In the latest Am Law 200 expansion in California, Husch Blackwell is launching new offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco after hiring a 21-lawyer litigation team from Dentons.

The firm was scheduled to announce Thursday that partners Lisa Oberg and Brad DeJardin, the heads of Dentons’ complex torts division who are veterans in asbestos litigation, are joining Husch, along with eight other partners, 11 counsel and associates who will expand the firm’s presence in the Golden State. They will be joined by 14 administrative staff.

Catherine Hanaway Catherine Hanaway, firm chair with Husch Blackwell. Courtesy photo.