Kaye Scholer joins with Arnold & Porter

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 15, 2016 14:28

Kaye Scholer joins with Arnold & Porter

Kaye Scholer will be joining with Arnold & Porter on January 1, 2017, to become Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP will have approximately 1,000 lawyers across nine domestic and four international offices. In its largest offices, the firm will have approximately 400 lawyers in Washington, DC, 325 lawyers in New York, 175 lawyers in three California offices and 60 lawyers in London. The combination also gives clients access to lawyers in domestic offices in Chicago, Denver, Houston and West Palm Beach; and international offices in Brussels, Frankfurt and Shanghai.

Arnold & Porter lawyers practice in more than 30 distinct practice areas, serving clients whose complex needs demand US, European Union or cross-border regulatory, litigation and transactional services. Arnold & Porter’s focus aligns with Kaye Scholer’s critical strengths in bankruptcy, corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax.

Michael B. Solow, Managing Partner at Kaye Scholer, said: “This combination enhances our ability to anticipate and address our clients’ most significant and complex legal matters and will result in service offerings that are among the broadest and deepest in the two key US legal markets—New York and Washington, DC. The combination will also maximize our collective ability throughout our platform to provide sophisticated legal counsel and strategic matters.”

Richard M. Alexander, the current Chair of Arnold & Porter, who will also serve as Chair of the combined firm, said: “The collective talents and financial resources of the new firm will allow us to continue to deliver to clients the sophisticated counsel and service that they expect, while creating substantial economies of scale that will accelerate our investments in talent and technologies and pursue innovation in the efficient delivery of legal services.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 15, 2016 14:28