The U.S. offices of a recently relaunched Arthur Andersen network have shut down as part of a legal settlement to partially resolve trademark infringement claims by U.S.-based Andersen Tax.

In March, French businessman Stéphane Laffont-Réveilhac announced that he had “reconstituted” the former Big Five firm in 16 countries, including the United States, with offices in Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco (later changed to Monterey). Laffont-Réveilhac called himself global managing partner of Arthur Andersen. His former company was the consulting firm Quatre Juillet Maison Blanche, a French translation of Fourth of July White House.

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