As law firms increasingly seek to establish New York and Washington locations to boost their national prominence, Dorsey & Whitney's downsizing has attracted notice. Its D.C. office suffered key defections after tech and regional downturns, and, more recently, its Manhattan office has endured losses. Some departing lawyers blame management blunders for the attrition, but managing partner Peter Hendrixson says the firm is shedding lawyers to focus on core competencies.
Dorsey & Whitney Suffers Defections
The American Lawyer
March 18, 2005