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April 24, 2020, 12:41 PM

Thirteen Boies Schiller Partners Move to King & Spalding

Bruce Kaufman
Bruce Kaufman

Boies Schiller Flexner’s string of partner defections continues after King & Spalding announced that it hired 13 partners from the firm into its trial and investigations group.

Losses for One Firm: Boies Schiller has lost lawyers this year to firms including Vinson & Elkins and Jenner & Block, while others have started their own firms.

Gains for Another: King & Spalding, on the other hand, has been adding attorneys in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Texas, and also former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein in Washington. Most of the current group will be located in King & Spalding’s Los Angeles office, with one addition in San Francisco.

Stephanie Russell-Kraft has the story.

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