Townsend Looks To Asia, Southern California For Future Growth

Law360, New York (November 30, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Fresh from its settlement of a potentially distracting malpractice lawsuit, Townsend and Townsend and Crew is positioning itself for growth in Asia and is taking on Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear for the leadership mantle in the Western U.S.

The San Francisco-based firm, established in 1860 and with over 170 practicing attorneys, was dealt a setback earlier this year when a long-term biotech client sued it for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.

However, last week Chairman James G. Gilliland, Jr. told...
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