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Full Story Williams & Connolly won a defense verdict on behalf of client Alcon Research, Ltd. against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.
Full Story Willkie is advising CMA CGM in its acquisition of Mercosul Line.
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw LLP client, ESD, relocates to Willis Tower.
Full Story Southside Bancshares, Inc. turned to Alston & Bird in its acquisition of Diboll State Bancshares, Inc. for $218.8 million.
Full Story McDermott advised Montefiore Investment in the acquisition of QCNS Cruise Group.
Full Story Suzette T. Rodriguez has joined Blank Rome LLP as Of Counsel in the Labor and Employment group. She is based in the Firm’s Princeton, New Jersey, office. She was previously at Axiom.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has promoted Erin Cleary and Erica S. Weisgerber to counsel and Samantha J. Rowe has been named international counsel to the firm. Their promotions become effective on July 1, 2017.
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Full Story Bracewell LLP advised Phillips 66 in the closing of a $900 million credit facility with Toronto Dominion (Texas) LLC.
Full Story Duane Morris LLP has hired Michael C. Hardy as a partner in the Baltimore office. He joins Duane Morris from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.
Full Story Jonathan M. Brenner has joined Epstein Becker Green from Sidley Austin LLP. He is based out of the Los Angeles office in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice.
Full Story Steven A. Caloiaro has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as Of Counsel in the Reno office.
Full Story Clifford Chance has won a role adivisng Imagination Technologies in a dispute with Apple.
Full Story Marc Gerson, currently the vice chair of Miller & Chevalier’s tax department, is set to take over as chairman of the firm on July 1 from Anthony Shelley.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advised Vice Media Inc. in a $450 million investment by TPG.
Full Story Dentons has named Eric Tanenblatt as chair of the Firm’s Public Policy practice.
Full Story Eversheds Sutherland launches transatlantic associate secondment programme.
Full Story Mayer Brown advised Ecopetrol S.A. in securing two shallow water oil and gas blocks in Mexico.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale has elected Aubyn G. Krulish to its partnership effective June 7, 2017.
Full Story Amy J. Spencer has joined Blank Rome LLP’s Washington, D.C., office as an associate in the Insurance Coverage group. Amy was previously at Cohen Mohr LLP.
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Full Story Diageo, advised by Sullivan & Cromwell, to acquire Casamigos, a tequila company set up by US actor George Clooney. Wilson Elser Moskowitz Adelman Dicker is advising Casamigos in the $700m deal.
Full Story François Mary has left Latham & Watkins in Paris to join Taylor Wessing in a rare departure.
Full Story Cravath client JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. increases and extends Newmont Mining Corporation's $3 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
Full Story Cravath represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Citibank, N.A. in Wal‑Mart Stores, Inc.'s $14 billion credit facilities.
Full Story Clyde & Co nabs Eversheds Sutherland's Newcastle shipping team, led by the firm’s shipping head Stephen Mackin and fellow shipping partner Jessica Maitra. The team also consists of two associates and a legal director.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised EQT in the formation of a €420 million European fund, EQT Real Estate I.
Full Story Cravath won a dismissal on behalf of client Renaissance Technologies against a civil RICO suit over Johnson & Johnson’s marketing of the antibiotic Levaquin.
Full Story Mayer Brown and Stephenson Harwood are advising Emperor International Holdings on its £260m acquisition of Soho’s Ampersand Building.
Full Story Eversheds Sutherland Singapore managing partner, Oommen Mathew, has left the firm to open a Singapore office for DWF. Following him are Asia head of construction, infrastructure and energy Iain Black and associates Charis Tan and Kate Lan. Eversheds Sutherland Singapore partner Philip Fong will take over from Mathew as Singapore managing partner.
Full Story Willkie Farr welcomes Lior Ohayon to the Asset Management Group as a partner in the the New York office.
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Full Story Armstrong Teasdale has added Aubyn G. Krulish to its partnership effective June 7, 2017.
