Why National Law Firms are Flocking to Texas

March 1, 2015 – In The News

Clinton David was quoted in the D CEO article “Why National Law Firms are Flocking to Texas.” Full text can be found in the March 2015 issue, but a synopsis is below.

National law firms are pouring into Dallas and Houston to open or expand outposts, hoping to cash in on the state’s economic boom.

For the merger of 18-lawyer David & Goodman with 600-lawyer Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild the road to Dallas led not to a specific practice, but to an entire firm. Although Pennsylvania firms have been eager to enter Texas, for Fox Rothschild and David & Goodman, the fit was more about culture.

Clinton David had resisted earlier overtures from out-of-state law firms wooing the firm that he grew over 30 years, but Fox Rothschild’s “small-firm attitude” appealed to him and made it “a no-brainer.”