Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis Continues Expansion with Addition of Two Partners: Employment and Securities Litigators Bolster Growing National Financial Services Practice

  • date: 06/09/2005
  • news source: Firm

Morgan Lewis announced today that Daryl S. Landy and Joseph E. Floren are joining the firm's Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, continuing the firm's California expansion. Mr. Landy and Mr. Floren come to Morgan Lewis from Steefel, Levitt & Weiss and join their colleague Michael J. Lawson once again, who came to Morgan Lewis from Steefel last week.

Mr. Landy and Mr. Floren each have significant experience representing a variety of well-known financial services companies in employment litigation, securities litigation, and securities regulatory matters. Mr. Landy will continue his focus on employment litigation and counseling for clients, including those in the securities industry. Mr. Floren will continue to serve his securities clients in commercial and securities litigation.

"Since the beginning of the year, Morgan Lewis has been fortunate to attract extremely talented lawyers who have chosen to join us," said Brock Gowdy, managing partner of the Morgan Lewis' San Francisco office.  "Daryl and Joe are thrilled to be reunited with their former partner Mike Lawson and are excited to join a firm with an international platform that will increase their ability to serve their well-known Wall Street clients."

The firm's California litigation practice has expanded in the past few months with the additions of Mr. Lawson as well as Dan Johnson, Leslie Caldwell, Joan Haratani and John Hemann.

"From the time I decided to join Morgan Lewis, the reaction of my clients has been extremely positive," said Mr. Lawson. "This firm provides a depth of resources and phenomenal ability to serve the securities industry now and in the future."

Mr. Landy received his B.A. with high honors from the University of California, Davis in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1988.

Mr. Floren received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego, in 1990, and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in 1993.