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

( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney said Thursday its ended up being the current large law practice to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP group from another company that has recently lost a number of attorneys in the region.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has actually 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 a number of large law companies have just recently opened new offices 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 representative.

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Dorsey has 80 legal representatives in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there considering that 2015
Minneapolis-founded firm worked with five Stoel Rives partners this month

Still, the firm said it has grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% because 2015. There are now 80 attorneys in the workplace, out of 569 legal representatives at the 20-office firm, the spokesperson said.
The out-of-town firms that have set up store in the city considering that 2020 include Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Firms have actually pointed out innovation, life sciences and other service activity in the Mountain West region as a draw to the market, in addition to other factors like location universities.
The new IP hires at Dorsey come from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has actually seen a variety of legal representatives depart for newcomer companies going into Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, handling partner of Stoel Rives, stated in a declaration the departures werent unanticipated as the marketplace is in “transition” and kept in mind the firm simply added an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has actually been updated to include a declaration from Stoel Rives and show the number of legal representatives in Dorseys workplace).
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