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Dorsey has 80 lawyers in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there given 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 legal representatives in the office, out of 569 lawyers at the 20-office firm, the representative said.
The out-of-town companies that have actually started a business in the city given that 2020 consist of Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Companies have mentioned technology, life sciences and other service activity in the Mountain West region as a draw to the marketplace, in addition to other aspects like area universities.
The new IP employs at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has actually seen a variety of attorneys leave for beginner firms entering Salt Lake City, consisting of Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in recent months.
Melissa Jones, managing partner of Stoel Rives, stated in a statement the departures werent unanticipated as the market is in “transition” and noted the company simply added an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has been upgraded to consist of a statement from Stoel Rives and show the variety of attorneys in Dorseys office).
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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its become the current large law firm to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP group from another company that has actually just recently lost a number of lawyers in the area.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has actually included Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a few weeks after bringing on hallmark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, also from Stoel Rives.
While numerous large law firms have actually just recently opened new offices in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is among the handful thats existed beyond the past few years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a spokesperson.