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Milberg Weiss: Behind the Breakup


— June 16, 2003

“Ask Melvyn Weiss or William Lerach why their firm�Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach�will be split into East and West coast firms, and they’ll say it’s because the 200-lawyer operation is too difficult to manage.”

“However, interviews with six ex-partners at Milberg Weiss who spoke anonymously and with other attorneys who are familiar with the firm’s operation and cases, yield a somewhat different story. In recent years, these lawyers said, the California and New York operations have fought over money. California senior partners reportedly believed they were entitled to a bigger share of the pie because their operation was more profitable,” The National Law Journal reports here.

I posted earlier about the pending split here. And today’s Daily Journal (no link) has an article stating that a grand jury investigation of Lerach’s litigation practices has the firm worried about liability.


“Ask Melvyn Weiss or William Lerach why their firm�Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach�will be split into East and West coast firms, and they’ll say it’s because the 200-lawyer operation is too difficult to manage.”

“However, interviews with six ex-partners at Milberg Weiss who spoke anonymously and with other attorneys who are familiar with the firm’s operation and cases, yield a somewhat different story. In recent years, these lawyers said, the California and New York operations have fought over money. California senior partners reportedly believed they were entitled to a bigger share of the pie because their operation was more profitable,” The National Law Journal reports here.

I posted earlier about the pending split here. And today’s Daily Journal (no link) has an article stating that a grand jury investigation of Lerach’s litigation practices has the firm worried about liability.

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