Gibbons Lures IP Attorneys From Megafirms

Law360, New York (April 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Gibbons P.C. has snagged seven new intellectual property attorneys, in a move the firm says highlights the emerging trend of lawyers leaving megafirms in search of more fertile opportunities at smaller competitors.

In the last week, the 220-attorney firm has lured IP partners from 1,000-plus-attorney firms Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Greenberg Traurig LLP and Reed Smith LLP. Gibbons’ IP practice now has 45 lawyers.

In large part, attorneys at larger firms are often restrained by conflicts that can limit their choice in the clients...
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