The Bancroft firm named three new partners on Thursday, reflecting the boutique’s sharp growth in power, if not size, since former solicitor general Paul Clement joined the firm in 2011.
Promoted were Erin Murphy, George Hicks Jr. and Jeffrey Harris. All three are former law clerks to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and have played key roles in the firm’s Supreme Court and litigation practice.
The promotions are in keeping with the firm’s goal to grow “moderately and deliberately,” said Viet Dinh, who founded Bancroft in 2004. Dinh is a former top Justice Department official who also teaches at Georgetown University Law Center. Dinh said the firm now has 14 lawyers – seven partners and seven associates – up from the three partners and eight associates the firm had after Clement arrived three years ago.