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Robert Nourian quoted in February 2017 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal article

03/01/2017

Robert Nourian quoted in February 2017 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal article titled: Philadelphia's biggest law firms spent January growing nationally, internationally


Legal recruiter Robert Nourian said global firms Morgan Lewis and Bockius and Dechert focused on international offices but not at the expense of domestic and local talent.


"And the [other large] Philadelphia firms' growth continues to largely be outside of the city and in other markets," Nourian said. "It's hard to recruit lawyers from other firms in the city because the lawyers look around and there's not much difference between the firms."


As for hot practice areas, Nourian noted that energy has cooled off since the price of oil declined, intellectual property in life sciences and tech is strong and healthcare could become big with all of the uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act.