Construction law has never been my forte (nor was it Howrey's forte for the vast majority of its existence), but I received a news alert this morning that Barbara Werther and Stephen Palley have left the DC office for a firm called Ober | Kaler. I love firms that incorporate wacky characters into their names.
I still have no idea why Howrey acquired Thelen Reid's construction practice. Although it was a talented group of attorneys, it seems like this was a complete misfit within Howrey's self-promoted three-legged stool of antitrust, IP, and "global litigation." Maybe everything can fit into "Global Litigation," including slip-n-fall, DUI, and elder law.