Bakers opens LA office with five-partner team hire

March 9, 2018 Baker McKenzie has launched a new Los Angeles office following the hire of a team of five partners from Hogan Lovells.

Three of the new hires will work together to launch the firm’s new office. Those three are employment partner Robin Samuel, litigation partner Barry Thompson, and litigator Joe Ward.

The other two, litigators Ethan Miller and Mark Goodman, are set to be based in San Francisco.

With a background at Crosby Heafey Roach & May and Hogan & Hartson, Samuel spent nearly eight years as an office administrative partner at Hogan Lovells. Thompson was the head of the firm’s California labor and employment practice, and spent six years at the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ward joined Hogan Lovells in 2014 from Jones Day.

Miller came to Hogan Lovells from Squire Sanders in 2012, after having made partner in 2004. Goodman joined from Squire Patton Boggs in 2012.

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