Fox Rothschild has brought on Margaret Gatti, who joins as a partner, Louis Rothberg, a counsel, and Mark Sullivan, an associate. Gatti and Rothberg will work in the firm’s newly opened office at One Franklin Square at 1301 K Street N.W. and Sullivan will work from the firm’s Philadelphia office.
Gatti represents domestic and foreign clients on international law issues, with a focus on export control and customs law, embargoed country regulations, international tax and trade law and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. She also handles government contracts issues.
Rothberg advises U.S. and foreign entities on national security matters, including foreign ownership, control and influence; and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States matters.
Mark Silow, administrative partner of Fox Rothschild (pictured above), said that the firm has been working to open an office in Washington for more than 10 years, but “hasn’t been able to find the right mix of people and practices to get one going.” Now that the firm has a foothold in the District, he said he would like to see the office grow to have between 20 and 30 lawyers.
“Synergy is an overused word, but we have seen an ability to self-generate work when you have an office of that size,” Silow said. He added that the firm is looking to add laterals to the Washington office whose practices focus on Food and Drug Administration compliance, communications, intellectual property and government contracts.
“We’re not looking to grow for growth’s sake. But we are looking to add top-flight practitioners with good books of portable business,” Silow said.
Photo courtesy of Carmen Natale.