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Eversheds Sutherland Opens San Francisco Office

 |  March 30, 2022

Eversheds Sutherland said Tuesday it has expanded to San Francisco, marking the latest large law firm with UK roots to push further into the US legal market.

The 3,000-lawyer Anglo-American firm has hired Morgan, Lewis & Bockius transactional partner Baird Fogel to lead the new San Francisco office. Brandi Taylor, a data privacy partner at Eversheds Sutherland, will relocate there from San Diego.

Eversheds Sutherland does not yet have a physical office but is looking to secure space in the next month, said Mark Wasserman, co-CEO of the firm.

The firm, which has more than 70 offices globally, resulted from a 2017 merger between London-founded Eversheds and Atlanta-founded Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

The firm has nine US offices including San Francisco, after adding outposts in San Diego and Chicago in 2019.

Several London-founded firms have opened new Silicon Valley or San Francisco offices in the past two years to serve technology clients, including Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons.

Eversheds Sutherland has been looking at San Francisco “for a long time,” Wasserman said, given the size of the firm and its work for tech companies and others in that market.

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