MARCH 30, 2023 – In rankings published this week by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP placed at #15 among law firms with the most attorneys in Los Angeles County, reflecting the firm's significant growth in the market.
"From entertainment to healthcare, employment to IP, our areas of strength have proven to be a great match for the needs of our L.A. clients," said Camilo Echavarria, Los Angeles partner-in-charge for Davis Wright. "Creativity and dynamism are just part of the culture of this region, and it's been our privilege to keep growing alongside the innovative companies and nonprofits that make L.A. unique."
Davis Wright has added a half-dozen lateral partners and more than 15 associates over the last three years, building capacity in the firm's areas of strategic focus, including entertainment, healthcare, and commercial litigation. During that period, the also firm hired its first chief diversity, equity, and officer, Yusuf Zakir, who is based in L.A. as well. The office is unusually diverse, by both national standards and those of the local legal community.
Davis Wright's excellence in the L.A. legal market has been widely recognized. Recent recognition for the firm's lawyers include being named one of Billboard's 100 most influential players in the music industry (Peter Anderson), 2022 U.S. News Health Care Lawyer of the Year – Los Angeles (Hope Levy-Biehl), a 2022 Hollywood Reporter "Power Lawyer" (Kelli Sager), and a finalist for Los Angeles Business Journal 2021 Labor & Employment Attorney of the Year (Echavarria). Ten early-career lawyers from the office were recognized by Best Lawyers and U.S. News as 2023 "Ones to Watch."
The firm recently expanded its L.A. presence with a new office in Culver City, becoming the first AmLaw 100 firm to put down stakes in the neighborhood, which has become a hub for the streaming industry. Davis Wright worked on more than 40 of this past year's Emmy®-nominated shows.
About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 700 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. Learn more at www.dwt.com.