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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its ended up being the most current big law practice to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP group from another firm that has actually recently lost a variety of attorneys in the region.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has actually included Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a couple of weeks after causing hallmark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, likewise from Stoel Rives.
While numerous big law firms have actually just recently opened 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 spokesperson.

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Dorsey has 80 legal representatives in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there considering that 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

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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 lawyers in the office, out of 569 legal representatives at the 20-office firm, the spokesperson stated.
The out-of-town firms that have set up store in the city since 2020 include Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Firms have actually pointed out technology, life sciences and other company 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 come from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a slew of legal representatives leave for newbie companies going into Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in recent months.
Melissa Jones, managing partner of Stoel Rives, stated in a statement the departures werent unforeseen as the market remains in “shift” and kept in mind the company just added an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has actually been updated to consist of a statement from Stoel Rives and reflect the number of lawyers in Dorseys workplace).
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