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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its become the newest big law practice to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP group from another firm that has recently lost a variety of attorneys in the area.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has added Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a few weeks after inducing trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, likewise from Stoel Rives.
While several large law companies have just recently opened new offices in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is amongst the handful thats been there beyond the past few years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a spokesperson.

Still, the company said it has actually grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% considering that 2015. There are now 80 lawyers in the workplace, out of 569 legal representatives at the 20-office company, the spokesperson stated.
The out-of-town companies that have 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 mentioned technology, life sciences and other business activity in the Mountain West area as a draw to the marketplace, in addition to other factors like area universities.
The brand-new IP hires at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a variety of attorneys leave for newcomer companies entering Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, managing partner of Stoel Rives, stated in a declaration the departures werent unanticipated as the marketplace is in “transition” and kept in mind the company just added an IP team from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has actually been updated to include a declaration from Stoel Rives and show the variety of attorneys in Dorseys workplace).
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Dorsey has 80 attorneys in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there given that 2015
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