The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

December 20, 2013 – In The News
The Am Law Daily

Mark L. Silow and Bill Mandel were quoted in The Am Law Daily article “The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves.” While the full text can be found in the December 20, 2013, issue of The Am Law Daily, a synopsis is noted below.

Fox Rothschild announced Friday the addition of seven attorneys from MBV Law effective January 1, 2014. The six partners and one associate from MBV will join the firm’s San Francisco office after a transition period.

The firm was attracted to MBV because of the smaller firm’s corporate and civil litigation practices, according to Firmwide Managing Partner Mark L. Silow. Moving forward, Silow says, "We are looking to expand all of our practices in our San Francisco office, but we have a particular interest now in expanding our intellectual property, estate planning and tax practices."

The move to Fox will not require the MBV attorneys to increase their billing rates according to MBV partner Bill Mandel. "Next year we might have a modest increase, but that is our own decision," says Mandel, who also noted that the move to Fox will allow the attorneys to no longer have to pair with local firms to handle assignments extending beyond California’s borders.