Barnes & Thornburg has opened its ninth office nationwide in Columbus, Ohio, and its second new office in as many weeks.
The firm announced this morning its first Ohio office, which opened April 11 at the Fifth Third Center. William A. Nolan, formerly of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, joins the firm as a partner in the labor and employment law department.
Alan Levin, Barnes & Thornburg's managing partner, told Indiana Lawyer the firm's labor and employment law practice is busy serving clients who have operations in Ohio in different industries and this office will help serve those clients better.
He said they anticipate hiring another person or two for that office; however, he noted the firm will grow the office constructively and not for the sake of growth.
Barnes & Thornburg, one of the largest Indiana-based firms, opened an office in Atlanta April 4.
Nolan has litigated a broad range of labor and employment matters for nearly 20 years. He is a former two-term councilman and mayor of Powell, Ohio.
Based in Indianapolis, the firm also has offices in Elkhart; Fort Wayne; South Bend; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; and Grand Rapids, Mich.