Heller Drone (Blog) Author Revealed

The ABA journal reports that the author of..

the Heller Highwater blog that kept the worker bees oatHeller Ehrman informed (and the rest of us) as their law firm moved toward dissolution this fall has been outed.

Heller Drone outed himself and says he is techie Thomas MacEntee in an introductory message on a new law blog. (It is Thelen the Pain, which chronicles day-to-day developments concerning another well-known California-based law firm in the same situation as Heller. http://www.abajournal.com/blawgs/thelen_the_pain/) He also outed himself in a Heller Highwater blog post.

The report goes on to say

Heller Drone, who apparently is now in Chicago after leaving Heller a little over a month ago, is self-described as "a Heller Ehrman employee for over eight years" who has also worked "for global law firms, including Skadden and Latham & Watkins, for over 20 years now. Besides filling my hours with blogging for Heller staff and now Thelen, I am busy with my own legal technology consulting firm called BigLaw 2.0 as well as my passion in life—genealogy and family history."

He says his sense of humor helped identify him to those who know him as a likely suspect among possible authors of the Heller Highwater blog.

Additional personal details about MacEntee are provided in another blog, Thomas 2.0.

As discussed in earlier ABAJournal.com posts, both Heller and Thelen are in the process of dissolving.

Firms at which Heller lawyers have recently landed include: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; Stoel Rives and Winston & Strawn. Those that have recently announced they are hiring Thelen’s attorneys include Nixon Peabody and Robinson & Cole.