Finding a home for any of its offices is a bit of positive news for Heller Ehrman, which laid off at least 100 staffers today. Heller is making some progress getting rid of its offices. We just learned the Alaska office — all four attorneys — is headed to Stoel Rives.
Stoel will also take the office’s lease and the three staffers.
“They’re a great firm with a real focus on energy and natural resources and that’s a perfect fit for our practice here in Alaska,” said James Torgerson, the head of the office and the only partner there.
The litigators largely represent energy industry clients, he said. Their clients include Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, which maintains the 800-mile-long Trans Alaska Pipeline System and Chugach Electric Association, the state’s largest electric utility.
While the disposition of most Heller offices remains up in the air, we’ve also confirmed that, as we reported earlier this week, the Madison office is headed to Perkins Coie.
— Niraj Chokshi