Full Story Polsinelli has hired Thomas Reddin as a shareholder to its thriving Dallas Labor and Employment practice.
Full Story Mark S. Pendery has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in its White Collar Crime and Investigations practice, as well as the State and Local Tax (SALT) and Tax practices. Practicing out of the Grand Rapids office, he joins the firm from Miller Johnson.
Full Story Goodwin Procter to take on three London trainees this September.
Full Story Dentons represents Jochen Schweizer Group on the sale of its digital division to ProSiebenSat.1.
Full Story Leslie Caldwell, former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal division in Washington, D.C., is joining Latham & Watkins as a partner in its white-collar defense and investigations practice. She will join the firm's San Francisco office in September.
Full Story K&L Gates to close its Anchorage, Alaska office by summer.
Full Story Matthew White joins Polsinelli in Nashville as an associate.
Full Story Taylor S. Webb has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as an associate in the Private Equity and Venture Capital practices. He joins the firm from Z Capital Group LLC and he was previously an associate at Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago.
Full Story Littler welcomes Renea I. Saade to the Anchorage office as a shareholder. Saade was previously a partner in the labor and employment group at Stoel Rives LLP.
Full Story Best Doctors turned to Ropes & Gray in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Teladoc, Inc.
Full Story Partners Darren Rogers and Patrick Williams have left Ashurst for Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.
Full Story King & Spalding has hired Morgan Lewis & Bockius oil and gas lawyer Peter Hays as partner in Houston.
Full Story Former Congressman Kendrick B. Meek (D-Fla.) has joined the Washington, D.C., office of King & Spalding as senior advisor in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice.
Full Story Goodwin represented PAREXEL International Corporation in its $5 billion acquisition by Pamplona Capital Management, LLP PAREXEL.
Full Story DLA Piper has advised BDStar in its acquisition bid of an interest in the company in-tech GmbH.
Full Story Mayer Brown has advised Emperor International Holdings on the £260 million purchase and financing of the Ampersand building in London.
Full Story Orrick has hired former Davis Polk & Wardwell partner, Mark Lehmkuhler, in Hong Kong.
Full Story Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, advised by Cleary Gottlieb, serves as financial advisor to Hayward Industries, Inc. in the acquisition of Hayward by a consortium led by CCMP Capital Advisors, LP and MSD Partners, L.P. and including the Alberta Investment Management Corporation.
Full Story Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and Hogan Lovells obtained a victory on behalf of Bristol-Myers Squibb on mass torts claims.
Full Story Mark Wesseldine and Fergus Wheeler joins King & Spalding as finance partners in the firm’s London office. The duo comes to the firm from Ropes & Gray.
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Full Story Joan M. Travostino has joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP as a partner in the Anchorage office's Real Estate and Land Use Group. Ms. Travostino joins Dorsey from the K&L Gates.
Full Story Keith Londo joined Polsinelli's Chicago office as a shareholder, along with associates, Kathryn Imburgia and Jason Mathew.
Full Story Vinson & Elkins welcomes back Robert M. Schick as a partner in the firm’s Houston office. He rejoins the firm from Schick & Copeland.
Full Story Kathy Keneally has joined Jones Day as a partner in the Tax Practice and New York Office.
Full Story Jones Day has hired Kathy Keneally as a partner in the Firm's Tax Practice in New York.
Full Story Adam Brown joins Polsinelli's Chicago office as a shareholder.
Full Story Akin Gump is advising Apollo Global Management, LLC in its acquisition of CareerBuilder.
Full Story Robins Kaplan LLP has added Tai S. Milder to the Antitrust and Trade Regulation group in the Silicon Valley office.
Full Story Nicholas McQuaid has joined Latham & Watkins LLP as a partner in the New York office's Litigation & Trial Department. Prior to joining Latham, McQuaid was Deputy Counsel to President Barack Obama.
Full Story Lisa Glahn has joined Foley & Lardner LLP’s Construction Practice as partner in the Boston office. Glahn was previously a member at Mintz Levin.
