Duane Morris has its eye on growth in California, plotting expansion in practice areas adjacent to corporate work that is fueling red-hot demand.

“2022 is shaping up to be really busy in corporate finance, M&A, intellectual property and litigation. These are areas where we’ll continue to ramp up, because we want to be staffed properly and have the right levels of talent for our clients,” chairman and CEO Matt Taylor said in an interview this week, amid a recruiting trip along the West Coast, which was capped by a holiday party in the Los Angeles office on Friday.