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Barnes & Thornburg Is New Home for Group from Dissolving Energy Boutique

Led by a former name partner, a team of lawyers from the dissolving Marshall & Lueder energy boutique in Atlanta has found a new home at Barnes & Thornburg’s growing Atlanta office.

William Ewing and Michael Lueder are joining as partners in the business practice group and Steven Whitehead will be counsel in the labor and employment group their new firm announces in a press release today. Andrew Durden will practice in Barnes & Thornburg’s energy and corporate finance group.

“With these additions, the Atlanta office has added 13 attorneys since its opening last April,” the Barnes & Thornburg release states. “The firm continues to aggressively recruit lateral attorneys in all practice areas with the intention of building a full-service office, similar to the firm’s approach in Chicago where they now have more than 85 attorneys.”

The Indianapolis-based firm, which has more than 500 attorneys, also opened new offices in Delaware, Columbus, Ohio, and Minneapolis last year, a spokesman tells the ABA Journal.

New Atlanta partners Ewing and Lueder were previously partners of Kilpatrick Stockton and Troutman Sanders, respectively, before they joined the Marshall Lueder boutique.

More details about their move are provided by the Daily Report (sub. req.).

Related coverage: “Greenberg Traurig Enters San Francisco; Other Firms Grow in Chicago & Florida”

Updated at 6:23 p.m. to add information from Barnes & Thornburg spokesman.

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