NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GLC Law Firm Consulting, working with Kenyon & Kenyon, facilitated a major deal leading to the combination of the top-tier intellectual property and technology law firm and premier business law firm Andrews Kurth, which will take effect this Thursday, September 1.
"Mike Blanchard's counsel was invaluable to Kenyon, leading to the establishment of this new firm, Andrews Kurth Kenyon," said Kenyon & Kenyon managing partner Edward Colbert, who will serve on the new firm's Policy Committee and as global co-chair of the intellectual property and technology practice. "We are delighted that we brought in Mike and GLC Law Firm Consulting to help form this new firm, which will give us the ability to offer our established institutionalized clients a full spectrum of business services and a broad geographic presence."
"We worked closely with the Kenyon executive team to establish a business development strategy and definitive succession plan that increases the firm's competitive position in today's global IP marketplace, and specifically, serves the needs of Fortune 500 companies," said Michael Blanchard, head of GLC's law firm consulting practice. "These two firms' combination provides unique top-tier global expertise in corporate M&A, energy IP and technology at the highest level, and significantly increases opportunities for profitable revenue growth, and stronger service capabilities across the combined firm's global footprint."
Andrews Kurth will be adding approximately 55 of Kenyon's lawyers, giving the firm a much deeper intellectual property and technology group. In addition, the new firm will have Kenyon's established Silicon Valley presence in Palo Alto, a key venue for technology innovation and intellectual property litigation, as well as venture capital and emerging company work, and a bridge to the firm's growing Asia-Pacific practice. Kenyon's core institutional client base will now have one-stop for their legal needs across a broad spectrum of practices from more than 400 attorneys in 11 cities (Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, New York, Research Triangle Park, Silicon Valley, The Woodlands and Washington, DC).
Kenyon & Kenyon has long been recognized as a Top IP firm by such publications as Chambers & Partners USA, Legal 500, IAM 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, Managing Intellectual Property, U.S. News and World Report, and World Trademark Review. The firm has been cited for its work in all areas of intellectual property law, including copyright litigation, patent litigation and prosecution, and trademark litigation and prosecution. Founded in 1879, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP has been a leading intellectual property law firm whose sophisticated and business-oriented approach helps clients succeed with their intellectual property strategies. Kenyon's global clients, many of whom are worldwide industry leaders, have relied on Kenyon for years for high-stakes litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling needs.
Andrews Kurth is consistently ranked as a top-tier firm by Chambers & Partners USA, Thomson Reuters, mergermarket, Bond Buyer, Texas Lawyer, IAM 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, The Deal, Legal 500, U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Bloomberg and many others. Since 1902, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that "straight talk is good business." Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the law firm's relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees.
GLC Law Firm Consulting is a division of GLC Business Services. The company is a premier national business services outsourcing and consulting company to the legal profession. GLC has offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Rochester and New York City. The company has provided a full suite of managed services nationwide for 24 years. GLC Law Firm Consulting provides expert services focused on assisting law firms with the development of new and emerging legal services delivery models and addressing the challenges, pressures, and opportunities the new global economy presents to the legal profession. Learn more at glcbs.com/lawfirmconsulting @GLCBusSvcs or on LinkedIn.
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