2 partners departing Piper & Marbury

Pollak, Millspaugh joining Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering

April 01, 1999|By Sean Somerville | Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF

Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, the Washington-based law firm that is hiring Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, yesterday recruited two Piper & Marbury partners to its Baltimore office.

The addition of Mark Pollak and Ted Millspaugh from Piper & Marbury puts the number of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering Baltimore lawyers at 12. It comes three weeks after the firm said Schmoke would join the Baltimore office at the end of his term in December.

"Our legal practice is alive and well in Baltimore," said George P. Stamas, who left Piper & Marbury three years ago to open Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering's Baltimore office. The firm has 10 full-time Baltimore lawyers, but roughly 30 divide their time between Washington and Baltimore, Stamas said.

Worldwide, the firm employs about 275 lawyers. Its partners include Lloyd N. Cutler, former counsel to President Jimmy Carter and President Clinton; C. Boyden Gray, the former Bush administration White House counsel; and Stephen N. Sachs, former Maryland attorney general.

The addition of Pollak, 52, and Millspaugh, 38 -- both real estate lawyers -- will strengthen the real estate practice at the firm's local office, which is known more for its corporate and securities work.

Pollak's clients include the National Aquarium, Port Discovery Children's Museum and the Washington Redskins. He has been involved in public financing of complex real estate projects, major sports stadiums and public-private partnerships aimed at developing business districts.

Millspaugh represents institutional investors, lenders and developers.

Pub Date: 4/01/99

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