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Barnes & Thornburg launched new offices in Columbus, Ohio, and three other U.S. cities in 2009, as the economy was in the throes of the recession. (Photo: Shutterstock) Barnes & Thornburg launched new offices in Columbus, Ohio, and three other U.S. cities in 2009, as the economy was in the throes of the recession. Photo: Shutterstock

Barnes & Thornburg was looking to scale up from a superregional law firm to a national one at the same time the global economy began to crash.

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David Thomas

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, with an emphasis on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications.

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