Combination Creates New, Stronger Law Firm Called Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Lewis and Roca LLP, headquartered in Phoenix and a Southwestern leader in representing businesses in litigation and complex real estate transactions, and Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP, a century-old Rocky Mountain firm with nationally recognized litigation and banking practices, announced today that the two law firms officially combined forces on September 1, 2013 to become Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP.
With 250 lawyers across six states, the new firm is one of the largest law firms in the Western U.S. with offices in Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Tucson, Reno, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, Silicon Valley and Casper.
“For the past few years, clients at both legacy firms have been asking us to help them face legal challenges across a broader geographic area,” said Kenneth Van Winkle, Managing Partner of Lewis Roca Rothgerber (formerly Lewis and Roca’s Managing Partner). “Joining forces with Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons allows us to answer this client need as a new firm. Our two firms were strong apart, and now we are even stronger together.”
Frederick J. Baumann, Executive Committee Chairman of Lewis Roca Rothgerber (formerly Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons’ Chairman) said clients will benefit from both the combined firm’s expanded legal capabilities and larger geographic footprint.
“As the new firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber, we’re in a unique position to provide an even greater depth and breadth of legal services to our clients,” said Baumann. “And because so many of our services are national in scope, we will be able to help clients wherever they need us—whether it’s down the street, in the West, or across the country.”
The combination strengthens the legacy firms’ existing national litigation practices, creating an expanded team of litigators with added experience across additional jurisdictions.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber also provides clients with an enhanced range of services in real estate, banking, insurance reorganization, corporate and securities, intellectual property, gaming, energy and utilities, and labor and employment. The combined firm is stronger in key industries as well—with broadened capabilities in insurance, financial institutions, energy infrastructure, mining, and religious institutions.
About Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Built on the strengths and reputations of legacy firms Lewis and Roca LLP and Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP, Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP is one of the largest law firms in the Western U.S. With 250 attorneys serving clients across nine offices including Phoenix, Tucson, Denver, Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, Reno, Albuquerque, Silicon Valley and Casper, the firm maintains thriving practices in litigation, real estate, business transactions, intellectual property, gaming, banking, bankruptcy, and energy/natural resources. For additional information, please visit LRRLaw.com