Hanover, MD (April 9, 2020) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced today the move of long-time Silicon Valley lawyer Roger Royse, along with seven of his colleagues, to the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone. Richard Hsu and Keith Wetmore, managing directors in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Partner Practice Group, facilitated the deal.
Roger Royse and Royse Law Firm, PC are advisors to venture funds, mid-market companies and technology start-ups. Roger and his colleagues have a range of expertise, including tax, IP and finance.
“It has been an honor to help Roger move his practice to a platform where his clients can benefit from the reach of a national firm,” said Richard Hsu. “Haynes and Boone distinguished itself in its flexibility and creativity in the structuring and execution of the transaction,” added Keith Wetmore. “They are committed to the Northern California market and this is a great step for Royce and Haynes and Boone.”
“Richard and Keith were instrumental in bringing us together and in helping appreciate the opportunities for both sides,” said Tim Powers, chair of Haynes and Boone. “We are excited to have Roger and his team join our firm and strengthen our footprint in the Silicon Valley market.”
“I am joining Haynes and Boone because of the strength and breadth of the firm’s platform. Like me, the firm is focused on providing clients with high-quality, sophisticated advice and is adept at using technology to deliver services in the most effective, efficient manner possible. The move will allow us to continue to represent our clients through the life of their businesses,” Roger said.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firms, with more than 575 lawyers in 17 offices and 40 major legal practices.
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