Todd A. Feinsmith, the partner in charge of the Boston office of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the September 10, 2018 The Legal Intelligencer article, "For Boston Growth, Pa. Firms Seek Industry Expertise." The article also appeared in The American Lawyer on September 10, 2018 and Bloomberg Law's Big Law Business on September 11, 2018. The article discusses Pepper Hamilton being the most recent Pennsylvania-headquartered firm to make notable lateral moves in Boston, adding to specific industry-focused practices that the firm is looking to grow.
"We have a really strong and nationally recognized white-collar litigation practice nationwide and we think Boston is a natural place to grow because of our expertise in the firm in the health care industry," said Todd Feinsmith, partner in charge of Pepper Hamilton's Boston office, which now has about 40 lawyers. "Boston is a leader, a worldwide leader, in biotech, life science, medical devices and all aspects of the health care industry."
The lawyers themselves are a draw as well, Feinsmith noted.
"The talent pool in Boston is incredible. It's a university town and we have some of the best universities in the world, some of the best hospitals in the world," he said. "Law firms around the country have realized that, and they've been coming here with increasing frequency in the last five to 10 years."
As a result, Feinsmith said, it's become a "buyers' market" for clients, and law firms will have to build out a particular expertise to get their share of it. "To compete as a generalist in this market is going to be difficult," he said.