Utah Dorsey & Whitney raids LeBoeuf Lamb

Dorsey & Whitney has raided the Salt Lake City office of LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae for its capital markets practice.

Nolan Taylor and Thomas Taylor, who are not related, join the Minneapolis-based firm’s corporate group as partners, with four associates. The team will give Dorsey & Whitney’s Salt Lake City office a capital markets practice.

Nolan Taylor will head the new capital markets and emerging companies group. He was head of LeBoeuf Lamb’s corporate finance and M&A group in Salt Lake City.

The Utah state capital is one of the technology centres that has exploded outside Silicon Valley. Others include Austin in Texas, Boulder and Denver in Colorado and Dorsey & Whitney’s home city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The chairman of Dorsey’s capital markets practice group Jeff Hurlburt says: “[The new team] were at a New York firm that is more known for insurance and non-technology related work and we have hired a group that specialises in technology-related capital markets work.

“We think that they are the best team in that market for capital markets-related work.”