PageSix.com: Hollywood buzzing after firm removes legendary lawyer’s name from door
EKA partner Eric Rose was quoted in “Hollywood buzzing after firm removes legendary lawyer’s name from door“ on PageSix.com:
Eric Rose, a crisis management expert who doesn’t represent the firm told Page Six in an email, “The removal of Howard Weitzman’s name from the door of the firm he co-founded does not imply a negative connotation or an erasure of his legacy. It is essential to understand that naming a law firm is a business decision that can be subject to changes over time.”
He added in his statement, “Removing a founder’s name from the firm’s branding is often part of a broader strategic move to align the firm’s vision and objectives.
“Ultimately, the decision to remove any founding partner’s name from the firm’s door is a business-related one that aims to ensure the firm’s continued success and relevance. It does not diminish the impact of Howard’s legal career or status as a legal legend… a name change does not erase Howard’s accomplishments or reputation.”
Rose concluded, “His legacy will continue to be recognized and respected within the legal community, and his countless contributions during his career will endure, regardless of the firm’s name.” The firm did not respond to Page Six’s request for comment.