Nossaman’s LA Office, Managing Partner David Graeler Prominently Featured in LABJ’s Punching Above Their Weight Supplement 

Los Angeles Business Journal

Nossaman's Los Angeles office and our Managing Partner David Graeler were highlighted in the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) supplement on outstanding mid-sized law firms, “Punching Above Their Weight.”

The article focused on Los Angeles based, mid-sized law firms that regularly win business over larger competitors and featured an extensive interview with David. The LABJ noted that Nossaman is a “downtown-based [law firm that] targets policy and law in wide-reaching industries including transportation, health care, water and real estate. Its clientele includes a variety of global corporations, local nonprofits and public agencies. Since forming in 1942, the firm, which now has nine offices, has expanded to Orange County, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC, and, last year, Tucson and Phoenix.”

Among the highlights from the interview were David addressing Nossaman’s growth outside the Los Angeles region. He said, “Growing strategically and opportunistically has always been a hallmark of the firm. So, when Nossaman was presented with the opportunity to grow key practices – such as litigation, infrastructure, environment and land use, pensions, benefits and investments, and government relations and regulations – in San Francisco, Irvine and Sacramento and across the U.S., we decided to seize those opportunities. Our expansion throughout the state and the country continues to serve our attorneys – and more importantly, our clients – very well.”

He also addressed what it is like competing with “Big Law” firms, saying, “We have many friends at Big Law, and have great respect for those firms. Indeed, many ‘Nossamites’ came from Big Law over the years. We enjoy competing with Big Law because they tend to involve the larger deals and larger cases. But as a mid-sized law firm, we can provide very competitive rates, greater partner-level attention, and still have the resources to go toe-to-toe with Big Law. The beauty of being a mid-sized firm is that we also have the flexibility to take on smaller matters for clients.”

Discussing what is next for the Firm, David added, “We have been going through a growth initiative over the past couple of years and plan to continue growing a bit more, but we have no intention of growing beyond being a mid-sized firm. We’ve also been focused on growing some of our smaller locations like Austin and Seattle. But mostly, our plan is to stay true to our roots, which is to be a firm that produces the highest quality of legal services while also being a place where our attorneys genuinely enjoy practicing law because of our people and our mix of practices, and our ability to provide services that have a positive impact.”

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