NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2011) - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, which represents U.S. and international clients across a wide spectrum of legal specialties, is expanding its national presence by merging with White O'Connor Fink & Brenner LLP, a highly respected Los Angeles litigation firm best known for its success in complex business and entertainment industry litigation.
White O'Connor's attorneys strengthen Kelley Drye's expertise in several key practice areas, including First Amendment, antitrust, and intellectual property. The new office, which will open as "Kelley Drye / White O'Connor," provides all Kelley Drye clients with the resources of some of the best-known trial attorneys on the West Coast. In addition, White O'Connor clients now benefit from the added geographic reach and support that Kelley Drye provides.
White O'Connor lawyers have successfully defended and prosecuted cases involving entertainment, First Amendment, insurance, media-related torts, real estate, copyright, trademark, antitrust, class actions and other complicated commercial disputes.
"From shared clients to a common culture to complementary legal expertise, this expansion promises to be seamless and will benefit all of our clients," said John M. Callagy, partner and Chair of Kelley Drye.
Andrew White, name partner of White O'Connor, expressed his pleasure at joining the 175-year-old firm. "Kelley Drye is extraordinarily well regarded by clients around the country, and we look forward to using our expertise in the West Coast market and our decades of experience in the entertainment community to expand Kelley Drye's offerings."
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is a multidisciplinary law firm founded in 1836. The opening of the Los Angeles office, located at 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, brings the number of Kelley Drye offices in the U.S. to six. The others are located in New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; Stamford, Connecticut and Parsippany, New Jersey. In addition, the firm has an office in Brussels, Belgium, and an affiliate relationship with an independent law firm in Mumbai, India.
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