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Frode Jensen’s Back


— September 13, 2004

Given what happened the last time Frode Jensen tried to join a new law firm, he could be forgiven for staying low-key about his most recent move.

Two years ago, Jensen’s announced departure to the New York office of Latham & Watkins prompted his former firm, Pillsbury Winthrop, to issue an unprecedented press release accusing him of sexual harassment and declining productivity.

In the highly public uproar that followed, Jensen was obliged to give up his bid to join Latham, which would have paid him more than $1 million a year. He then sued Pillsbury for $45 million.

In March 2003, Pillsbury publicly apologized to Jensen as part of a settlement whose other terms were undisclosed. Following that, it was widely presumed he would neither need nor want to return to a firm.

But now he is back. Since July, Jensen has been a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight, a move that will be officially announced next week.

Details are here from the New York Law Journal via Law.com. My earlier posts about poor Frode and his travials are here, here, and here.


Given what happened the last time Frode Jensen tried to join a new law firm, he could be forgiven for staying low-key about his most recent move.

Two years ago, Jensen’s announced departure to the New York office of Latham & Watkins prompted his former firm, Pillsbury Winthrop, to issue an unprecedented press release accusing him of sexual harassment and declining productivity.

In the highly public uproar that followed, Jensen was obliged to give up his bid to join Latham, which would have paid him more than $1 million a year. He then sued Pillsbury for $45 million.

In March 2003, Pillsbury publicly apologized to Jensen as part of a settlement whose other terms were undisclosed. Following that, it was widely presumed he would neither need nor want to return to a firm.

But now he is back. Since July, Jensen has been a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight, a move that will be officially announced next week.

Details are here from the New York Law Journal via Law.com. My earlier posts about poor Frode and his travials are here, here, and here.

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