- 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]