Dissolution work from Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison was expected to wrap up in six months, but almost a year after its closure, there�s still a lot of work to be done, says Stephen M. Snyder, who chairs the liquidation committee for the former firm.
Consequently, he and fellow committee member James L. Miller, both of whom were among more than 50 Brobeck lawyers who joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, have left to form their own law firm. Snyder & Miller was scheduled to open this week in San Francisco.
"Given the fact that we didn�t finish on time and there�s still a lot of work that�s going to distract us for the foreseeable future, neither one of us thought it was right to stay at Morgan Lewis," Miller says.
"'To maximize the recovery of the Brobeck estate to benefit anybody who was entitled to receive anything from it is one of our chief obligations,' Miller says." Because so many Brobekians went to Morgan, Lewis, the two firms' financial interests sometimes conflict, and Snyder and Miller felt it better to break ties, the ABA Journal reports here.