Firms Scramble to Create 'Crisis' Groups
From lining up fat deals with easy credit to helping clients survive
Law firms with banking and finance practices that were recently making deals with free-flowing credit are now scrambling to launch new groups to help clients simply survive the credit crisis. The ripples of collapsing financial institutions are already reaching areas such as white-collar crime, banking, securities and transactions. "Anyone who says they know where this is going is full of baloney," says Bracewell & Giuliani Chairman Pat Oxford, who is heading the firm's new financial industry task force.