Dorsey & Whitney hires more lawyers in busy Salt Lake City –

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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its ended up being the most current large law firm 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 area.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has actually included Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a couple of weeks after bringing on trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, likewise from Stoel Rives.
While numerous large law practice have actually 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.

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Dorsey has 80 lawyers in Salt Lake City, posting 65% headcount development there because 2015
Minneapolis-founded firm worked with five 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% since 2015. There are now 80 legal representatives in the office, out of 569 lawyers at the 20-office company, the representative stated.
The out-of-town companies that have set up store in the city given that 2020 include Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Companies have actually mentioned innovation, life sciences and other service activity in the Mountain West area as a draw to the market, 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 slew of lawyers depart for newbie firms entering Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, managing partner of Stoel Rives, said in a statement the departures werent unexpected as the market remains in “shift” and kept in mind the firm just added an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has been updated to include a declaration from Stoel Rives and show the number of legal representatives in Dorseys workplace).
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