Alston & Bird's partnership on Wednesday approved the firm's expansion into California by acquiring a Los Angeles firm and an intellectual property practice in Silicon Valley. The L.A. firm, Weston Benshoof, has 83 lawyers, and the IP group is Akin Gump's 11-lawyer Silicon Valley office. Alston's managing partner, Richard R. Hays, said the firm added the West Coast offices in response to client demand -- particularly in the IP, energy and sustainability, financial services and litigation areas.
Alston Seals Calif. Deal, Adds 94 Lawyers
July 31, 2008