In every instance, the firm took a deliberate and prudent approach to market entry by starting small, taking our time to learn about the market and building a client base in each city. From 2000 to 2003, the firm underwent a series of strategic mergers: McCullough Sherrill in 2000, Chappell White in 2001, and D’Ancona & Pflaum in 2003. These steps were critical to the diversification of the firm’s capabilities across Corporate, Litigation, and Real Estate, and expanded our ability to service clients in commercial real estate, financial services, insurance, pension funds, and venture capital.


Los Angeles downtown
office opens


London office opens


Melbourne & Sydney
office opens


Shanghai office opens

By 2016

International Brand

Increasingly, our clients are global and they operate across borders. Recognizing the need to address our clients’ international needs, the firm set out to build a best-in-class international service capability. With our London office opening in 2011, followed by the launch of Shanghai, Melbourne, and Sydney in 2013, we have built a unique hub-and-spoke model that provides full coverage over key regional markets in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific). With focus on complex work in key practice areas, the international practice continues to build a cohort of highquality partners while building revenue and strengthening relationships with strategic clients of the firm.


Hong Kong office opens