Merger Frenzy comes to CHICAGO…

Steptoe & Johnson’s – Chicago venture Top litigation powerhouse entered the Chicago legal market with a bang. Announcing the opening of its new office in Chicago, the firm also listed the names of nine partners who will join the new office in various practice areas.

Steptoe raided rival firm Gardner Carton & Douglas’ Chicago office
to add to nearly 20 personnel, both attorneys and staff. Steven Davidson
and Paul Mickey, Steptoe partners in its DC-based office will synchronize the commencement of operations of the Chicago office. The nine partners whose practices will concentrate on commercial, insurance, and reinsurance litigation will enable the firm to better serve its clients conducting their business in Chicago and in the Mid-West.

Christopher Barber and Stephen O’Donnell, two trial pundits in the financial services and insurance industries, will lead the Chicago group. The other seven partners are Richard Agin, Gary Garner, Nancy Hendrickson, Elissa Isaacs, Peter Meyer, Daryl Schumacher, and Jonathan Silverman.

Earlier the firm also strengthened its teams in the DC office
as well as in Century City with more additions. Steptoe has
designs to build up a national plan based on the new attorneys’ prowess in the commercial and insurance litigation practices.
The new attorneys already command a huge presence in the practice area within the region and are looking for opportunities
to widen their scope and range of operation.

The Chicago office is the eighth office for Steptoe and the
second one to be opened during a span of seven months.
Steptoe’s more than 450 attorneys counsel and represent
clients on a wide variety of legal fields both nationally as
well as globally.

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