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Full Story Brian A. Bullard and George T. Lee III has joined Polsinelli as shareholders in its Dallas office in the Investment Funds practice.
Full Story Paul, Weiss secured an appellate victory on behalf of Garmin International Inc. in a patent infringement dispute with Navico.
Full Story Dechert LLP advised NOVADAQ Technologies Inc. in its $701 million acquisition by Stryker Corporation.
Full Story Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe expands on its parental leave policy.
Full Story Wachtell, Weil, Sullivan & Cromwell and Latham & Watkins are advising various parties on Amazon.com Inc.'s bid to acquire Whole Foods Markets Inc. for $13.4 billion, and other M&A transactions.
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Full Story Suet Fern Lee to step down as office managing partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius Singapore and transferring to the Hong Kong office. Singapore deputy office managing partner, Joo Khin Ng, will take over as managing partner.
Full Story Alice Kane has joined Clifford Chance as a partner in New York from Duane Morris. Also joining the firm as a partner is Joseph Cosentino, who rejoins the firm in New York from Greenberg Traurig.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery represented Fincontinuo S.p.A. in a €200 million securitization.
Full Story Haynes and Boone, LLP advised client KMG Chemicals Inc. in its acquisition of Flowchem from Arsenal Capital Partners.
Full Story Holland & Knight client, Compass Diversified Holdings, acquires Crosman Corporation for $152 million.
Full Story Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is advising Whole Foods Market in its $13.7 billion acquisition by Amazon. Sullivan & Cromwell represents Amazon.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represented Lantheus Holdings, Inc. in its public secondary offering.
Full Story Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo welcomes Greg Chin, a former partner at Latham & Watkins and Jones Day, from Flatiron Law Group.
Full Story Buckley Sandler has promoted Marshall T. Bell and Antonio J. Reynolds to partner, effective May 1, 2017.
Full Story Gerard Hekker joins Duane Morris as a corporate partner in Singapore. He was previously at Sidley Austin.
Full Story Cadwalader advised The Howard Hughes Corporation in its $200 million add-on notes offering.
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Full Story Golden Gate Capital turned to Ropes & Gray in its acquisition of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers from Carousel Capital.
Full Story Robert Fisher has joined Nixon Peabody to its Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice in New England.
Full Story Cahill represented Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Barclays Bank plc, and Credit Suisse Securities in a £400 million senior notes offering by Ardagh Group.
Full Story Hall Booth Smith has opened an office in Jacksonville, Florida. Leading the office are Partners J. Brent Allen and Duke Regan, who join from Saalfield Shad. S. William Fuller Jr. also joins as partner from Saalfield Shad. Of Counsel Rayford Taylor joins the firm's Atlanta and Jacksonville offices from Gilson Athans. While, Associate Kirk Carter relocates from the firm's Brunswick office to Jacksonville.
Full Story Bennett Bricklin & Saltzburg promoted James D. Blumenthal, Anastasia Filopoulos, Curtis C. Johnston, Thomas F. Klosinski and Natalie S. Plummer to members.
Full Story Locke Lord to close its Sacramento office with the departure of a five-lawyer corporate team. The team leaving the firm for Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, consists of partners Scott Bartel, Deborah Seo, Eric Stiff and John Yung, as well as associate Yawen “Alice” Du.
Full Story James Schink returns to Kirkland & Ellis after just six months at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Kirkland however, lost partners Joseph Serino and Eric Leon and associates Kuangyan Huang and Nate Taylor to Latham & Watkins.
Full Story Post & Schell has elected Joseph V. Conroy IV, Kate A. Kleba, Jason L. Reimer, Abraham J. Rein and Bryan M. Shay to principals.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Hamilton Lane in the closing of Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund 2017.
Full Story Hogan Lovells enters Boston through a merger with Collora LLP, expected Sept. 1.
Full Story Katten Muchin Rosenman advised Raffles in securing management of the Old War Office in London.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling has hired a team of Hunton & Williams competition lawyers in Washington, D.C. The team leaving the firm includes five partners, Hunton’s Washington DC managing partner David Higbee, global competition head Bruce Hoffman, and competition partners Todd Stenerson, Djordje Petkoski and Ryan Shores.
