A recruiter agency has agreed to dismiss the remainder of a lawsuit against Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in another instance of a headhunter dropping a suit against a firm on the heels of an adverse court ruling.

Boston Executive Search Associates Inc. in the last week signed a stipulation for dismissal with prejudice in its lawsuit against Freshfields. The suit argued the law firm “hijacked” the recruitment of a leading M&A partner from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and wrongly cut it out of a placement fee.

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