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Lewis and Roca, Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons Officially Joined Forces Sept. 1‎

September 2013

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.‎