© Anthony Quintano
A leading, 300 lawyer, US intellectual property law firm, Knobbe Martens is due to open an office in New York City in May as a result of a growing demand for their IP expertise in the Big Apple, they will also look to recruit new talent.
The New York office will be the firm’s 8th opening. According to Steven Nataupsky, managing partner of the firm, “Many of our clients are based in the Tri-State area, and we’re experiencing increased demand for intellectual property services there, we’re looking forward to enhancing our current relationships by having an office in close proximity, as well as expanding our footprint in the region.”
In addition to providing services, the firm is looking to recruit new qualified staff who have advanced technical and law degrees from top Universities. Robb Roby who will be moving from Orange County to New York City to lead the office in New York as managing partner said “While we see many east coast law school grads in our west coast summer associate programs, having an office in New York will significantly expand the pool of young attorneys prepared to join the firm and take on high-level IP work.”
The firm’s hiring strategy makes sense as they only make few lateral hires. They are known to prefer adding associates straight out of law school and promoting them to partners. Martens’ hiring strategy also played a role in its move to Manhattan.
Knobbe Martens expects to hire a full summer associate class in New York for 2018.