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Williams Mullen celebrates centennial

To mark the law firm’s 100th anniversary, each of Williams Mullen’s 297 lawyers pledged to donate 100 hours of time this year to public service or pro-bono work.

The firm was established in Richmond in 1909 by Lewis C. Williams and James Mullen, reports The Virginian-Pilot, but didn’t expand beyond the capital city until 1992. Today the firm has 650 employees in a dozen offices, including an office in London. A quarter of its employees are in Hampton Roads.

Despite the economy, Williams Mullen is holding steady. The firm reports 4.9 percent revenue growth in 2008, and while they’ve cut back on hiring summer interns and new associates, they have not had to resort to layoffs or salary cuts.

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