Balch & Bingham partner Audrey F. Momanaee, who unexpectedly became the Office Managing Partner in Houston, Texas last June after four top partners and attorneys fled the firm, has now herself left the embattled law firm.
The exodus of Momanaee leaves Balch’s Houston Office with only one full-time attorney. How embarrassing!
We are not surprised as Balch has lost numerous legacy partners and seasoned professionals, only to be replaced by inexperienced junior attorneys. So desperate for experenced attorneys, Balch rehired and pulled a former partner out of retirement to join the firm last August.
Globe Newswire reports:
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Audrey F. Momanaee has joined the firm’s Houston office as partner in the Commercial Litigation group. As an accomplished litigator, Audrey focuses her practice on matters involving business disputes, commercial and contract claims, catastrophic property claims, construction defects and delays, and matters involving trade secret protection and litigation.
Balch suffered a massive exodus in Texas last summer as we reported in August:
Balch originally hired Momanaee as a partner in May of 2022. She didn’t last two years at the alleged unscrupulous firm, and quit eight months after abruptly taking over the managment of Balch’s Houston office.
With two former Balch attorneys sitting in federal prison, Momanaee made the intelligent decision.
Now in 2024, Balch has shrunk again and is still in the single digits in Texas.
We wish Audrey the best of luck!