Latitude Continues Nationwide Growth by Opening Offices in Austin and Boston

Latitude Continues Nationwide Growth by Opening Offices in Austin and Boston

Latitude, a national legal services company specializing in high-end flexible legal talent for corporate legal departments and law firms, has opened offices in Austin and Boston. These new offices are part of the company’s national growth plan and follow openings in Indianapolis and Miami last year.

“More and more legal departments and law firms are looking at flexible legal talent as part of new ways to deliver legal services, and our ability to fill those needs has been fuel for our growth,” said Latitude CEO Ross Booher. “The tech, healthcare and financial services industries are drivers of that change, and given our roster of former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys with sophisticated experience in those areas, Austin and Boston are natural new office locations.”

Jeff Lilly, who will lead Latitude’s Austin office, was most recently the co-managing partner of the Austin office of Am Law 100 firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP. Joe Turo, Jr., who will direct Latitude’s Boston office, was most recently the deputy general counsel of Boston-based global investment management firm Loomis, Sayles & Company, which manages more than $350 billion in assets.

“We are thrilled Jeff and Joe are joining our team as they both have exactly the background to best serve our clients and the legal professionals we provide. Both bring a deep understanding of their specific priorities and goals, as they have been in those roles themselves,” Booher added.

Before joining Gordon & Rees, Lilly was a partner at Clark, Thomas & Winters, at one time the largest firm in Austin. A Texas native, Lilly is a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

Turo began his legal career as an attorney at global law firm Ropes & Gray in Boston where he was a member of the corporate and investment management practice groups. He was then assistant general counsel with FleetBoston Financial and its successors before joining Loomis, Sayles & Company. Turo earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor’s degree, with high honors, from Providence College.