Thanks to an anonymous poster for the following link: http://sharktanklegal.com/?p=68
Although I am not as intimately familiar with all of the details mentioned in the article, they are definitely consistent with my experience at Howrey. At Howrey, the focus is clearly on enriching the senior statesmen, usually through the efforts of up-and-coming partners. Why would a younger partner with a book of business stay around? Firm loyalty isn't going to carry the day (despite Bob Ruyak's attempts to characterize Howrey as a "family") because Howrey is now little more than an awkward conglomerate of the disparate pieces of many failed firms with no clear firm culture or identity.