Natasha Harrison quits Boies Schiller as its London deputy chair
Natasha cited travel restrictions to the US as the prime behind her decision to step down
Natasha Harrison, the London-based deputy chair of New York litigation specialists Boies Schiller Flexner, has announced her decision to quit the firm.
She has cited travel restrictions to the US in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason behind her decision saying running a US firm from overseas over an extended period is impractical.
"I'm sitting in London running a US firm with managing partners who are there, but I can't be there… You need to be present," she has said. She would, however, stay on as one of four managing partners of the firm at least till the end of the current year.
Natasha Harrison was being lined up to be the firm's next leader and had emerged as the heir apparent to the firm's chair and co-founder David Boies following her promotion from co-managing partner to the deputy chair role in December last year after fellow co-managing partner Nicholas Gravante quit for Cadwalder Wickersham & Taft.
Boies Schiller had witnessed a tumultuous 2020 with the continuous departure of partners. It is understood that the firm's lawyer headcount came down by 41 per cent from 300 to 177 attorneys last year while its revenue slumped by 38 per cent to $250 million.
Natasha Harrison had joined Boies Schiller in 2013 from Bingham McCutchen to set up and lead its London office as managing partner. She joined the firm's executive committee in October 2017.