Downey Lures 2 From Paul Hastings For Frisco Office

Law360, New York (February 10, 2010, 4:51 PM EST) -- Two environmental partners who say they are tired of the BigLaw way of doing business have made the jump from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP to Downey Brand LLP, where they will co-chair the firm’s new San Francisco office.

Jon Welner, who started at Downey Brand on Feb. 1, and Zack Walton, who started on Feb. 8, said a number of associates would be joining them shortly, and they also anticipate steady lateral partner growth over the coming year.

“We’re looking for lateral partners with...
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