Full Story Mayer Brown JSM advised Bank of Communications International Holdings Co. on the $200 million notes issuance of the Republic of Maldives.
Full Story Michael Rueckheim, Noori Torabi, and Matthew McCullough have joined Winston & Strawn LLP in the Silicon Valley office as a partner and associates, respectively. In addition, John Albers and Keiyana Fordham have permanently relocated to Silicon Valley from Chicago and Newark.
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Full Story Locke Lord welcomes David Green to the Atlanta office as Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Regulatory and Transactional Insurance Practice Group.
Full Story Bracewell LLP bolsters its Houston office with the addition of Douglas W. Rommelmann as a partner in the intellectual property practice. Rommelmann was previously a partner at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP.
Full Story Elizabeth Chatham has joined Stinson Leonard Street LLP's immigration practice as a partner in the Phoenix office.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer grabs lead role for Alitalia on its Chapter 15 filing with the recent hires of bankruptcy partners Madlyn Primoff and Scott Talmadge from Kaye Scholer.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster won a noninfringement verdict on behalf of VMWare in a $110 million copyright lawsuit brought by Phoenix Technologies Ltd., advised by Cooley.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell has hired Götz Drauz, the European Commission's former deputy director-general for competition. He joins the firm as of counsel from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Full Story O’Melveny advised Adelis Equity Partners in its €600 million second fund, Adelis Equity Partners Fund II.
Full Story Götz Drauz has joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's antitrust and competition group as Of Counsel in the Brussels office.
Full Story Willkie has advised Paramount Group, Inc. and its joint venture partner in a $300 million refinancing of 712 Fifth Avenue.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis joins in on the legal feud between Waymo and Uber.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson partner Sharon Larkin and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings partner Elizabeth Ferrell have launched a new government contracts boutique, Larkin Ferrell, in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Sharon Gay replaces Joseph Blanco as managing partner of Dentons' Atlanta office.
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Full Story International transactional tax attorney, Kristin Konschnik, has joined Butler Snow in the London office.
Full Story Elena A. Lovoy has returned to McGlinchey Stafford PLLC as Of Counsel in the Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group. Based in the Birmingham office, she previously practiced in the New Orleans office.
Full Story Louisiana (“Louann”) W. Cutler has joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP as a Partner in the Trial Group in Anchorage, Alaska. She was previously at K&L Gates.
Full Story White & Case loses five London associates to join private equity partner Richard Youle at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
Full Story Day Pitney bolstered its New York office with the hire of Adam Grant as a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and as a member of its Complex Commercial Litigation practice. Grant joins from Polsinelli LLP.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke are facing delays in merger due to client conflicts.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor nabs six more attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Full Story Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has opened an office in Jacksonville, Florida. The new office will be co-managed by J. Brent Allen and Duke Regan.
Full Story Hunton & Williams LLP advised Duke Energy Corporation on its $330 Million senior notes offering.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has hired Michael Liftik, senior legal advisor to former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White. She joins the firm as a partner based in the firm’s Washington office.
Full Story Richard V. Zolezzi has joined the San Francisco office of Polsinelli.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Natura Cosméticos S.A. in its proposed acquisition of The Body Shop from L’Oréal.
Full Story Alston & Bird successfully advised Navico Inc. in an ITC investigation against Garmin International Inc. and related Garmin entities.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery helped The Heico Companies LLC acquire KaRo Kanal- und Rohrreinigungsmaschinen GmbH.
Full Story Christopher Moore has left Weil, Gotshal & Manges to join Hogan Lovells as a corporate and M&A partner in Menlo Park.
Full Story Cravath represented Premier Foods Finance plc in its £210 million debt offering.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP bolstered its Complex Commercial Litigation Practice in New York with the hire of partners Joseph Serino and Eric Leon. The duo comes to the firm from Kirkland & Ellis.
