According to an article in the Washington Business Journal, 35-year Howrey veteran Roger Klein left Howrey when he realized that the end of Howrey was near. The article states that Klein decided to leave once he found it "unlikely" that Howrey could continue on its own.
So if a 35-year Howrey veteran bailed once he realized the end was near, WHAT'S TAKING EVERYONE ELSE SO DANG LONG? Doesn't Howrey's rapidly shrinking roster of attorneys realize that the longer they wait, the more they will exacerbate their debt obligations and diminish their bargaining power? How can so many esteemed attorneys be acting so amazingly against their self-interests? Time is money and of the essence, people.
My only conclusion is that something has gone seriously awry with the negotiations with Winston.