Tanenbaum said he expects the new partners to boost the firm's bottom line. All of Brown Eassa's clients -- which include Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobile Corp., ConocoPhillips Co. and the University of California -- will come to Sedgwick, Brown said.
Sedgwick's gross revenue rose 3 percent to $212 million in 2012. The firm's revenue per lawyer climbed 2 percent to $610,000, while profits per partner jumped 6 percent to $760,000. Some of Brown Eassa's 20 to 30 staff members are figuring out their next moves. Several notified the firm that they did not want to move to Sedgwick, Brown said.
"We believe that most will be able to make the transition," Brown said.