Hill and Barlow
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Hill & Barlow was a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts that was dissolved in 2002. Founded in 1895, the firm had been one of the city's oldest and most elite firms, and was also the 12th largest in Boston at the time of its dissolution, employing 145 lawyers. The firm was founded by Arthur Hill, known for defending the anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Hill & Barlow was dissolved when approximately one third of the firm, mostly the real estate group, left, eventually joining Piper Rudnick (now DLA Piper) in 2003. (A group representing authors and movie producers were the first to leave for Fish & Richardson.) Remaining attorneys reported feeling "blindsided" by the unexpected upheaval, but those departing felt that the planned restructuring was coming too late.
Notable employees included:
- Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
- Michael S. Greco, President of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New England Bar Association, and the New England Bar Foundation;
- Former Massachusetts governors Endicott Peabody, Michael Dukakis and William Weld;
- Deval Patrick, the first African American Governor of Massachusetts and former U.S. assistant attorney general for Civil Rights under Bill Clinton;
- former Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett Barrios;
- John A. E. Pottow, professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School.
- Caplan, Lincoln (June 2013). "Esq., RIP". Legal Affairs.
- Feibelmann, Lynne (February 2003). "Anatomy of a breakup: Hill & Barlow employees analyze firm's demise, impact". Massachusetts Bar Association.
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- Boston Business Journal
- Anatomy of a breakup Hill & Barlow employees analyze firm’s demise, impact
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