Jeffrey Steiner and seven corporate and finance partners have jumped from Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner to DLA Piper, indicating a major retrenchment of Thelen’s merger with Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner two years ago.

Steiner is the third name partner to defect from the ailing law firm recently. Earlier this month, Richard Raysman left the law firm. His move followed the departure in June of Peter Brown.