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3 Law Firms Open New Offices in Southern States


Three law firms have announced that they are opening new offices in southern states:

Cleveland-based McDonald Hopkins is bringing in a onetime general counsel to a former Florida governor to head its new Miami office, reports Crain’s Cleveland Business. Raquel “Rocky” Rodriguez, who served in the administration of ex-Gov. Jeb Bush, will be the first female member of the law firm’s board of directors. She is a former partner of McDermott Will & Emery.

National employment boutique Littler Mendelson has established its 51st office, in Nashville, Tenn., the Nashville Business Journal reports. The firm opened its 50th office in Venezuela last year.

And Smith Moore Leatherwood is opening in Charleston, S.C., with four hires of local attorneys from various firms, reports the Post and Courier. It has one other office in the state, in Greenville, four offices in North Carolina and an office in Atlanta.

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