Katten Muchin Shuts Down Two Offices as Partners Bail

Will this be a lesson to be learned by Balch & Bingham?

Renowned law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is shutting down their Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California offices after nine money-making partners from their environmental and workplace safety practice jumped ship, according to Law 360.

Balch ridiculously boasted last spring of expanding their footprint by adding a one-man office in Augusta, Georgia, while over a dozen money-making partners have left the embattled firm since January of 2018.

And who cherry-picked those nine partners at Katten?

Baker Botts LLP, the same firm that warmly embraced Jeffrey H. Wood, the ex-Balch partner and former Assistant Attorney General we, the CDLU, blocked as a nominee and who allegedly was shown the door by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

Baker Botts or others may come a-knockin’ at the door.