Davis Wright, Cole Raywid to tie the knot
National law firm Davis Wright Tremaine and Washington, DC-based Cole, Raywid & Braverman announced the reaching of an understanding between the law firms' managements. As per the agreement, the duo will tie the knot formally on New Years day. Cole, Raywid & Braverman will adopt Davis Wright Tremaine's name and will have a combined strength of 455 attorneys. The new firm's DC office will be supervised by co-partners-in-charge, Richard L. Cys of Davis Wright Tremaine, and Steven Horvitz of Cole, Raywid & Braverman.
The partnership between the two communications law firms has been designed with the intention of creating an unparalleled and highly diversified communications practice across the entire country. Davis Wright Tremaine's communications, media, and technology law practice team has 90 lawyers providing varied services within the practice area to a vast array of clients. Four decades old, Cole, Raywid & Braverman are communication pundits concentrating in the legal, business, regulatory and technological aspects of the industry. Davis Wright Tremaine operates from nine offices across the country as well as China, providing its exclusive clientele with full range of specific legal services.
The merger, hyped to be the foundation of a communications, media, and technology law giant, will benefit clients from both the firms with easy access to a team of brilliant attorneys and a wide area of legal practices. Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers also practice in private equity, venture capital, and corporate finance, apart from privacy and data security, health information technology, entertainment, and advertising.
Fulbright & Jaworski sets foot in Denver
International law firm Fulbright & Jaworski entered the legal market in Denver by opening an office there, recently. The move to open shop in the Rockies comes from the firm's acknowledging its desire for proximity to energy companies actively involved in energy development in the area. With its presence, the law firm wants its clients to speed up energy development and at the same time protect the outstanding environmental qualities found in the area.
The emerging legal market in Denver is luring attorneys to set their presence in the area in order to tap the potential market. Jeff Dykes, partner will head the Denver office which consists of experienced attorneys adept in handling all energy sector matters from exploration and production to alternative energy, including wind power. The team will have one new face - Ken Wonstolen who has 30 years of experience energy policy and law to his credit. He earlier served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and in the new capacity serve as senior counsel for the firm.
Fulbright's has more than 250 lawyers in its Energy Practice Group spread across 16 offices who serve clients in energy litigation, regulatory compliance, and energy transactions in energy industry specific areas including Texas, Washington, D.C., New York, California, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.