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EX-BROBECK PARTNER LAUNCHING NEW FIRM Corporate partner John Montgomery has left Palo Alto’s Carr & Ferrell and has launched a new firm with former colleagues from Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Montgomery, Daniel Hansen and Joe Hayashi opened Montgomery Law Group in Menlo Park on July 7. The corporate boutique is representing about 50 clients, including individuals, venture capital firms and private companies. Before joining Carr & Ferrell in July 2002, Montgomery had been co-leader of the business and technology practice in Brobeck’s East Palo Alto office. Hansen joined Montgomery at Carr & Ferrell more recently, and Hayashi left Brobeck last May, about nine months before the firm disbanded. “I wanted to create a firm where from the beginning it was baked into the DNA of the culture that everyone is passionate about helping people build successful businesses,” Montgomery said. Montgomery said his decision first to join Carr & Ferrell and then to go out on his own was prompted by Jim Collins’ book “Good to Great,” which describes the characteristics that made 11 public companies highly successful. Prior to joining Brobeck, Montgomery was with General Counsel Associates, the Sunnyvale firm known for having no associates. Montgomery said he would like to replicate the collegiality he found at General Counsel Associates but that he would be hiring associates. – Brenda Sandburg MISSING WILL LEAVES HARVARD IN THE LURCH NEW YORK — Anyone who ever met securities class action lawyer Harvey Greenfield knew within minutes that he had attended Harvard Law School. “It was clearly the thing in his life of which he was most proud,” said Stanley Grossman, a fellow plaintiffs lawyer. Greenfield may have hoped to be more than just another proud alumnus. In fact, he may have intended to be the largest individual donor in the law school’s history, possibly leaving the school virtually all of his estimated $35 million fortune. But a year after his death, Greenfield’s will cannot be located. The law school has hired a crack team of private investigators to track down the document if it exists, but if Greenfield dies intestate, his fortune will pass to a cousin in Florida and not Harvard. A member of Harvard Law School’s Class of 1950, Greenfield ate lunch at the Harvard Club almost every day and talked of endowing a Harvey Greenfield chair in securities law. When he died in July 2002 at the age of 74, those who knew him had little doubt Harvard Law School would receive a large bequest. Indeed, Greenfield told several people he intended to leave virtually his entire $35 million estate to the law school. If so, it would have been considerably more than the $25 million donation that is the school’s largest by an individual to date. Stephen Silver, the director of estate and planned giving at Harvard Law School, was one of the few people who showed up at Greenfield’s funeral, along with Grossman and some other lawyers. – The New York Law Journal

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