Quarles now has a brick-and-mortar location in California. The expansion also brings Quarles' attorney headcount up to 500 across 11 U.S. locations. According to Milwaukee Business Journal research, Quarles is Milwaukee's second-largest law company. Quarles stated that it has doubled its size since 1992, and employs approximately 480 lawyers across 10 offices throughout the United States. Quarles president, Bradley Vynalek from Phoenix, stated that they had been in contact for 14 months and it was soon clear that they were a good match. Vynalek, a sister publication of the Milwaukee Business Journal, stated that when we think about strategic locations and breaking into new market we want it to be done on a strong foundation. "Being able to add 30 lawyers to California is a distinct entry into the California market rather than just growing by one or two," Vynalek said to the Phoenix Business Journal. It's more than just planting flags. Quarles' managing director Michael Aldana and the chair of its executive committee, stated in a statement that Quarles has had a California strategy in place for some time. Vynalek stated that there are companies in Silicon Valley setting up secondary headquarters here. There are executives moving to Arizona, and there is a flow of opportunities back and forth between Arizona & California like never before. Sandy McDonough, currently Paul, Plevin’s managing partner, will co-chair the combined firms’ labor and employment group with Sean Scullen who is currently the national chair of Quarles' labor and unemployment practice group. Just days after Quarles & Brady launched a rebrand, the move to absorb California's firm is made. The combined firm will be known in California as Paul Plevin Quarles until 2024.