• West Virginia-based energy firm snaps up a Western Pa boutique practice.  [Legal Intelligencer]  Still, “there are not many lawyers practicing oil and gas law, even in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh” a Wilkes Barre attorney told his local rag in an article about the boom in Marcellus Shale law.  [Scranton Times-Tribune]  Hmm.
  • Fox Rothschild gets a new IP shareholder; Litter poaches an ERISA partner from Reed Smith.  [Post-Gazette]
  • Two Pittsburgh-based firms made the AmLaw list of Top 100 law firms in the nation: K&L Gates and Reed Smith.  Other ranked firms with offices in town: Jones Day, Morgan Lewis, Fulbright & Jaworski, Littler Mendelson, Duane Morris, Jackson Lewis, and Pepper Hamilton.  [Business Times]
  • Dechert keeps shedding partners.  Two from its Philly office defect to Pepper Hamilton and Morgan Lewis.  [Above the Law]