Atlanta-based Alston & Bird has scooped up financial services litigator Michael Agoglia from Morrison & Foerster and a seven-lawyer class action defense team led by Robert "Bo" Phillips Jr. from Reed Smith to open a San Francisco office and expand its Los Angeles office.
Parker Poe has recruited public finance partner Matt Nichols from Sutherland Eversheds for its new Atlanta office, which the Charlotte-based firm launched last year.
Morris Manning & Martin, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, posted modest decreases in revenue and profit for 2016 after landmark gains the year before.
Fast-growing Wilson Elser has opened an Atlanta office—its first in the Southeast—with a six-lawyer team from Gordon & Rees led by Jeffrey Melcher.
Fewer associates made partner this year at big firms in the city. Most who did were men.
William Stone and his sons, Ryals and James Stone, have regrouped as The Stone Law Group and tried a big medical-malpractice case—one that Boone had initiated almost a decade ago—and won a $45.8 million jury verdict for the plaintiffs.
The Southern Poverty Law Center announced a major initiative to recruit volunteer lawyers to represent every undocumented immigrant detained in the Southeast at a pro bono roundtable hosted by King & Spalding last week.
Freeman Mathis & Gary has been on a hiring spree, adding five partners, a lobbyist and an 11-lawyer Los Angeles boutique since the beginning of the year.
Labor and employment giants Ogletree and Littler are pursuing different growth strategies, but both involve heavy bets on Europe.
Holland & Knight has landed a four-partner team of commercial lending lawyers from Jones Day, led by Cindy Brazell, in a push to expand both its Atlanta office and its national finance practice.