Did Voge deserve to be ousted from Latham? Partners split on firm's action over misconduct

Survey results reveal many partners believe 'pendulum has swung too far' in response to allegations of inappropriate behaviour amid scandal over Latham chief's exit

The majority of partners believe it was right for former Latham & Watkins chair and managing partner Bill Voge to step down from his leadership role in the wake of recent revelations about his personal conduct, but more than 40% of respondents to a Legal Week survey said he should not have resigned from the firm entirely.

Three weeks after Voge voluntarily disclosed “communications of a sexual nature” to the firm’s executive committee, which were deemed by Latham to be “not befitting the leader of a firm”, the results of the latest Big Question survey suggest that, in the eyes of many partners, he did not entirely deserve his fate.

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