McCarter & English, New Jersey’s largest firm, has expanded its East Coast footprint by opening shop in the nation’s capital.
Effective Feb. 1, the firm acquired 14-lawyer Miller, Balis & O’Neil in Washington, D.C., which represents energy industry clients in regulatory, transactional, government relations and appellate litigation matters.
The move gives Newark-based McCarter its eighth office, nearly doubles its Environment & Energy practice and pushes firm-wide ranks to around 400.
Miller Balis’ managing partner John Gregg now heads the new McCarter office.
Joining McCarter as partners are Michael Adragna, Sean Beeny, James Byrd, James Choukas-Bradley, Randolph Elliott, Joshua Menter, William Miller and Robert O’Neil.
Coming as special counsel are Barry Cohen, Denise Goulet and Phyllis Kimmel, and as associates, Kevin Conoscenti and Jeffrey Janicke. All retain the same rank except Kimmel, who was a Miller Balis partner. A dozen staff also have made the move.