A&O launches in US capital with O’Melveny team By Margaret Taylor 29 June 2011 14:19 17 December 2015 14:48 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Harry Tibbs 29 June 2011 at 17:19 …” the firm plans to expand into areas including securities enforcement, project finance, international arbitration, antitrust and intellectual property”. Nice streamlined offering there, Mr Morley Reply Link Anonymous 29 June 2011 at 18:38 I’ve read the Lawyer article and I ahave a burning question. What is a “strategic counselling counsel”? Reply Link Flimflam 29 June 2011 at 19:26 Another bold move by A&O, but why Washington DC and not Houston? That would have made more strategic sense with their Australian natural resources and energy play. Reply Link Anonymous 29 June 2011 at 19:35 @Flimflam The US has never been off the agenda for A&O. Morley even spent a few months banging heads together in New York. The fact is, UK firms can’t grow organically in the US but need a footprint to convince clients they’re properly global. This is a stopgap until a merger comes along, only that merger might not happen for five years Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.