Hughes Hubbard Opens Mo. Office With Shook Team

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 8:29 PM EST) -- New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will open a Kansas City, Mo., office in 2012 with product liability attorneys from Kansas City-based Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP in a bid to expand its national litigation practice, the company confirmed Thursday.

The move was driven in part by regulatory changes that have made tobacco companies, whom both law firms advise, choose to consolidate their outside legal work to law firms that represent only them, Shook chairman John Murphy told Law360.

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