Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps

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Main Office: San Diego
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; San Diego
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San Diego Reader
Swimming in Copley cashSan Diego Reader... Jr. Copley foundation board chairman Chuck Patrick, another former Copley Press executive, collected $50,000 a year, as did boardmembers Robert Crouch (onetime Copley Press senior vice president) and former Luce, Forward lawyer Eric Freeberg.
The National Law Journal (registration)
Dentons tells ex-Luce Forward partners of $1.9M clawback years after they joined predecessor firmABA JournalIn a letter this month to ex-partners of a law firm acquired in 2012 by a predecessor of Dentons, the megafirm told them partners of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps had received an overdistribution because of an accounting error. The payment occurred …Dentons Tells Former McKenna Partners It's Keeping Some of Their CapitalThe National Law Journal (registration)Wake Up Call: Dentons Wants Money Back from Former PartnersBloomberg Big Law Businessall 5 news articles »
The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego civic leader earned honors in Civil WarThe San Diego Union-TribuneMoses A. Luce served as a Union sergeant in the Civil War before becoming a civic leader in San Diego. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery. John Cannon. When Moses Luce saw something that needed to be done, he wasn't the sort to wait for someone ...
Washington Post (blog)
McKenna Long completes merger with California firm Luce ForwardWashington Post (blog)McKenna Long & Aldridge, the Atlanta-based law firm with the oldest and largest government contracts practice in the District, finalized its merger Tuesday with San Diego-based Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps. The combination lands McKenna Long ...and more »
Dentons Wants $2M Repayment From Ex-McKenna PartnersLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (February 26, 2016, 12:42 PM EST) -- Dentons has demanded that certain former partners of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP pay back $1.9 million they were allegedly overpaid in 2012 when Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps was ...
The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: As Merger Loomed, Luce Forward Revenue Hit Ten-Year LowThe American LawyerExactly how many of Luce Forward's current partners will retain that title—or continue to have equity partner status once the merger is finalized—remains to be seen (currently, roughly two-thirds of Luce Forward's partners hold equity in the firm …
McKenna Long's Future Uncertain As Partners FleeLaw360 (subscription)The departure of Klee, Scull and their teams reinforced a consensus in law firm circles that the McKenna Long-Luce Forward merger has been a largely failed venture, with one consultant calling the deal "an albatross that has weighed [McKenna Long] down ...and more »
Bloomberg Big Law Business
Dentons Still Chasing $2 Million from Former McKenna PartnersBloomberg Big Law BusinessIt's beyond petty for a firm of that size,” said Ronald Getchey, a former Luce Forward and McKenna partner. Getchey moved to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in San Diego two years ago and defends insurance companies in his practice. He said he had ...
Dentons Knew About Damages Claims, USAE Investors SayLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (January 31, 2017, 9:12 PM EST) -- U.S. Aerospace Inc. shareholders suing the company and others over a scheme to artificially inflate the company's stock price through fake defense contract bids have told a California federal court …and more »
Nationwide Layoff Watch: McKenna Long Loses Luce LawyersAbove the LawSix months after merging with San Diego's oldest law firm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP is already shedding lawyers – with Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP attorneys notably on the chopping block. McKenna, an international law firm based in ...
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