Yes. The voting started today at 11:30 AM (Eastern time) and remains underway, according to Am Law Daily. We will keep you posted, either by adding updates to this post or publishing a new post.
Meanwhile, the CEO (and poet laureate) of Howrey, Robert Ruyak, gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal about the apparent downfall of his firm. As summarized by the WSJ Law Blog, Ruyak blamed Howrey’s troubles on a combination of (1) experiments with contingency fees and alternative fee arrangements, (2) impatient and risk-averse partners, and (3) discovery vendors.
Are you finding it hard to keep track of where all the Howrey partners are ending up? Join the club. Luckily, there’s a new resource out there that can help….
The good folks at the American Lawyer have prepared a detailed chart that captures the whereabouts of the Howrey partner diaspora. The chart’s methodology is explained here, and you can access it here. You can click on the column headers to re-sort the chart by category.
We previously passed along contact info for one hapless Howrey offeree who would love to hear from potential employers: exhowrey3L@gmail.com. Here’s the email address of a law student who was supposed to have summered at Howrey this year, who would also love to hear from anyone who might be able to help: exhowrey2L@gmail.com.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE OF THESE REQUESTS. If you want to make one of your own, you can place it in the comments to our Howrey posts. We also encourage you to check out the Above the Law Jobs Board. Thanks.
Howrey Dissolution Vote Under Way [Am Law Daily]
CEO Ruyak Partly Blames Contingency-Fees, Discovery Vendors, for Howrey’s Fall [WSJ Law Blog]
Howrey Scorecard: Where Have All the Lawyers Gone? [Am Law Daily]