A group of business attorneys and state government insiders from Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Wilmington office have jumped to Barnes & Thornburg, adding to the latter firm’s growth in major economic hubs where clients need a deep bench in the First State.

The group of attorneys include commercial litigator Thomas McGonigle, real estate attorney Shawn Tucker and transactional lawyer Michael Maimone, who join Barnes & Thornburg as partners. McGonigle, a former chief of staff to then-Gov. Jack A. Markell, assumes the role of partner-in-charge of the Wilmington office.