McDermott Lands 2 Partners From IP Boutique

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 6:58 PM EDT) -- Two partners at intellectual property boutique Darby & Darby PC have defected to the New York office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, which finds many of its IP lawyers at boutiques, according to the vice chair of its IP group.

“Over the years, we've done a lot of hiring from IP boutiques, dating back to the mid-'90s,” Sarah Columbia, vice chair of the firm's IP department, said. “Partners ... coming out of boutiques have well rounded, diverse practices.”

New partners Joseph R. Robinson and Robert...
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