BOSTON- LAWFUEL -The Law News Network -Jan. 23, 2006–Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with more than 700 lawyers in the United States and Europe, has been ranked 24th in Boston Business Journal’s annual ranking of the area’s 100 largest law firms. With the addition of 42 attorneys since January 2005 – a 182.6-percent growth rate – the firm also had the largest one-year gain in the survey.
Proskauer’s Boston office currently has 65 lawyers and 58 support staff. Since opening in March 2004 with 15 attorneys, the office has expanded not only its numbers but also its capabilities. The office is home to one of the country’s top private equity and finance practices, representing over 150 funds and lenders worldwide, and also boasts locally-based top-tier intellectual property, litigation, labor and employment, and corporate governance and transactional practices. In addition, the firm recently announced that former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger had joined the office, with a practice focusing on corporate investigations and governance matters.
“We’re extremely pleased by the quality of the people we’ve attracted while growing to be among the area’s largest law firms,” said Steven Bauer, who heads Proskauer’s Boston Office and is a partner in the firm’s Patent Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. “We look forward to even further expansion in the coming year.”
About Proskauer Rose
Proskauer Rose, founded in 1875, is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans and Paris. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses and individuals, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial litigation, private equity and fund formation, patent and intellectual property litigation and prosecution, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, trusts and estates, and taxation. Its clients span industries including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, Internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com.