Which leads me to this. In the last post, there were a few commenters who slammed anonymous blogs that spread the dirt on Howrey because the dirt could attach to the many good people who remain at Howrey. But the dirt that makes this blog interesting comes from one source: Howrey's senior management. Over the years, I have seen Howrey's senior management in DC and elsewhere make blunder after blunder (see the last post and its comments), toy with and in some cases nearly destroy the careers of its attorneys, act in a financially irresponsible manner, and focus too closely on their own self interests at the expense of client service and the interests of their fellow partners.
Yet Howrey somehow managed to stay afloat during the 2000s. That happened primarily for one reason: the quality and dedication of its attorneys and staff to handling client matters. Howrey is sinking not because of these fine people, but because of Howrey's leaders -- they went were leaders shouldn't have gone and they failed to possess the advantage of focus. May this blog serve as a way to disseminate information that will affect the Howrey community throughout the next several months. May the dirt exposed serve a cathartic function for those of us who are Howrey alumni and who still remain, document the incredible mistakes of Howrey's senior management, and to set the record straight about the quality of Howrey's people outside of management roles.
Good luck tomorrow, and feel free to post new information or suggest a topic for a new post to keep the conversational threads neat.