Law Firm Profile: Ropes & Gray LLP

Law360, New York (December 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The total number of company bankruptcy filings has declined for five straight years. Yet, over that same time period Ropes & Gray LLP’s bankruptcy and business restructuring practice group has exploded onto the scene.

Until 2003, the restructuring department at the firm was based solely in Boston under the leadership of Steven T. Hoort. That year, the firm attracted a second co-head, Stuart Hirshfield, and a few colleagues from Dewey Ballantine LLP, who came over to start a New York City office. Almost immediately, they began...
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