McKenna Long & Aldridge has added 17 real estate and litigation attorneys to its Los Angeles office.
The laterals came from the Los Angeles firm of Brown Winfield Canzoneri Abram, which closed its doors this week.
McKenna Long Chairman Jeff Haidet said that the two firms are not merging, but most of the Brown Winfield attorneys are moving over.
Eleven of the laterals will become part of McKenna Long’s real estate practice, which now has a national headcount of 65 attorneys. Steven Abram, James Camp, Tony Canzoneri, Gordon Eng, Wendy Glenn, Geoff Mitchell, Bill Pham, Dennis Roy and Mark Steres are all joining the real estate practice as partners. Ken Brown is joining the practice as senior counsel, and Donald Ries comes aboard as of counsel.
McKenna Long’s litigation practice also will get boost from the lateral group. Wayne Grejewski, Michael Wallenstein and Thomas Winfield III are joining McKenna Long as partners, while Adrian Guerra, Diana Vernazza and Aimee Wong are joining as associates.
Atlanta-based McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP was ranked the 100th largest law firm in the country by the National Law Journal in 2007. The firm also ranked 141st in profit per attorney on the 2007 AmLaw 200 survey.
McKenna Long is known for its political connections and its pioneering work in the area of government contracting.