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Dorsey has 80 lawyers in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there since 2015
Minneapolis-founded company hired five Stoel Rives partners this month
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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its ended up being the latest large law practice to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP group from another company that has actually just recently lost a number of lawyers in the area.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has actually added Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a couple of weeks after bringing on trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, also from Stoel Rives.
While several big law firms have actually recently opened brand-new workplaces in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is among the handful thats been there beyond the past couple of years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a representative.
Still, the firm said it has grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% because 2015. There are now 80 attorneys in the office, out of 569 lawyers at the 20-office company, the representative said.
The out-of-town companies that have actually started a business in the city because 2020 consist of Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Firms have actually mentioned innovation, life sciences and other business activity in the Mountain West region as a draw to the marketplace, in addition to other elements like location universities.
The new IP works with at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a variety of attorneys leave for newcomer firms entering Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, handling partner of Stoel Rives, said in a declaration the departures werent unanticipated as the market is in “shift” and kept in mind the company simply added an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has actually been updated to include a statement from Stoel Rives and show the variety of lawyers in Dorseys workplace).
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