Graham & James
The firm was active in Asia, having opened a Tokyo office as early as 1955. It formed a strategic alliance with the Deacons law firm in Hong Kong and the Price Sanond law firm in Bangkok, operating in Asia under the collective name "Deacons Graham & James." With the bulk of its practice focused on the Pacific Rim, Graham & James was severely affected by the Asian economic crisis of the 1990s. By then, it was primarily an intellectual property and technology firm, with California and Asian offices. As of June 1999 it had around 340 attorneys. The alliance with Deacons dissolved in June 2000, with Deacons backing out due to G&J's failure to commit resources to Asia and dwindling position in US law firm rankings.
In June 2000, it effected two transactions. Reflecting internal divisions among its partners and affiliates, most partners in the California, Tokyo and Beijing offices of the firm merged with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, while the New York office, largely devoted to pharmaceutical patent prosecution, merged with Greenberg Traurig.
- "About Graham & James". Graham & James LLP (archived at archive.org). Retrieved 1999-09-10.
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- Williams, Rochelle (30 June 2000). "Squire Sanders Announces Plans To Purchase Graham & James". Bond Buyer (Business Source Complete: EBSCOhost) 332 (30924): 3. ISSN 0732-0469. 3308660. Retrieved 5 March 2013.; see also http://www.thelawyer.com/greenberg-traurig-doubles-with-graham-and-james-team/90991.article