Posts Tagged ‘Thelen’

Thelen sued for benefits and back pay

December 4, 2008

Story doesn’t give any detail.  I’m not sure where the suit was filed.  More to come…


Some Thelen Partners Land Safely

November 13, 2008

Reed Smith, Howrey land Thelen groups says the article which goes on to claim that two firms based outside the bay area snagged the lawyers but for those of us with loooong law firm memory know that Reed Smith gobbled up Crosy Heafey Roach & May a several hundred attorney Oakland firm some years ago.  I’m sure Crosby attorneys had strong ties to the Thelen folks.

Demise of Thelen Means Less Lawyers!

October 29, 2008

My favorite comments to an article reporting on the Thelen partnership vote for dissolution of the firm was this one.


Hard to feel anything but gleeful about a story about LESS lawyers

Posted By: Smilerrr | October 28 2008 at 03:24 PM

Thelen’s demise hardly means there will be FEWER lawyers. Still, some folks seem to just love it when others — including Thelen’s non-attorney support staff (which greatly outnumbers the attorneys) — lose their jobs and have to start over. Oh, well. Takes all kinds, I guess.

Posted By: jsl | October 28 2008 at 04:17 PM


BTW, it doesn’t look like Thelen employees will get their accrued vacation time.  

Thelen Maybe Gone Today

October 28, 2008

More bad news for venerable SF firms.

“As of Tuesday, Thelen LLP may be the second San Francisco law firm choosing to dissolve its business.

Thelen was founded in 1924 in San Francisco and maintains outposts in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Hartford, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Shanghai. The firm counts close to 180 attorneys in California with 26 resident in a downtown San Jose office.

Thelen has been rumored to be the second San Francisco law firm to dissolve before year’s end. In September, centurion law firm Heller Ehrman LLP announced that it would close its doors after 118 years.”