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May 14, 2008

Persistent Cleveland

Like other Midwestern U.S. cities with manufacturing roots, it has tried to diversify. In recent years Cleveland lost TRW, Office Max, BP, and Oglebay Norton to acquisitions, mergers and re-structurings. But it's still headquarters to National City Bank, American Greetings, Eaton Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, Parker-Hannifin and Aleris International. It's become a go-to city for biotechnology and fuel cell research, led

by Case Western and the Cleveland Clinic. Jones Day (in our view, one of the few functional mega-law firms still out there, along with Skadden and a few others) started in Cleveland over 100 years ago. It has about 2300 lawyers. It's had only 7 managing partners since 1913, including the respected Dick Pogue during the 1980s and 1990s. Dean Erwin Griswold was a partner there.

Posted by JD Hull at May 14, 2008 11:59 PM

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