( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its become the most recent big law office to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP group from another company that has just recently lost a number of lawyers in the area.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has added Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a couple of weeks after inducing trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, also from Stoel Rives.
While numerous big law companies have actually recently opened new offices in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is among the handful thats existed beyond the previous couple of years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a spokesperson.
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Dorsey has 80 attorneys in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount development there considering that 2015
Minneapolis-founded company employed five Stoel Rives partners this month
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Still, the company stated it has actually grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% because 2015. There are now 80 lawyers in the office, out of 569 legal representatives at the 20-office firm, the representative stated.
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 technology, life sciences and other service activity in the Mountain West area as a draw to the market, in addition to other aspects like location universities.
The new IP hires at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has actually seen a variety of attorneys leave for newcomer firms entering Salt Lake City, consisting of Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in recent months.
Melissa Jones, managing partner of Stoel Rives, said in a statement the departures werent unexpected as the market is in “transition” and kept in mind the firm simply included an IP team from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has been upgraded to consist of a declaration from Stoel Rives and show the number of attorneys in Dorseys workplace).
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