“Boston law firm plans San Diego expansion”

Oh, boy, firms expanding & lawyers changing firms. See the details in this San Diego Union-Tribune news article:

"The Boston law firm Goodwin Procter has recruited prominent local biotechnology lawyer Stephen C. Ferruolo to launch an office in San Diego as part of the firm’s push into California.

"Stephen C. Ferruolo is expected to take much of his client base with him.
Ferruolo, 56, has been a highly visible face for Heller Ehrman, one of the few one-stop-shopping law firms for San Diego’s biotechnology companies. He is also vice president and general counsel for Biocom, the region’s biotechnology industry organization.

"Also leaving Heller Ehrman’s life sciences practice for Goodwin Procter are partner Ryan Murr, several associates and a paralegal."

Nice to see the mention of a paralegal moving too; better, of course, if that person had also been named…