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Centerview Partners Ex-Banker Sues Firm on His Way Out Door (2)

Aug. 5, 2022, 7:34 PMUpdated: Aug. 5, 2022, 8:49 PM

A former deal maker at Centerview Partners Holdings LP filed suit in Delaware, the same day he left to start a competing firm, over claims that the investment bank wrongfully refused to recognize their decade-old “oral partnership agreement” with him.

The partly redacted lawsuit, made public Thursday, seeks internal files that would allegedly shed light on the terms of the unwritten contract covering David Handler’s work as a senior partner since November 2012. Handler and a colleague, David Neequaye, left to start Tidal Partners on Aug. 1, the Wall Street Journal reported that day.

Although Centerview co-founders Robert Pruzan and ...