Down the Memory Hole for Melvyn Weiss

By March 23, 2008Briefly Legal

Well, that didn’t take long. From the March 20th statement by Sanford Dumain, executive committee of the law firm formerly known as Milberg Weiss:

New York, New York – March 20, 2008, It is with deep disappointment that we have learned that Melvyn I. Weiss has engaged in misconduct and has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in the Central District of California. Mr. Weiss is resigning from the Firm, which will change its name to Milberg LLP.

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Above is the new, we’re guessing temporary, logo at the Milberg law firm, formerly known as Milberg Weiss. (With a little Flash animation you can’t see here.) The www.milbergweiss.com url takes you to www.milberg.com, which the firm has also owned for many years. The logo replaces …

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Above, then, is one version — inside pages — of the firm’s logo that was on the website until Saturday. Other versions had a different color scheme but the same M/W symbol.

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Back in the day, before the now convicted-felon William Lerach split off for California, the above was the logo for Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach. The old .url was www.milberg.com.

Strange thing is, if you look up old Milberg-Weiss urls at web-caching sites like The Wayback Machine at www.archive.org, the new logo seems to have reached back into the past and replaced the old “MW” logo. For example, from 2004.

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