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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney said Thursday its become the most recent big law company to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP team from another company that has recently lost a variety of attorneys in the area.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has added Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a couple of weeks after bringing on hallmark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, likewise from Stoel Rives.
While numerous large law office have just recently opened brand-new workplaces in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is amongst the handful thats existed beyond the past couple of years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a spokesperson.
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Still, the firm said it has actually grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% since 2015. There are now 80 lawyers in the office, out of 569 lawyers at the 20-office firm, the representative stated.
The out-of-town firms 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.
Firms have mentioned innovation, life sciences and other business activity in the Mountain West region as a draw to the marketplace, in addition to other factors like area universities.
The new IP works with at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a variety of legal representatives depart for newbie companies going into 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 is in “transition” and noted the company just added an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has actually been updated to consist of a statement from Stoel Rives and reflect the variety of attorneys in Dorseys office).
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Dorsey has 80 legal representatives in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there since 2015
Minneapolis-founded firm employed five Stoel Rives partners this month
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