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Nixon Peabody offices in Washington, D.C. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM Nixon Peabody offices in Washington, D.C. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Five former Nixon Peabody partners who left to join DLA Piper in 2019 accused their previous firm of trying to claw back bonuses exceeding $100,000, according to a suit filed in New York state court Tuesday.

The partners said their suit was prompted by a COVID-19-related breakdown in a mediation intended to resolve the dispute, contending that Nixon Peabody disregarded the dispute resolution process outlined in its partnership agreement by initiating two arbitration proceedings in August.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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