Thelen dissolved, not that long ago. But some former employees claim that they did not get sufficient notice under the WARN act. Those employees are now allowed to pursue remedies as a certified class:
Lawyers and staff for the now-defunct firm Thelen have won class certification of their suit claiming the firm failed to give federally required 60 days notice that it would close its doors….
Thelen stipulated to class certification, a move praised by Steven A. Blum, who represents former Thelen employees.
Congratulations guys. Good luck getting blood out of a rock.
Of course, there are people affiliated with Thelen that still have money, and the lawyer representing former Thelen employees intends to go after those deep pockets, regardless of where they practice now:
Asked if sufficient funds exist for a recovery, Blum said, “From one source or another there should be a substantial recovery. From Thelen itself there are banks to contend with first and we may have to go to other sources in addition to Thelen to get maximum compensation.”
He said those other sources would include “other law firms that have taken large groups of Thelen partners and discarded the employees.”
Interesting. Nixon Peabody picked up 90 Thelen attorneys. Any chance that former Thelen partners now at Nixon will disgorge profits to this new class of former employees?
Ex-Thelen Lawyers Granted Class Certification [ABA Journal]
Judge approves class certification of suit filed by employees of shuttered Thelen [National Law Journal]
Earlier: Thelen Officially Dissolves