The firm has announced the opening of an office in Boston, along with the hire of veteran Ropes and Gray trial lawyer Harvey Wolkoff. The firm is opening the office primarily to serve the large technology and financial service industries in Boston. Intellectual property and financial services litigation are the firm’s two largest practice areas. Partners Steven Cherny, Patrick Curran, and Sandra Bresnick are relocating from the firm’s New York office to open the office with Mr. Wolkoff. Mr. Wolkoff is a trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in complex commercial disputes, including securities litigation, consumer and security class actions, fraud, data intrusion, and contract disputes. He has been named a Massachusetts’ “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and is recognized by leading legal periodicals including Chambers USA and Law360, who named him an “International Arbitration MVP” in 2017. Before becoming a partner at Ropes & Gray, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.