Pennsylvania law firms have been beefing up their construction practices, as the construction industry experiences an uptick and industry observers predict more activity on the horizon.
Fox Rothschild is installing a half-dozen new office managing partners, including in the firm's largest offices, effective April 1.
Law firms in 2016 looked to scoop up practice groups or industry-specific brain power in making their lateral moves.
A close partnership, a mob trial, and the anatomy of a breakup for Eizen, Fineburg & McCarthy.
Even with cost-conscious clients keeping industrywide demand in check, Duane Morris edged forward in 2016, hitting new highs for revenue and profits per equity partner.
After a year when anemic demand kept growth in check for some of Pennsylvania's largest law firms, leaders at smaller firms said they were relieved about their 2016 results and optimistic for 2017.
Revenue and profits suffered in 2016 as litigation activity slowed and two contingency fees came in later than expected.
Blank Rome hit the accelerator in 2016, posting big revenue gains as it added more than 100 lawyers from a failing firm and lured lateral hires from several competitors.
Big law firms based in Pennsylvania faced a reality check in 2016, as weak demand for legal services took its toll.
The judge who sentenced Kathleen Kane to prison time has said Kane was properly precluded from presenting certain evidence at trial because it would have been prejudicial to the prosecution by seeking to "sidetrack" the jury using "ribald and salacious messages and photographs."