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Blank Rome opens Los Angeles office

Mar 3, 2009 Philadelphia law firm Blank Rome will open an office in Los Angeles with five new partners, Lawrence Hinkle, Andrew Kim, Warren Koshofer, Glen Rothstein and William Small. The new partners will join Blank Rome from four…

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Dewey & LeBoeuf to shut down San Francisco office

Feb 4, 2009 Dewey & LeBoeuf will close its San Francisco office and move all attorneys and staff to East Palo Alto. The combined office will have nine partners and about 20 associates. Jobs will not be cut, according to a statement…

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US law firm mergers boom in 2009

Feb 1, 2009 In the first quarter of 2009, law firm merger activity has gained pace in the US. About 20 mergers nationwide are expected to close. Southern law firms recently moved into the focus of attention. Last year's merger…

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Mayer Brown loses three partners to Sheppard Mullin

Jan 6, 2009 Mayer Brown partners Bryan Daly, Charles Kreindler and Peter Morris are joining the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. The trio joins Sheppard Mullin's Business Trial and Government Contracts…

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Heller Ehrman files for bankruptcy protection

Dec 30, 2008 Heller Ehrman LLP, the San Francisco-based law firm that voted to dissolve in September, was put into bankruptcy after the committee formed to wind up the business decided that’s the best way to protect all its…

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McDermott takes Heller office space in Palo Alto

Nov 10, 2008 McDermott Will & Emery LLP plans to lease Menlo Park office space vacated by failed Heller Ehrman LLP. The firm has signed a 10-year lease to for more than 80,000 square feet with first rights to a remaining 39,000…

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Thelen law firm faces threat of closing

Oct 29, 2008 Thelen LLP, a 400-attorney San Francisco firm founded in 1924, is poised to be the latest corporate-law firm forced out of business amid an industrywide slowdown. The partnership council of the firm has confirmed that…

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