the District of Columbia.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is bureau chief of The Recorder in San Francisco. He writes about litigation in the Bay Area and around California. Contact Ross at rtodd@alm.com. On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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