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Dorsey has 80 legal representatives in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there since 2015
Minneapolis-founded company hired 5 Stoel Rives partners this month

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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney said Thursday its ended up being the newest large law practice to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP team from another firm that has just recently lost a variety of lawyers in the area.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has included Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a couple of weeks after causing hallmark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, likewise from Stoel Rives.
While several big law office have actually just recently opened new offices in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is among the handful thats been there beyond the past couple of 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% since 2015. There are now 80 legal representatives in the office, out of 569 legal representatives at the 20-office firm, the representative said.
The out-of-town firms that have set up store in the city considering that 2020 consist of Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Firms have pointed out technology, life sciences and other company activity in the Mountain West region as a draw to the market, in addition to other aspects like location universities.
The brand-new IP works with at Dorsey come from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a slew of lawyers depart for newbie firms getting in Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in recent months.
Melissa Jones, managing partner of Stoel Rives, said in a declaration the departures werent unforeseen as the marketplace remains in “transition” and noted the company 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 attorneys in Dorseys office).
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Sara MerkenSara Merken reports on personal privacy and information security, in addition to the company of law, including legal development and crucial players in the legal services market. Reach her at sara.merken@thomsonreuters.com.