Arbitrator Backs Stroock in Retirement Pay Fight, Orders Ex-Partner to Pay Firm's $163,000 Legal Tab

, The Am Law Daily


Michael Perlis, who sued Stroock & Stroock & Lavan last August just weeks after leaving the firm for Locke Lord, has lost his bid to receive retirement benefits from his old firm. He contends, however, that he dropped his claim before Stroock went forward with arbitration and therefore shouldn't have to pay the legal fees the firm is demanding of him.

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