Above the Law reports that Mark Whittaker has decided to join Baker Botts. This could be a fairly substantial blow in that ITC patent litigation is like patent litigation on $teroid$. Anyone know how much business Whittaker might be taking with him? ATL also reports that we have had a fairly slow news week in that we only have two partner resignations of interest. Anyone know of any more?
However, we did get the juicy tidbit that Bobby paid Tom Watson $100K to play golf with a prospective Howrey client, as reported by Sharktanklegal. Shame it didn't amount to any business. (Maybe that's why Bobby didn't like partners to know too much about firm finances.) The Sharktanklegal post is also has some nice information about the attempted Howrey coup that took place last year. Unlike Mubarak, Bobby still seems to be in charge (at least in name) at Howrey. Bobby is still the CEO, Managing Partner, Chairman of the Board, and Leader of the Executive Committee. I think Steve Jobs has fewer titles at Apple.
In the absence of news, I think I will compile the Honorable Mentions that popped up in the comments for the Howrey's Greatest Hits post. If you have any more to add, please add to the comments section. It's a heck of a great list already.