Dorsey & Whitney hires more lawyers in busy Salt Lake City – Reuters.com

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( Reuters) – Dorsey & & Whitney said Thursday its become the newest large law office to grow in Salt Lake City, swiping a four-partner IP team from another firm that has just recently lost a number of attorneys in the region.
Minneapolis-founded Dorsey has actually added Stoel Rives partners Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon and Jordan Olsen a few weeks after causing trademark partner Catherine Parrish Lake, likewise from Stoel Rives.
While several big law office have actually recently opened brand-new offices in Salt Lake City, Dorsey is amongst the handful thats been there beyond the past few years. It opened in the Utah capital in 1996, according to a representative.

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Still, the company stated it has grown its Salt Lake City ranks by more than 65% since 2015. There are now 80 attorneys in the office, out of 569 attorneys at the 20-office firm, the representative stated.
The out-of-town firms that have set up store in the city because 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 service activity in the Mountain West area as a draw to the marketplace, in addition to other elements like location universities.
The brand-new IP hires at Dorsey originate from Portland, Oregon-founded Stoel Rives, which has seen a variety of legal representatives leave for newbie companies going into Salt Lake City, including Mayer Brown and Foley & & Lardner in current months.
Melissa Jones, handling partner of Stoel Rives, said in a statement the departures werent unanticipated as the market remains in “shift” and noted the firm just included 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 legal representatives in Dorseys office).
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Sara MerkenSara Merken reports on privacy and information security, along with business of law, consisting of legal development and crucial gamers in the legal services industry. Reach her at sara.merken@thomsonreuters.com.

Dorsey has 80 lawyers in Salt Lake City, posting 65% headcount development there given that 2015
Minneapolis-founded company hired 5 Stoel Rives partners this month

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