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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney said Thursday its ended up being the most recent big law company 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 region.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has included Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a few weeks after bringing on trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, also from Stoel Rives.
While a number of big law companies have just recently opened brand-new workplaces in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is amongst the handful thats been there beyond the previous few years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a spokesperson.

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Still, the firm stated it has actually grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% since 2015. There are now 80 legal representatives in the workplace, out of 569 lawyers at the 20-office firm, the representative stated.
The out-of-town firms 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.
Companies have pointed out innovation, life sciences and other company activity in the Mountain West region as a draw to the market, in addition to other aspects like area universities.
The new IP works with at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a variety of attorneys depart for newbie companies entering 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 unexpected as the marketplace remains in “shift” and noted the company simply included an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has actually been upgraded to include a declaration from Stoel Rives and show the variety of legal representatives in Dorseys office).
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Dorsey has 80 lawyers in Salt Lake City, posting 65% headcount development there because 2015
Minneapolis-founded company employed 5 Stoel Rives partners this month

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