Constangy Draws Foley Partner To Lead Boston Push

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Labor and employment boutique Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP has lured Ellen Kearns, a former partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, to spearhead the firm's debut in the Boston legal market.

Soaring rates at larger, full-service firms has left businesses, in the Northeast and elsewhere, with an appetite for reasonably priced labor and employment advice, said Kearns, managing partner at Constangy's new Boston branch.

Boutiques can provide excellent client service at lower rates than bigger competitors, and Constangy is looking to capitalize on that fact, she...
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