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Moving lock, stock and associate: Law firms recruit entire practice groups to transfer together

Apr 27, 2015 - Crain's Chicago Business

Litigator Bob Shuftan may be the new kid at Steptoe & Johnson, but he never has had to worry about who he'll eat lunch with.

Shuftan joined the local office of the Washington, D.C.-based firm with 17 colleagues from Locke Lord Edwards over the winter. Eight longtime partners in the complex litigation practice, along with one senior attorney, two associates and seven support staff members, moved the core of the practice from one firm to the next. "We absolutely wanted to stay together," he ...