Townsend and Townsend and Crew reveal San Francisco merger

US firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew is to merge with litigation boutique Legal Strategies Group (LSG).

Six partners and a total of 12 lawyers will join the San Francisco branch of Townsend, a 150-lawyer IP and litigation practice, which also has offices in Seattle, Denver, Palo Alto, San Diego and Walnut Creek, California.

“This is a tremendous way to build upon our recent recognition as one of the top litigation departments in the country,” said Townsend chairman James Gilliland in a statement. “This group’s proven trial ability adds even greater depth and breadth to our burgeoning trial practice.”

LSG’s practice focuses on antitrust, trademark and general commercial litigation.

The merger will be effective from 1 March.