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What are the possible reasons for a partner getting fired?

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I have seen partners terminated for everything listed above, except murder. Hope I dont come across that one. Poor performance is most common. Partners can be put on PIPs no different than staff. Accountability is important at all levels.

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T&E fraud as in using the corporate Amex as one’s own piggy bank.

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Stealing from the firm through fraudulent expenses. Knew a partner who was having an affair with a manager in another office. He created “business trips” to Europe that he would take the manager on and charge the entire trips to his various client codes. They were really just romantic getaways. Wouldn’t charge the expenses to the clients, so firm would eat the cost. Then performance issues - low or no book of business for too long. Sexual harassment, ethical violations. I hadn’t heard the murder story above....that is a new one and I hope the only one.

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Sexual misconduct. Oh wait...

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Killing his wife. True story.

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I couldn't remember where he had gone to. Thanks for the info.

Not meeting sales goals

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What matters is revenue. Plus this has to happen over a period of years.

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Well, the firm usually protects the partner in case of sexual misconduct - unless the victim is another partner and with better contacts

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Funny not funny.

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True story - a Deloitte partner in McLean, VA raped a senior in her apartment and Deloitte sent its army of attorneys against the girl. This happened in 2012/2013 and the partner was still in Deloitte till two years back.

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could we have a source or link? There's a lot to verify here

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#metoo

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Eating too much intern ass

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Not pulling their weight as either a bread winner or a technical master

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T&E fraud

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It's all about the money. I have heard stories where a partner used to have sex with her assistant in his office and he is still around. A rain maker doesn't get fired. Period

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Sales goals is the only reason

Ethics violations. Sex addict

Embezzlement

Harassment

sleeping with the intern

I thought that was partner initiation

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