Global powerhouse Dentons has touted its Project Golden Spike as an innovative expansion into regional American markets. Its name is meant to honor the celebratory railroad spike that completed the first transcontinental railroad in the United States in 1869. Dentons, as the firm would have it, is making its own attempt to connect this country’s many disparate locales.

But Golden Spike doesn’t seem to be to everyone’s taste, and a significant number of Dentons partners have chosen to take another train instead of going along for the ride.