Morgan Lewis Raids Pennie's Palo Alto Branch, Eyes Further Expansion

Law360, New York (December 3, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Partners at Philadelphia-based Morgan Lewis, one of the 10 largest U.S. law firms, voted Wednesday to hire eight West Coast lawyers from Pennie & Edmonds and extend offers to dozens others in what some observers say highlights the uncertain future of the New York-based intellectual property boutique.

Morgan Lewis, which has been aggressively expanding its California operations after opening its Palo Alto office earlier this year, said it expected 15-20 additional lawyers and approximately 25 others to join the Morgan Lewis Palo Alto office in January....
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