Full Story Partners approve merger between Norton Rose Fulbright and Australian firm Henry Davis York. The official combination is expected to take place within the year.
Full Story Watson Farley & Williams' revenue grew by more than 20% to nearly £160m.
Full Story Anna Howell has left Herbert Smith Freehills, where she served as co-head of energy, to join Gibson Dunn in London.
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Full Story Ogletree Deakins has added Walter Brown as a shareholder to its Kansas City office from Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC.
Full Story Christopher Moore has joined Hogan Lovells’s Corporate Practice as a partner. Based in Northern California, he was previously at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Full Story John (“Jack”) Michael Doherty has joined Thompson & Knight LLP as an Associate in the New York office's Trial Practice Group. He was previously at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.
Full Story Polsinelli expanded its Health Care presence in California with the hire of Erin L. Muellenberg, Richard K. Rifenbark and Anna Suda.
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Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP served as legal counsel to Ironwood Capital Partners, LLC in the sale of Timbervest, LLC, to Domain Timber Advisors, LLC.
Full Story Linklaters has increased the base salary for newly qualified lawyers by £1,000.
Full Story Dentons has advised the shareholders of MT Technologies GmbH on the majority of shares to AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc. The remaining shares were sold to two Co-investors.
Full Story McGuireWoods has hired Catherine L. Hess, former senior counsel with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General, as a partner in the Healthcare Department in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Ben Klinger has joined Brown Rudnick LLP's Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring team as Partner. He was previously at Sidley Austin LLP.
Full Story Porter Wright has hired Luke Fedlam to expand its Sports Law practice.
Full Story Linklaters and Baker McKenzie are advising L’Oréal in the potential sale of The Body Shop to Brazilian brand Natura Cosméticos. Natura has turned to Davis Polk & Wardwell in the €1bn sale.
Full Story McDermott partner Ettore Scandale and associate Oscar Arcà have advised Inspired and its subsidiary International School of Europe in their acquisition of International Schools of Italy and International School of Ticino.
Full Story James Koenig has joined Fenwick & West as a partner and co-leader of its privacy and cybersecurity practice. Based in the New York office, he was previously of counsel at Paul Hastings.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP represents Digital Realty in its merger with DuPont Fabros.
Full Story Noel B. Vales has joined Robinson+Cole’s Real Estate + Development Group in the New York office.
Full Story More Chadbourne & Parke exit to Covington & Burling prior to Chadbourne's merger with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels LLP welcomes Kelly Tautges as pro bono counsel.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Cressey & Company LP in its $1 billion majority stake acquisition of StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital LP.
Full Story Barbara P. Alonso has joined Fox Rothschild LLP as a partner in the Miami office. Alonso was previously a partner with Squire Patton Boggs.
Full Story Situs has turned to Kramer Levin on its acquisition of The Collingwood Group.
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Full Story Morrison & Foerster nabs life sciences licensing attorney Scott Carter from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Full Story Davis Polk & Wardwell partner, Kirtee Kapoor, killed by a train at a crossing in nearby Atherton.
Full Story Markowitz Herbold PC loses Partners Matt Donohue, Shannon Armstrong and Joe Franco, Senior Counsel Lisa Howley and Paralegal Gillian Phillips to Holland & Knight in Portland.
Full Story Marina Ross has joined Greenberg Traurig as a partner from Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, along with associate Eric Fischer. Also joining the firm is of counsel James Carenza Casareale & Partners.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP secured a major victory for taxi drivers in Philadelphia in a civil rights suit over regulations for Uber and Lyft.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advised Montreign Operating Company, LLC in an amendment to its term loan.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advised CDK Global, Inc. in its $600 million bond issuance.
Full Story Intellectual Property partner, Brett A. Krueger, is relocating to Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP's Grand Rapids office from Detroit. Partners John D. Pirich and Phillip D. Torrence will also maintain offices in Grand Rapids on a part-time basis, splitting their time between their home offices in Lansing and Kalamazoo, respectively.
