The Atlanta Bar Association recognized two bar leaders—for very different reasons—at a luncheon Thursday at the Piedmont Driving Club. Judge Herbert Phipps, who retired from the Court of Appeals last year, and King & Spalding partner Catherine O'Neil.
The firm passed the 1,000-lawyer mark in 2016, while revenue edged up and profit per partner slipped slightly due to a significant addition of equity partners.
Several big litigation matters and a steady stream of transactional work power the firm's solid gains.
High-profile plaintiffs firm Beasley Allen has opened an Atlanta office, the first outside of its Alabama base.
Cynthia Adams and Darius Pattillo each achieved milestones this year, both in their legal careers and as alumni of the Atlanta Bar Association's Summer Law Internship Program, which connects high school students with summer legal jobs and mentors.
Global firm Eversheds Sutherland made its formal debut on Wednesday, unveiling a new logo and website and cementing the most significant transatlantic tie-up since Norton Rose combined with Fulbright & Jaworski in 2013.
Plaintiffs and defense lawyers tend to stick with their tribes. But blood ties can be thicker.
The firm now has less space, but big plans nonetheless.
The new recruits plus a separate associate hire boost McAngus Goudelock & Courie's Atlanta lawyer headcount to 11. The office launched last summer with three partners.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stweart, one of the nation's largest labor and employment firms, is kicking off the new year with new offices in Oklahoma City and Sacramento, California.