Columbus, Ohio-based Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP has hired a new partner- in-charge, an 18-year veteran of employment-based immigration law, to spearhead the opening of its new office in Pittsburgh, marking the firm’s first organic growth in three decades. Ellen Freeman, formerly of K&L Gates LLP, opened Porter Wright’s new office on Aug. 30,…

Three out-of-town law firms-Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Spilman Thomas & Battle and Cozen O’Connor-entered or expanded in the Pittsburgh market as the summer came to a close, keeping up the city’s momentum as a hub for lateral hiring and law firm growth. Porter Wright, a 190-lawyer Am Law 200 firm based in Ohio, opened…

Porter Wright is growing into the Western Pennsylvania market with the opening of an office in Pittsburgh, which will be led by local attorney Ellen Freeman. The expansion marks the firm’s first organic growth in 30 years. Pittsburgh’s thriving business and legal community, coupled with the opportunity to attract talented leadership like Freeman, is what led to the firm’s decision to…