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Dorsey has 80 attorneys in Salt Lake City, publishing 65% headcount growth there given that 2015
Minneapolis-founded company employed five Stoel Rives partners this month

( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney stated Thursday its ended up being the current big law firm to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP team from another firm that has just recently lost a variety of attorneys 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 inducing trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, also from Stoel Rives.
While numerous big law office have recently opened brand-new workplaces in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is amongst the handful thats been there beyond the previous couple of years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a representative.

Still, the company stated 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 legal representatives at the 20-office firm, the representative said.
The out-of-town firms that have started a business in the city given that 2020 include Kirkland & & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & & Rosati, Mayer Brown, Foley & & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig.
Firms have mentioned technology, life sciences and other business activity in the Mountain West region as a draw to the market, in addition to other elements like location universities.
The brand-new IP employs at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a multitude of attorneys depart for newcomer firms going into Salt Lake City, consisting of Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, managing partner of Stoel Rives, said in a statement the departures werent unanticipated as the market remains in “transition” and kept in mind the firm just included an IP group from Dorsey in Seattle.
( This story has actually been upgraded to include a declaration from Stoel Rives and show the number of lawyers in Dorseys office).
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