Virginia firm LeClairRyan, which has an office in Newark, will close after three decades.
As of February, the firm had 21 offices and 225 attorneys nationwide.
“As has been reported in the press over the past few weeks, some of our colleagues have already moved to new firms that can appropriately support the needs of the clients that choose to follow them. We anticipate the remaining attorneys will likewise do the same over the coming weeks,” an announcement Wednesday said.
“On behalf of my colleagues, we are deeply saddened to make this announcement today,” said C. Erik Gustafson, the former chief executive officer of LeClairRyan in a statement. “Through our transition we will continue to focus first and foremost on the success of our clients, as we have always done. I am thankful to all of the clients who have chosen to work with our team over the last 30 years, and I am grateful for the exceptional lawyers and professionals who continue to work with dedication and determination towards winding down the firm in an orderly fashion.”
For a short time, LeClairRyan will continue to serve clients on matters already started.
LeClairRyan’s Newark office did not return a request for comment by press time.