Loeb & Loeb said today it has picked up eight Day Pitney lawyers, including four who will start the firm's first Washington office.
The firm, which has a longstanding presence in Los Angeles and New York, will start its move into the Washington market with a focus on energy regulation. The four Washington lawyers, including partners Richard Lorenzo and Jay Matson, have specialized in representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
In an interview, Lorenzo said he was looking to move to a firm with a West Coast presence because of increasing work for clients there, including the wind-power industry. “We needed a firm that had a bigger footprint than where we were, in order to take full advantage of those opportunities,” he said. All of Day Pitney’s offices are on the East Coast.
The negotiations with Loeb & Loeb, Lorenzo said, lasted about six months and became serious three months ago. He said the firm plans to build the Washington office over time, focusing on securities regulation and intellectual property as well as energy work. Click here for the firm’s news release.
Also joining Loeb & Loeb in D.C. are of counsel Arthur Adelberg and associate Nicole Travers.