• Dissolution, Heller Ehrman

    Etiquette Of A Dissolution: Emails You Shouldn’t Send

    While law firms try to cherry pick Heller Ehrman’s departing attorneys, some companies are also trying to pick up Heller Ehrman’s business. But there is a way to be decent about these things. The people at VentureSource might need to brush up on their etiquette. The venture capital resource group sent out the following email […]

    28 Comments / / Oct 3, 2008 at 3:14 PM
  • Dissolution, Heller Ehrman, Layoffs

    Anatomy of a Dissolution: Heller Ehrman’s Long Goodbye

    It’s been a few days since we checked in on the slow breakup of Heller Ehrman. But today brings news of a coveted partner picking his soft landing. The Daily Journal reports: Top antitrust litigator Robert G. Badal will be departing Heller Ehrman for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s Los Angeles office, which he […]

    42 Comments / / Oct 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM
  • Dissolution, Heller Ehrman, Layoffs

    Heller Ehrman: Anatomy of a Dissolution

    It’s official: Heller Ehrman is dissolving. We have no desire to pile on, but major firms don’t close their doors everyday. So, how does the dissolution process work exactly? The first thing Heller is required to do by law is to give notice to all their employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act […]

    249 Comments / / Sep 26, 2008 at 6:50 PM
  • Dissolution, Heller Ehrman, Layoffs

    Heller Update: Dissolution Is In The Cards

    At a firm-wide meeting held at 1 p.m. Pacific time, Heller associates were informed that there would be an “orderly dissolution” of the firm, starting on Monday. Associates have been given 60 days’ notice, with pay. But it’s not a severance payment. Associates are expected to show up and participate in the “orderly dissolution.” As […]

    193 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 5:08 PM
  • Dissolution, Heller Ehrman, Layoffs

    Update: Heller Still Has Credit, Will Talk To Associates Soon

    At yesterday’s shareholder video conference, the leadership of Heller Ehrman assured the partnership that their line of credit was still open. That doesn’t mean that they can survive, just that they still have some time to make their next move. Meanwhile, after the meeting, Heller Chairman Matthew Larrabee finally communicated with associates and staff: To: […]

    94 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 8:58 AM
  • Dissolution, Heller Ehrman, Layoffs

    Breaking: Firm-Wide Shareholder Meeting Scheduled At Heller

    It looks like the shareholders of Heller Ehrman will finally get the latest information about what’s going on at the firm. We just received this message: To: All Shareholders We are holding a FW SH VC today to provide you with as much information as we can. Although we will not have answers to all […]

    185 Comments / / Sep 24, 2008 at 5:37 PM