Schiff Hardin began establishing a national footprint in 1977, opening our second office in Washington, D.C. to focus on energy and market regulation work (a growing requirement of our many utility clients). In the early 1990s we opened a New York office, turning our attention to overseas clients by building several key practices and recruiting new partners.
Our Lake Forest office opened in 2002, with an Atlanta office not far behind. The turn of the 21st century saw Schiff Hardin execute several strategic combinations, first with San Francisco’s Morgenstein & Jubelirer in 2007. Two other combinations—with Washington, D.C.’s Bruder, Gentile & Marcoux L.L.P. and New York’s Mazur Carp & Rubin—strengthened our healthy energy regulation and construction practices.
We opened our Ann Arbor office in 2012, reflecting our increasingly sophisticated complex commercial litigation capabilities. In 2014, while marking our 150th anniversary, we also added a Dallas office to expand our presence into the southwest with an accomplished finance, corporate, and securities team.
As we have extended our reach across the country, our firm’s inclusive culture remains the cornerstone of our identity. Our differences enrich our personal and professional relationships, strengthening the work we do for our clients and in our communities. In 2015, we elected our first female managing partner, and we will continue to lead the market in cultivating diverse talent.
Always forward-looking, Schiff Hardin continues to evolve to best serve our clients today, tomorrow, and for the centuries to come.