Hangley Aronchick Announces Leadership Change
Aronchick said he will look to continue to build up existing practice areas like antitrust litigation, environmental and real estate law, while remaining receptive to expanding into other areas.
According to Aronchick, the firm's family law practice is another one he expects to see grow and evolve, as emerging issues like gay marriage create a new legal landscape. In July, Hangley Aronchick, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, became the first to file a case challenging the state's ban on gay marriage on behalf of 11 same-sex couples and a widow.
Schiller, who focuses his own practice on commercial litigation with a focus on representing insurers and reinsurers, financial institutions and technology companies, said the firm will also look to continue building its litigation practice, which he said involves "broad cross-sections of high-stakes litigation."
Overall, Aronchick said, the firm is not looking to tinker too much with what it considers to be a winning formula that combines a focus on professional excellence with a collegial culture. Still, he added, there's always room for growth.
"We're constantly updating, revising and improving," Aronchick said.
Pudlin, Aronchick and Segal all said the firm has always and will always be a democracy, where lawyers at every level have a say in the firm's direction and lateral hires are encouraged to pitch ideas that were successful at their previous firms.
In other words, Segal said, it will be more of the same following the leadership change, where "'the same' is being receptive to innovation."