Palo Alto-based partner Jennifer McCall, head of Pillsbury‘s estates, trusts and tax planning group, is “looking to add lawyers in New York, Washington, DC, and expand trusts and estates in Los Angeles.”
She says candidates have to be good at tax law, sensitive with people, and high energy. “It’s hard to find a person with those three main components,” McCall said. “We do find them, but it’s hard.”
The practice is competitive with other Pillsbury groups in terms of rates, as partners bill $650 and up. McCall billed “substantially above 2,000” hours last year, ranking among the highest-hour billers in the firm.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an international law firm with offices located throughout the US and globally, including key financial centers New York, London, Tokyo and Shanghai.