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BakerHostetler continues California growth with McGuireWoods hires

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  • Four-lawyer group joins in Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • BakerHostetler launched San Francisco workplace in 2020

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(Reuters) – Baker & Hostetler is deepening its West Coast bench with the addition of 4 attorneys from McGuireWoods, the agency stated on Monday.

The Cleveland-founded agency has recruited Matthew Kane and Sylvia Kim as companions in its labor and employment apply, primarily based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.

The addition of the employment class motion pair, alongside with two Los Angeles-based associates, is a part of a current BakerHostetler effort to construct its ranks on the West Coast.

BakerHostetler planted a flag in San Francisco in March 2020, nabbing Winston & Strawn white collar apply co-chair Robb Adkins to guide the brand new workplace. The agency tapped Eric Sagerman, additionally beforehand at Winston, to function managing companion of the Los Angeles workplace in Jan. 2019.

The 1,000 lawyer-firm stated on the time of Sagerman’s rent that the transfer signaled an intention to make a “significant investment” in its West Coast operations, which additionally embrace outposts in Costa Mesa, Calif. and Seattle, in accordance with the agency’s web site.

BakerHostetler appears to be following by on its enlargement purpose. It has introduced on 55 attorneys to the West Coast places of work since Jan. 2019, together with the McGuireWoods group, in accordance with the agency. One of these hires was one other McGuireWoods lawyer, Bethany Lukitsch, who joined BakerHostetler in July as co-chair of its class motion protection apply.

Kane and Kim, the latest recruits from McGuireWoods, give attention to employer-side work in industries like monetary providers, hospitality and meals and beverage, BakerHostetler stated.

A McGuireWoods consultant did not instantly reply to a request for touch upon the group’s departure.

“As employment class and collective actions continue to rise – particularly on the West Coast – we are fortunate to have landed Sylvia and Matt,” Amy Traub, chair of BakerHostetler’s labor and employment apply, stated in an announcement.

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Sara Merken

Sara Merken stories on privateness and knowledge safety, in addition to the enterprise of regulation, together with authorized innovation and key gamers within the authorized providers trade. Reach her at sara.merken@thomsonreuters.com

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