Seven attorneys from the Los Angeles office of Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey, including the labor practice group of that office, will join the law firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz.
The labor group is led by partners Gary F. Overstreet, Michael W. Monk and Reed E. Schaper. Three associates will join them. In addition, Richard M. Brown, a partner with a sports and broadcasting practice, will rejoin Pepper.
Last month, New York-based Finley Kumble, one of the nation's largest law firms, announced that it was undergoing a massive restructuring under a debt load rumored to be as high as $60 million.
At the time, Alan U. Schwartz, the firm's California representative on its five-member national executive committee, said Finley Kumble was making every effort to avoid outright dissolution.
However, he said, some lawyers probably would remain with the firm, while others would leave to form their own firms or join existing firms.