Chicago-based Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is in the process of expanding to Hong Kong, looking to grow their global stature. If they can navigate the red tape, Mayer Brown would join the list of big firms in China, including Baker McKenzie, Hogan & Hartson, and Sullivan and Cromwell. Mayer Brown employs approximately 1,400 lawyers in 13 offices worldwide.
St. Louis-based Armstrong Teasdale has made another expansionary move, acquiring San Francisco boutique Senn Meulemans. The move brings 9 new attorneys to Armstrong, as well as offices in San Francisco and Las Vegas. The firm employs 264 lawyers in 11 offices worldwide, including Washington, D.C. and Shanghai, China.