With the recent hires of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler lifer Stephen Younger and Boies Schiller Flexner partner Harlan Levy, Boston-based Foley Hoag is continuing to show that it wants to become a player in New York City—and the firm intends to do so by chasing the city’s emerging practice areas and building on its core.

Since the firm opened up in New York City in 2015 with a trio of intellectual property and international arbitration partners from Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Kelley Drye & Warren, the office has swelled to 40 attorneys touching on numerous practice areas, including bankruptcy, renewable energy and labor and employment.