[T]he only thing holding many large firms together now is money. No shared history. No shared values. Money by itself is weak glue.
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Dewey Still Have the $6 Million Man? Nope: Mort Pierce Is Out the Door (Plus Other Partner Departures)By David Lat
This just in: superstar M&A lawyer Morton A. Pierce is leaving Dewey & LeBoeuf, the beleaguered Biglaw behemoth. This news should not shock anyone; rumors of Pierce’s possible departure have been making the rounds for weeks now.
So where is Morton Pierce going?
As we’ve been doing when covering this breaking story, we’ve added multiple UPDATES, after the jump.
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