Anderson Kill's lateral group. Standing: Peter J. Deeb (left) and Inez M. Markovich. Seated: Frank G. Murphy (left) and Stephen H. Frishberg
Anderson Kill’s lateral group. Standing: Peter J. Deeb (left) and Inez M. Markovich. Seated: Frank G. Murphy (left) and Stephen H. Frishberg (Photo by Nanette Kardaszeski)

Deeb, Frishberg, 
Markovich and Murphy

Philadelphia-based Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich split up in September, with four of the name partners and one associate joining Anderson Kill’s Philadelphia office and a fifth name partner, along with another associate, joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Philadelphia office.

Partners Peter J. Deeb, Stephen H. Frishberg, Inez M. Markovich and Frank G. Murphy, along with associate Kevin G. McDonald, joined Anderson Kill.

Frishberg said at the time that Deeb Blum had been working with a recruiter to find new hires when it was brought to the firm’s attention that Anderson Kill was looking to expand its Philadelphia presence.

According to Frishberg, he and his colleagues were initially unsure of what to expect when they agreed to meet with Anderson Kill’s management, given that a significant portion of Anderson Kill’s practice is insurance recovery, which Deeb Blum didn’t do.

However, Frishberg said, they were pleasantly surprised to find that Anderson Kill’s practice extends well beyond insurance recovery to include commercial litigation, financial services and trusts and estates work, all of which fit squarely within the Deeb Blum group’s bailiwick.

Pamela D. Hans, managing shareholder of Anderson Kill’s Philadelphia office, said at the time that the group brought strong commercial litigation and financial services capabilities to the firm’s existing banking, energy and construction clients.