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When Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft partner Dennis Block openly criticized his ex-firm Weil Gostal & Manges in New York magazine (June 21), he prompted the entire management committee of Weil Gotshal to unite publicly against him. They wrote a scathing letter which ran in the July 12th issue. Block was asked to leave the firm, they said, and that the partnership was planning a vote to expel him if he did not leave: “[T]here has been a long history of inappropriate conduct by Mr. Block towards partners, associates, staff members and vendors that, despite repeated warnings, went uncorrected.” Block, in return, accused the committee of publishing a letter containing “self-serving inaccuracies, distortions and omissions” and attempting to “rewrite history to suit your needs.”

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