The American Lawyer and the Charlotte Business Journal covered Parker Poe opening a full-service office in Washington, D.C.
Both publications noted it is the firm's first office outside the Southeast and that the firm opened it in partnership with Leftwich LLC, a long-standing minority/woman-led firm in the nation’s capital.
“We knew D.C. was an important market for us to be in, but we grow really carefully” Managing Partner Tom Griffin told The American Lawyer. He said the firm was excited to partner with Leftwich because of how well-regarded it is in Washington and because of its legacy of diverse leadership. “We’re happy it turned out the way it did.”
The firm added seven professionals from Leftwich. Thomas D. Bridenbaugh, Nicholas S. Penn, Sherry F. Bellamy, Scott A. Burrell, and Roderic L. Woodson are now attorneys at Parker Poe, and Marie Johns and Dwanda Glenn-Woodward are now consultants at PPC-Leftwich. Marie serves as PPC-Leftwich's CEO.
Parker Poe also added Michael P. Kelley as a partner who brings more than 25 years of experience assisting U.S. and international companies and funds with all of their investment needs.
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