Where have all the Binghams gone? Part 1
The final dispersion of Bingham McCutchen attorneys and support staff is underway, and we are sure to see the shake out for many months to come as the displaced attorneys who did not move over to Morgan Lewis find their new homes. For months leading up to the firm’s final days, Bingham McCutchen laterals have been making headlines, a strong indicator of their struggles.
According to our data, the players topping the list of firms who lateraled-in Bingham attorneys over the past year ahead of the Morgan Lewis deal are Paul Hastings LLP (9), Proskauer Rome LLP (9), Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (9), Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (8), and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (8). As former Bingham attorneys resurface over the coming months it will be interesting to see if these same firms continue to reap the benefits, or if other firms will emerge as competitive beneficiaries.