For One Law Firm, an Unquiet Death

Fourteen months after Coudert Brothers folded, the partners and creditors are fighting over the carcass

, The American Lawyer

Not since the crash of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison has a law firm flamed out as spectacularly as Coudert Brothers. The firm once had 28 offices and 600 lawyers, and though its financial performance was fading, it was seen as a pioneer in international law. But that scope also helped undermine Coudert, which faces lease obligations from Singapore to San Francisco, and difficulties accessing money in Frankfurt and Tokyo. It was once common for Coudert partners to speak many languages. Now its creditors do.

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