A new legal landscape in Baltimore Increasingly, firms from outside city plant flags here; Mirrors other businesses; Trend is response to client needs, effort to get into new fields; Law practices


When Washington-based Hogan & Hartson opened a law office here a decade ago, news of the firm's Baltimore beachhead roiled the local legal community.

2 Prior Baltimore affiliation: Smith, Somerville

Saul Ewing, Remick & Saul


Opened: 1998

No. of Lawyers: Baltimore, 63; total, 222

Head lawyer: Charles O. Monk II

=1 Prior Baltimore affiliation: Weinberg & Green

Patton Boggs


Opened: 1987

No. of Lawyers: Baltimore, 6; total, 271

Head lawyer: James R. Deveney II

Prior Baltimore affiliation: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll


Opened: 1992

No. of Lawyers: Baltimore, 45; total, 309

0 Prior Baltimore affiliation: Frank Bernstein

Wilmer Cutler & Pickering


Opened: 1996

No. of Lawyers: Baltimore, 7; total 291

Head lawyer: George P. Stamas

Prior Baltimore affiliation: Piper & Marbury Pub Date: 12/13/98

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