KANSAS CITY, MO—Lathrop Gage and Gray Plant Mooty announced today that their stakeholders approved a combination of the two law firms to form Lathrop GPM LLP. The combination, effective Jan. 1, 2020, will expand client services, deepen both firms’ core in the Midwest and provide a wider national platform.
Lathrop Gage’s clients will gain access to Gray Plant Mooty’s globally recognized franchise team, as well as its award-winning health law, higher education, mergers and acquisitions, and nonprofit practices. Gray Plant Mooty’s clients will benefit from Lathrop Gage’s extensive experience in life sciences patent prosecution, insurance recovery, tax credits, environmental law, tort litigation, and energy.
Lathrop GPM will have nearly 400 attorneys in 14 offices from coast to coast, including Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Chicago and St. Louis.
Lathrop Gage Managing Partner Cameron Garrison will serve as Lathrop GPM’s managing partner and chair of the Executive Committee, and Gray Plant Mooty Managing Officer Michael P. Sullivan Jr. will serve as the partner-in-charge of the Minneapolis office, as well as a member of the Executive Committee leading the integration efforts. The 13-member Lathrop GPM Executive Committee will have partners from each legacy firm.