Meredith Hobbs

Alston Raids Reed Smith, MoFo for New San Francisco Office

Meredith Hobbs

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 Lands Bonds Pro from Eversheds Sutherland—and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs

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.

Revenue Slips Slightly at Morris Manning After Record Year

Meredith Hobbs

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.

Wilson Elser Enters Atlanta With Defense Litigation Focus

Meredith Hobbs

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.

Partner Pipeline Slows for Atlanta Law Firms

Meredith Hobbs

Fewer associates made partner this year at big firms in the city. Most who did were men.

Stone Law Group Won Blockbuster Verdict Amid Big Changes—And Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs

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.

Immigrant Advocates Seek Atlanta Bar's Pro Bono Aid: 'We Are in Emergency Mode'

Meredith Hobbs

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 Continues Growth Spurt and Other "On the Move" News

Meredith Hobbs

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.

Ogletree Adds Paris Office as Employment Firms Expand Global Reach

Meredith Hobbs

Labor and employment giants Ogletree and Littler are pursuing different growth strategies, but both involve heavy bets on Europe.

Finance Team Leaves Jones Day as Holland & Knight Bets on Atlanta

Meredith Hobbs

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.

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