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The new year got off to a bang with a wave of law firms opening offices here and abroad. Asia is a popular destination for growth as is Boston and Ireland. Of course, 2018 isn’t without its closures so far—Troutman Sanders shut down three overseas offices and Norton Rose Fulbright closed two more—but many firms are in expansion mode right now. This Instant Insights spots the trends and pulls them all together.

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Less than a month after opening an office in Boston, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is building out its operations in the city with two additions from Ropes & Gray.

Harvey Wolkoff, who has spent roughly 40 years at the firm, will retire on Feb. 1 and become managing partner of Quinn Emanuel’s newest office. The commercial litigator is bringing with him Ropes & Gray associate Brian Shaughnessy, who will come aboard as of counsel.

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Meghan Tribe

Meghan Tribe is a reporter covering the changing face of Big Law, from lateral moves and work-from-home programs to diversity initiatives. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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