Bryan Cave raids McGuire Woods for four-partner Chicago team

US firm Bryan Cave has boosted its Chicago office with a four-partner raid on McGuire Woods.

Partners Scott Hodes, Mark Clare Bonaccorsi, Brian Sher and Steven Smith are joined by three other lawyers at Bryan Cave.

Bryan Cave chairman Walter Metcalfe said: “We anticipate adding up to 20 more lawyers in 2004. To accommodate them, we are looking at leasing additional office space.”

The team covers a variety of disciplines including corporate transactions, banking and finance, healthcare litigation and commercial disputes.