The performance of Bethesda's lawyers in the Interplay vs Bethesda litigation over the Fallout MMO rights hasn't been so brilliant so far, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Bethesda has decided to change them. Here's what the latest filings say:<blockquote>The Clerk will please withdraw effective February 1, 2011, the appearance of Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, Rachel M. Hofstatter, Michael J. Allan and Steptoe & Johnson LLP as counsel for the Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant, Bethesda Softworks, LLC, in the above-referenced matter, in light of the appearance of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Dougls W. Baruch (MD Bar No. 12554) is entering his appearance as co-counsel for Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Bethesda Softworks, LLC.</blockquote>That said, it's the second time that happens, so the question everyone's going to ask himself is: have they picked the right firm this time? Update: Turns out Bethesda changed law firm.. but not lawyers. The lead counsel on the case, Howard H. Stahl, moved to another law firm, and Bethesda's change of law firm was done only to keep him as their lead counsel for the case. Thanks Ausir.