Pierson Ferdinand LLP Debuts With One of the Largest Law Firm Launches in US History

Firm to focus on a diverse partnership, technology-focused infrastructure and client-centric model that will redefine what a modern, elite law firm can be

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pierson Ferdinand LLP, a technology-driven, full-service law firm, proudly announces its official launch. The firm opens in Q1 2024 with commitments from over 130 partners representing more than 80 practice areas in its corporate, litigation and intellectual property departments. Pierson Ferdinand has built the law firm of the future by embracing a distributed model and leveraging leading technology to deliver superior client solutions while allowing lawyers to practice at their highest level.

A sophisticated and experienced management team will lead the firm, including co-Chairmen A. Michael Pierson and Joel M. Ferdinand. Pierson and Ferdinand previously built an AmLaw 200 firm and have decades of experience practicing at leading law firms, and as in-house counsel for global financial institutions, government regulators, and in the health care sector.

“We are extremely proud to open Pierson Ferdinand with over 130 partners, making it one of the largest law firm launches in U.S. history,” said Michael Pierson. “We have put our people, culture and clients above everything else. Our partners have practiced together for many years—and in some cases, decades—we foresee a smooth transition to, and seamless client service delivery at Pierson Ferdinand.”

In addition to Michael Pierson and Joel M. Ferdinand, the firm’s leadership includes: Landon Speights, Firm Managing Partner and co-General Counsel; Meredith Mendes, partner and Chief Financial Officer; and Matthew Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Business Operations. Ferdinand will also serve as co-general counsel.

The firm embraces cutting edge technology by developing a new tech stack that includes a highly-customized legal practice management platform featuring a fully-integrated, algorithm-driven compensation model. The firm has also debuted Legal AI, research tools, and productivity software to deliver unmatched value for clients and for the benefit of the firm’s lawyers.

“We are focused on culture, collegiality and collaboration above all, and our partners and staff are prepared to bring their skills, expertise and flawless execution to our clients,” said Joel M. Ferdinand. “Our commitment to innovation, respect, diversity and inclusion will be the hallmarks of our firm, in addition to enabling our lawyers to efficiently practice their craft and provide strong results for clients.”

For more information, please visit: www.pierferd.com.

About Pierson Ferdinand LLP

Pierson Ferdinand LLP is an international law firm serving clients from over 20 markets. The firm will consist of over 130 partners that have extensive experience at top global law firms, including Am Law-ranked, regional and boutique law firms, experience in federal and state government, and senior in-house counsel roles. The firm’s partners practice in over 80 practice areas including corporate, litigation and intellectual property.


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