Dorsey has 80 attorneys in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there considering that 2015
Minneapolis-founded firm hired 5 Stoel Rives partners this month
( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its become the current large law office 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 region.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has added Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a few weeks after causing hallmark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, likewise from Stoel Rives.
While several big law companies have actually recently opened brand-new offices in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is amongst 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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Still, the company stated it has actually grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% considering that 2015. There are now 80 attorneys in the workplace, out of 569 legal representatives at the 20-office firm, the representative said.
The out-of-town companies that have set up shop in the city because 2020 include Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Firms have cited innovation, 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 come from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has actually seen a slew of legal representatives depart for newbie firms entering Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, handling partner of Stoel Rives, said in a declaration the departures werent unexpected as the market is in “transition” and noted the firm simply included an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has been updated to consist of a statement from Stoel Rives and reflect the number of attorneys in Dorseys workplace).
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