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Holland & Hart's Westward Ho program
With 13 offices in seven Rocky Mountain states, Holland & Hart is apparently in expansion mode. After opening its office in Washington, DC in April, the firm is now expanding towards the west with the opening of its Nevada office in Las Vegas. Commercial litigators with an emphasis in construction litigation and arbitration, both Philip J. Dabney and Gregory S. Gilbert will be resident partners, with the assistance of four additional attorneys, two paralegals, and three secretaries. The Nevada firm aims to provide top-notch service to its clients on wide ranging areas of practice including litigation, real estate, business transactions and natural resources/environmental law.
Schiff Hardin expands reach with merger
The union between Chicago-based Schiff Hardin and San Francisco-based litigation firm Morgenstein & Jubelirer will be sealed on January 1, 2007. The new firm, which will continue under the name Schiff Hardin, will have a strong workforce of 400 attorneys, providing coast-to-coast presence with offices in Chicago, Lake Forest, IL, San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC and Atlanta.
Schiff Hardin, boasting a strong West Coast presence, has been closely associated with the outstanding trial lawyers of Morgenstein & Jubelirer for several years. Both firms have broad experience in varied legal areas including complex civil litigation, product liability/mass tort, construction, intellectual property, labor, employment, antitrust, and general commercial disputes. With the merger, the duo anticipates progressing beyond their individual specialty realms and easing the path to evolve into a nationalized entity.