Full Story Texas Tech University School of Law has named Jack Wade Nowlin as its new dean, effective July 15. He replaces former dean Darby Dickerson, who joined John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Full Story Quartum Kapital GmbH has turned to Dentons on its acquisition of Dreistern Nahrungsmittel GmbH.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised Polyus Gold International Limited in the $25 million sale of its shares in PJSC Polyus to a special purpose vehicle controlled by the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels expanded its Indianapolis office with three new associates, Brooke Dunn, BJ Grimes and Nicole Pelletier.
Full Story White & Case has hired Philip Abelson from Proskauer Rose and David Turetsky from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as partners in its restructuring practice.
Full Story Willkie advised Alpha Private Equity in the closing of Alpha Private Equity Fund 7 at €903 million.
Full Story Susman Godfrey offers up to $125,000 in associate starting bonuses.
Full Story Hunton & Williams LLP advised on the $500 million offering by Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Full Story David Gitlin has left Greenberg Traurig to join Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld as partner in its corporate and business group.
Full Story Scott Carter has joined Morrison & Foerster’s Life Sciences Group in San Francisco from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Full Story Litigation attorney Nancy S. Fong and real estate attorneys Richard J. Miltimore and Keith J. Pollock have been elected to partners Allen Matkins, effective as of July 1, 2017.
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Full Story Duane Morris employee benefits partner, Amanda Layton, has passed away at 45 from breast cancer.
Full Story McDermott has hired former Chief of the US Attorney’s Economic Crimes Unit in Boston, Sarah Walters, as a partner in the Boston office’s white collar practice.
Full Story A team of five lawyers have left Ashurst’s Paris office to launch litigation and finance practices for Gibson Dunn. The team, who will join Gibson Dunn as partners, consists of dispute resolution partners Eric Bouffard, Pierre-Emmanuel Fender and Jean-Pierre Farges, M&A and private equity partner Bertrand Delaunay and restructuring counsel Amanda Bevan.
Full Story McCarter & English has hired Amy Vanni from Reed Smith and Wilfred “Will” Coronato from Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Both join the firm as partners in the Center City Philadelphia and Newark offices, respectively.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling has elected Elvira Aliende Rodriguez to partnership in Brussels.
Full Story Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter has joined Butler Snow as an of counsel in Louisiana.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised Polyus Gold International Limited on the $1.4 billion sale of a 5 percent stake in PJSC Polyus to a consortium led by Fosun International Limited
Full Story Partners at Norton Rose Fulbright and Henry Davis York are expected to vote on a possible merger this summer.
Full Story Simon Hawkins has joined Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong as a counsel in the Financial Institutions Group. He was recently at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Full Story GrayRobinson successfully represented ASM Capital, LLC and its affiliate, ASM Mosaic LLC, in the Chapter 11 restructuring of Mosaic Management Group Inc.
Full Story Fox Rothschild successfully defended FTS USA, LLC in an appeal.
Full Story Fox Rothschild prevailed for Party City in a wage and hour suit brought by a group of former employees.
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Full Story Jackson Walker bolstered its San Antonio office with the addition of William McDonough, Peter Broderick and James McDonough joined as partners, as well as associate Art Cavazos. The group formerly practiced at Dykema Cox Smith in San Antonio.
Full Story Patent litigation partner Michael Rueckheim has joined Winston & Strawn from Fish & Richardson, along with Associates Matthew McCullough and Noori Torabi.
Full Story Uber Technologies Inc. terminated 20 employees across the board following a Perkins Coie investigation.
Full Story Angie C. Davis has been named vice chair of Baker Donelson's Labor & Employment Group. She replaces Timothy B. McConnell.
Full Story Phelps Dunbar expanded its regional health care practice with the hire of David “Beau” Haynes as counsel in its New Orleans office.
Full Story Dentons has named Peter Kubina as Slovakia Managing Partner. The firm has also recently promoted Stanislava Valientová to partner and recruited Patricia Gossányiová as of counsel.
