Ropes & Gray, Sheppard Mullin Get OK For Korea Offices

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Ropes & Gray LLP and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP both received approval from the Korean Bar Association on Friday to practice law in South Korea, the same day Ropes & Gray became the first foreign law firm to open a Seoul office, which will focus on intellectual property.

"This is a historic day for Ropes & Gray," Ropes & Gray Chairman Brad Malt said in a statement on Friday. "We are honored to be the first international law firm in Korea, and we look...
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