Soon after boasting that it would surpass Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a litigation powerhouse, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht has recruited four new partners and an executive to the rapidly expanding firm in the past week.

Former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison associate Jeffrey Newton and ex-Reed Smith counsel Tillman Breckenridge joined as partners in New York and Washington, D.C., respectively. The firm also added Kristin Darr, an attorney who was strategic marketing manager at Linklaters in New York, as of counsel and chief marketing officer.