Boies Schiller suggests it will not give up on London immediately after leader’s exit

  • Future of London workplace unclear immediately after Natasha Harrison’s departure
  • Remaining leaders explained her move “is not a reflection on the company”

(Reuters) – Boies Schiller Flexner stated Thursday that it options to sustain a London outpost after its most senior partner there, Natasha Harrison, leaves to begin her possess boutique legislation firm.

The firm’s remaining handling associates, in an inner memo asserting Harrison’s departure, explained “we be expecting to proceed to have a presence in London.” But the business has not reported no matter if the other 16 legal professionals now listed in its London place of work will continue to be or be part of Harrison.

Harrison and the other companions in that business did not reply to requests for comment.

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“We’re fully commited to being in London,” Matthew Schwartz, one of the firm’s handling associates, told Reuters. Thursday’s memo explained the London office will perform with a new Milan workplace that the organization unveiled before this 7 days.

Sigrid McCawley, a further handling spouse, said Boies Schiller had not set up a Milan business office as a European backstop, anticipating a London exodus.

“Europe has been aspect of our strategic system for pretty a although,” McCawley mentioned. “We have been focused on discovering means to mature our room in Europe and guarantee we can fulfill all of our shopper desires all through Europe.”

The agency stated Harrison will be starting off her have company early future yr. She was nonetheless shown on Boies Schiller’s site Thursday morning.

Boies Schiller has viewed a continuous stream of associate exits given that 2020, which include the December departure of Nicholas Gravante, who when served as co-managing associate of the organization with Harrison.

Harrison, who was promoted to deputy chair of Boies Schiller when Gravante still left, stepped down from that purpose in September.

“It was crystal clear that she was getting a stage again to consider her own problem, what she desired to do with her long run,” Schwartz reported. “And so while she didn’t inform us at the time, it’s not a surprise” that she’s leaving the organization now.

The business in its inner memo stated Harrison’s shift “is the achievement of a intention she has very long experienced for herself, and not in any way a reflection on the organization.”

It quoted Harrison stating it had been “a privilege to establish the London business and engage in a role in shaping the firm’s transition to the following era of leadership.”

The firm when described Harrison and Gravante as its “upcoming generation” of management. Chairman David Boies said in Thursday’s memo that he needs Harrison perfectly and appears ahead to keep on functioning with her.

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