More "Global Litigators" are bailing out of SF and moving to Jones Day, according to the ABA Journal. Stephen O'Neal (obviously, no longer Co-Chair of Howrey's Global Litigation group), David Buoncristiani, John Foust, Aaron Gruber, Kent Lindsay, Daven Lowhurst, and Clark Thiel are all part of the move. I have read bits and pieces about Stephen O'Neal, the former head of the now defunct Thelen law firm, criticizing the way he bailed out of Thelen as that firm crumbled into pieces. Anyone care to shed some light?
O'Neal's Thelen bio listed him as the "Firm Chairman, Office of the Chair." It is interesting to note that while Bobby R has many titles (CEO, Managing Partner, Chairman of the Board, Grandmaster Sensei), he has yet to acquire the title "Office of the Chair." Bobby better boogie if he wants that one.