Mayer Brown Ousts Partner For Inappropriate Conduct

Law360 (March 22, 2019, 11:11 AM EDT) -- Mayer Brown LLP has fired Chicago banking and finance partner Zac Barnett for "inappropriate personal conduct with a subordinate," the firm's chairman told attorneys in an email late Thursday.

The alleged conduct "was unrelated to client matters and is contrary to the firm's core values," the firm said on Friday in a brief statement that echoed Chairman Paul Theiss' email to his colleagues.

Mayer Brown is not releasing additional details to protect the privacy of a third party, it said.

The firm's partnership was made aware of Barnett's dismissal on Thursday afternoon, according to Theiss' email, which appeared on Above The...

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