New York, NY, June 28, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP today announced that it has signed a lease for 138,000 square feet of space in the new Times Square Tower, located at 7 Times Square. The move is expected take place in early 2005. Heller Ehrman’s New York office, which opened in 1999 with 18 attorneys, currently has 75 attorneys. The new office space will initially accommodate 165 attorneys, with expansion space for 80 additional attorneys.
“We are dedicated to the expansion of our East Coast presence to serve our increasingly global client base,’ said Barry S. Levin, Chairman of Heller Ehrman. “The move to a larger office space at Times Square Tower is yet another example of our firm’s remarkable growth over the past five years. This move is a strategic business decision that will allow us to expand our capabilities and resources to better respond to our clients changing needs for both litigation and transactional work.”
Heller Ehrman’s new office will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including plasma screens with cable television in each conference room, as well as Wi-Fi networking technology, which will allow attorneys and staff to access the firm’s computer network from anywhere in the office. A new business center will accommodate clients with the ability to network in their own computers and immediately access their networks and files. The firm will also utilize a new practice support center which will incorporate movable walls, high speed copiers and printers, and work areas to create a more flexible space.
“Over the past five years our New York office has more than tripled in size,” noted Joseph T. McLaughlin, Office Managing Shareholder and Chairman of Heller Ehrman’s New York office. “We have continued to build a major New York practice in litigation and transactional work including the Northrup Grumman $4.2 billion cross-border asset sales and VISA-Walmart antitrust litigation. As we continue to grow, we look to our new home in Times Square Tower to facilitate the further development of a stellar East Coast practice.”
Times Square Tower was designed by world-renowned architect David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merril, LLP. The 47-story Class A office tower completes the renaissance of Times Square, New York’s newest, most dynamic business location. Times Square Tower benefits from special zoning which results in uniform floor sizes and panoramic views from every floor. Times Square is New York’s greatest transportation hub with convenient access to numerous bus, subway, and rail lines.
Heller Ehrman’s New York office currently represents financial institutions, professional service firms and Fortune 500 companies, including VISA U.S.A, Ernst & Young LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Philip Morris USA, Washington Mutual, GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp., Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs and Allen & Company, LLC.
Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP has more than 720 attorneys and professionals in 13 offices nationwide and abroad – San Francisco; New York; Washington, D.C.; Madison, WI; Silicon Valley; Los Angeles; San Diego; Seattle; Portland; Anchorage; Hong Kong; Beijing; Singapore, and key affiliates in Europe. As a full-service law firm, we represent a wide range of industry leaders, from entrepreneurial, technology-driven enterprises to established, multinational conglomerates. At Heller Ehrman, we take a multidisciplinary approach to the practice of law, drawing upon our legal, scientific and industry knowledge from across the firm to build the best legal teams for our clients. Through commitment to our core values of Excellence, People, Teamwork, Community and One Firm, we offer clients unparalleled legal service.