Drinker Biddle first opened its doors in Los Angeles back in 2001 but the office never picked up steam and had dwindled down to one partner, two associates, and one of counsel. Now the firm is jump starting their LA presence with six new laterals, including four partners. George Caplan, Henry Shields, Kristopher Davis and Paul Gelb have moved from Epstein Becker & Green. Caplan, Shields and Davis have joined as partners, and Gelb comes aboard of counsel. Also moving to Drinker Biddle are Kate Gold, who joins as partner after being of counsel for Kaye Scholer, and Pamela Graham, an associate who is moving from Irell & Manella.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP was founded in Philadelphia in 1849. The firm has more than 650 attorneys in 12 offices in the US. Its largest offices are in Philadelphia, Chicago, Florham Park, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.