A former executive at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith accused senior leadership of spreading financial perks to insiders without partnership consent and deliberately not collecting end-of-year accounts receivable in order to limit equity partner pay, among other questionable practices, according to a Private Attorneys General Act claim from 2019.

The letter, first reported by the Daily Journal on Tuesday, comes to light amid a leadership shake-up at the firm, including the resignation of founder and longtime chairman Bob Lewis and the election of a national managing partner by an expanded management committee. Leadership changes were prompted by the departure of Lewis Brisbois’ former employment department leaders, who started a new firm and have recruited more than 120 lawyers from their previous firm.