Minnesota's largest law firm announces first female managing partner
Dorsey & Whitney has appointed Marianne Short the first female managing partner. Short, a trial attorney and a former Minnesota appellate court judge, will succeed Peter Hendrixson in January 2007. She joined in 1977 and became a partner in 1983. Dorsey & Whitney is Minnesota's largest law firm, with 600 attorneys and more than $300 million in revenue for 2005.
Stroz Friedberg expands to the West Coast
Stroz Friedberg, LLC, a national consulting and technical services firm, has opened a new office in Los Angeles. Located in Century City, CA, the new office contains a fully equipped forensic laboratory and is staffed with top-flight digital forensic examiners and investigators. With the new office in place, the firm will be better equipped to serve its clients throughout the West Coast and Pacific Rim.
Merger of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus and Szold & Brandwen
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus of Somerville, NJ, has announced a merger with New York City law firm Szold & Brandwen. The merger was declared in early May, and the merged entity will continue to do business under the name Norris McLaughlin & Marcus. Former Szold & Brandwen attorneys will work out of their current office and later move to Norris McLaughlin & Marcus' existing New York City office. Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is the largest firm in Somerset County, NJ, and one of the top 20 in the state.
Real estate attorney appointed partner at Holland & Knight
Holland & Knight has appointed Missy Turra as executive partner at Jacksonville, FL, office. Turra will focus her practice on continued growth of the office in calculated practice areas. Turra has a record of successful real estate practice in the areas of condominium, resort, and real estate developments.
Cozen O'Connor in Miami
Am Law 100 firm Cozen O'Connor is opening an office in Miami. Seeing the growing needs of the Florida market, the Philadelphia-based law firm is eyeing expansion. Starting with three attorneys, the firm plans to grow the new office fast. Cozen O'Connor has been serving business, insurance, and private clients since 1968. The firm reported revenues of $220.5 million last year, an increase from 2005.
New labor and employment partner at DLA Piper
Joseph A. Turzi has been appointed a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US. Coming from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld, LLP, Turzi has 17 years of experience in employment and litigation matters. In his new role, Turzi will work in the areas of labor and employment, Native American gaming, and Native American matters. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has 3,100 lawyers working in 59 offices in 22 countries in the U.S., U.K., Asia, and the Middle East.
Leading finance attorneys join O'Melveny
Monica Thurmond and Gregory Ezring will become partners in the Corporate Finance practice at the New York office of O'Melveny & Myers. Previously partners at Latham & Watkins, Ezring and Thurmond will work in the areas of high-yield securities and leveraged finance. Ezring is proficient with equity funds and corporations in leveraged finance transactions, whereas Thurmond is adept at corporate finance and securities matters.