November 7, 2023

Phillips Lytle Adds 12 New Attorneys, Surpasses Recruitment Goals

Firm exceeds recruitment goal of hiring 40 new attorneys

Buffalo, N.Y. — Phillips Lytle LLP announced it has added 12 new attorneys across its office locations over the last six months, as the firm surpassed its aggressive, talent-driven growth strategy goal of hiring 40 new attorneys. These appointments bolster Phillips Lytle’s teams in the Buffalo, Chicago, Garden City and Rochester markets. Since January, the firm has hired 17 attorneys, in a variety of practice areas.

“Part of our firm’s strategic plan is to identify and hire top legal talent who have proven their abilities to deliver what clients expect from Phillips Lytle, and that is showcased with the addition of these attorneys,” said Kevin M. Hogan, Managing Partner for Phillips Lytle. “The immediate impact they have already made further signifies that our reputation as a leader in providing superior service to clients across the markets we serve is at the forefront of our recruitment efforts. We look forward to witnessing great accomplishments from these attorneys through their career with Phillips Lytle.”

Newly appointed attorneys, listed alphabetically alongside their title and practice group, include:

Among the newly hired attorneys, Jaran R. Moten, an experienced Chicago-based litigator, joined Phillips Lytle as a partner, expanding the firm’s Chicago office.

Phillips Lytle’s talent-driven growth strategy has been guided by Jeffrey B. Schwartz and Kristen M. Birmingham, who have taken on the added responsibilities of lateral recruitment partners. Together, they are executing the firm’s efforts to expand its expertise and diversity through the attraction, retention and development of top legal talent, while also recruiting boutique law firms and specialty practices in existing and new markets.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a preeminent law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including Fortune 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit


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