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The LDS Churchs Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its become the current large law company to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP team from another company that has actually recently lost a number of attorneys in the region.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has actually added Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a few weeks after causing trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, also from Stoel Rives.
While numerous big law practice have recently opened new offices in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is among the handful thats been there beyond the previous few years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a representative.

Dorsey has 80 attorneys in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount development there since 2015
Minneapolis-founded company employed 5 Stoel Rives partners this month

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Still, the company said it has grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% given that 2015. There are now 80 lawyers in the office, out of 569 lawyers at the 20-office company, the spokesperson stated.
The out-of-town companies that have set up shop in the city given that 2020 include Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Companies have actually cited technology, life sciences and other organization activity in the Mountain West area as a draw to the marketplace, in addition to other elements like location universities.
The brand-new IP employs at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has actually seen a variety of legal representatives depart for newbie companies getting in Salt Lake City, consisting of Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, handling partner of Stoel Rives, said in a declaration the departures werent unforeseen as the marketplace is in “shift” and noted the firm just included an IP team from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has been upgraded to consist of a declaration from Stoel Rives and show the variety of attorneys in Dorseys office).
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