Sources at Skadden report that Robert S. Bennett, the legendary litigator, will be leaving Skadden for Hogan & Hartson. Skadden partners were informed yesterday; Skadden associates are being told right now.
Bob Bennett is one of the most famous trial lawyers in the world. His client list reads like a CNN promo: Enron, Bill Clinton, Judith Miller, Caspar Weinberger! That’s right, I kicked that list with the Cold War winning, Contra-loving SecDef.
Carl Rauh will also join Bennett at Hogan. Rauh has worked with Bennett on many of his high-profile cases, so that’s of little surprise.
But tipsters report that the two will not be taking any other Skadden – D.C. personnel with them.
Bennett started his private practice at Hogan & Hartson. So the move is a bit of a homecoming.
The associates’ meeting is about to kick off. We hope to have official confirmation from the firm and more news after the associates are informed.
The top brass at Hogan are surely excited about the Bennett acquisition — but might he be to blame for their missing out on the opportunity to meet Sex and the City stars?
Update: SATC 2 is being filmed in Hogan’s NYC office this week. We talked about the filming with NY-based firm chairman Warren Gorrell last month. During our interview, we asked whether Gorrell would be meeting SJP and company. He said he would not because there was an Executive Committee meeting scheduled this week in Washington, DC.
Some SATC-loving Committee members — who have flown in from around the world — had hoped the meeting could be changed to NY. But it appears they needed to be in DC to meet a different Mr. Big.
Earlier: Sex and the City 2 at Hogan & Hartson