The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Lawdragon, a source for lawyer rankings and legal news, selected Bruce James, managing partner and CEO, for its “100 Managing Partners You Need to Know” list.
“We were very impressed with [his] strategic accomplishments on behalf of Brownstein, in particular [his] distinctive vision and execution,” CEO and publisher Katrina Dewey of Lawdragon, Inc. said of James.
Since becoming managing partner and CEO in 2003, James has taken bold steps to transform Brownstein from a Denver-based political and real estate firm to a nationally recognized law firm in the areas of real estate, water and natural resources, corporate, litigation and lobbying. In early 2007, Brownstein merged with then-Las Vegas law firm Schreck Brignone, adding a national and internationally known private equity/gaming practice to the firm’s list of offerings. One year later, in early 2008, James led the firm in a successful merger with Hatch & Parent, California’s best known and largest water law firm, to form the nation’s premier water law and policy group.
Between natural growth at the firm and the merger with Hatch & Parent, Brownstein has been catapulted onto the national stage in the legal industry, bringing the firm into the ranks of the NLJ Top 250. As a result of James’ leadership, the firm has experienced unprecedented growth, more than doubling in size in the last two years. Additionally, James has expanded the firm’s footprint into new markets, to include Albuquerque, N.M., Aspen, Colo., Denver, Lake Tahoe, Calif., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., San Diego, Santa Barbara Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., and Washington, D.C.
Lawdragon’s “100 Managing Partners You Need to Know” list recognizes the nation’s leading law firm managing partners for their leadership and accomplishments at their respective firms. Several hundred nominations from across the nation were received for inclusion in this prestigious list.