Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wendsday Wrandomness!

Does anyone have the scoop on what's going on (if anything) with Jones Vargas and Henness & Haight

It looks like former Jones Vargas partners/shareholders Kevin Stolworthy and Michael Alonso recently left for Armstrong Teasdale and Lewis and Roca, respectively. 

I'm also informed that Hessess & Haight recently lost (or is in the process of losing) at least six of its attorneys.*

On a related note, I've heard that Jones Vargas and Henness & Haight might be hiring.

Also, congrats to those of you who passed the February Bar Exam, and better luck next time to those of you who came up a bit short.

Thanks for the tip, tipster.

 *I won't name the attorneys, in case they haven't actually made their exits official yet.

17 comments:

  1. Jones Vargas seems to be imploding. Even Hutchinson Steffens has more lawyers now. I can't imagine they can survive too many more defections especially with their partner to associate ratio.

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  2. http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2012/may/09/lv-law-firm-bankruptcy/

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  3. Huh. Must not be enough drunk driving going on in our fine city.

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  4. Jones Vargas will be acquired by a regional/national firm.

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  5. Ed Garcia also left JV in the last few weeks (for Holland & Hart). At this point, what is left to acquire?

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  6. I know at least six associates left Henness & Haight over the last year: Marc Berg, Boyd Moss, Colin Bringhurst, Michancy Cramer, Maury Rygg, and Jay Kenyon.

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  7. Jay left a while ago and opened a firm with Tina Yan. Colin, and Maury opened their own (separate) firms, and Cramer went with Clark Seegmiller.

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  8. I don't know about the others, but Boyd and Marc are opening shop together

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  9. 8:09 - and Paul Powell will likely remain the defiant arrogant egotistical prick he's always been.

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  10. 9:53, any clues to which regional/national firm?

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  11. With the legal job market the way it is, the bar should institute a "one and done" policy. If you don't pass the bar the first time, take it somewhere else!

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  12. 3:34,

    I tend to agree. Although, it probably wouldn't change much. The pass rate for repeaters is somewhere south of 40% from what I've been told. Anyone who can provide the exact number, your help is greatly appreciated.

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  13. Dean John White at UNLV, in the latest Nevada lawyer, is proud to discriminate against whites.

    Specifically, he brags that "our entering classes have consisted of 29-31 percent ethnic minority students in each of the last four years."

    That is, at best, just below the national average of whites in the U.S., and 5% below the population of whites in Nevada:

    http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/32000.html

    Get rid of this guy...

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  14. Wait a second. Because whites are admitted at about the same proportion as they exist in the general population, then whites are discriminated against?

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  15. 6:25 - exactly what I was thinking. Yes, us white folks are so oppressed in this society. I've got two strikes against me - I'm straight, too.

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  16. 10:08. It is my understanding that an Arizona based regional will make the acquisition and what is left to acquire is a mining, lobbying practice based in Reno and the balance of the LV office. It's a quick acquisition considering the recent blow up, but I anticipate it will be announced shortly unless the due diligence chills the deal.

    9:53

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  17. Pat Sheehan is now at Fennemore Craig--an Arizona regional firm. Any connection between that and this?

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