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lateral move fishAs the dust settles from the implosion of LeClairRyan, a growing number of its attorneys are finding new homes at two firms: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and Fox Rothschild.

For both law firms, LeClairRyan’s closure and the resulting lateral movement has spurred plans to open in Virginia. Both picked up teams of lawyers from LeClairRyan in the weeks before and after the announcement of the firm’s dissolution, and on Aug. 23, Lewis Brisbois announced it would be opening a new office in Roanoke, Virginia, with six more medical malpractice lawyers from the firm.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers law firms' global strategy and economics. Based in Philadelphia, he writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," exploring change and innovation in the legal services market. Contact him at dpackel@alm.com. On Twitter at @packeld

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