Full Story Michelle Jacqueline Linderman joins Crowell & Moring as a partner in the International Trade Practice. Based in London, Linderman joins the firm from Ince & Co.
Full Story Catherine Berryman has joined Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry as a senior counsel.
Full Story Stroock has added Seamus Curley to its Government Affairs Business Unit in Washington, DC office as a partner. He was previously a partner at DLA Piper.
Full Story Dentons represents Rutland Partners on its recent investment in Aston Barclay.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and SSA Investments in the £454.3 million sale of 125 million ordinary shares in B&M European Value Retail S.A.
Full Story Bond Dickinson cut five roles in its Bristol office after losing its place on the UK panel of QBE.
Full Story London finance partners Mark Wesseldine and Fergus Wheeler have joined King & Spalding from Ropes & Gray.
Full Story HD Supply, Inc. turned to King & Spalding on the sale of its Waterworks business unit to an affiliate of private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $2.5 billion.
Full Story Trump has nominated several Big Law attorneys, including lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis, Dechert, McGuireWoods and Greenberg Traurig for several DOJ posts.
Full Story Davis Wright Tremaine welcomes Barbara Kunkel as the firm’s chief information officer. She was previously CIO at Troutman Sanders and Nixon Peabody LLP.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advises Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on the acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division for $2.5 billion.
Full Story Reed Smith has hired three partners in New York and San Francisco. Banking and finance partners William Veatch and Catherine Young Hagerty joins the San Francisco office from Morrison & Foerster. Meanwhile, Don Andrews has left Venable to join the firm in the Big Apple.
Full Story Dentons approves merger with Gallo Barrios Pickmann in Peru, which is expected to launch later this year.
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Full Story Lisa A. Gootee has joined Loeb & Loeb LLP’s New York office as a partner in the Real Estate Department. She comes to the firm from Haynes & Boone, LLP.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery has hired Sarah E. Walters as a partner to the Litigation Practice Group as a partner in the Boston office. SHe previously served as Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Full Story Petar Orlic has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the Real Estate Group in London. Petar was previously at Faegre Baker Daniels.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale has re-elected four partners from the St. Louis office to the firm’s Executive Committee: David W. Braswell, William M. Corrigan, Jr., Christopher M. Goff and Mark L. Stoneman.
Full Story David W. Fermino has joined the San Francisco office of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP as a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense team.
Full Story Ballard Spahr has added Charles D. Tobin to its Washington, D.C., office from Holland & Knight. He joins David J. Bodney as Co-Chair of Ballard Spahr’s Media and Entertainment Law Group.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has advised Hytera Communications Corporation Limited in its acquisition of Sepura Group PLC.
Full Story Eli J. Hare joins the Birmingham office of Burr & Forman LLP as an associate in its Financial Services Litigation Practice.
Full Story Erica F. Buckley has joined Nixon Peabody as a partner in its affordable housing practice in New York City. She was previously at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.
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Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP client, Bregal Freshstream, investments in TrueNoord.
Full Story Clifford Chance has taken a lead role for China Investment Corporation in its €12.25bn acquisition of Blackstone's Logicor. Simpson Thacher is advising Blackstone.
Full Story Cadwalader successfully advised Marcato Capital Management LP in its proxy contest with Buffalo Wild Wings.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis picks up roles advising Rue21 Inc., 21st Century Oncology Inc. and AFGlobal Corp. in their bankruptcy filings.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is advising Deere & Co. in its proposed $5.2 billion acquisition of Wirtgen Group, and other M&A deals.
Full Story Siew Kam Boon has joined Dechert LLP as a corporate partner. Based in Singapore, she comes to the firm from K&L Gates.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised on a $236 million dual currency commodity murabaha facility for Ziraat Participation Bank.
Full Story Todd Boyer has joined Baker McKenzie in in Palo Alto as a Partner in its Employment & Compensation Practice. Too comes to the firm from Littler Mendelson.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc in its $415 million acquisition of Chromalox, Inc. from Irving Place Capital.
Full Story Goodwin advised Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $359.4 million public offering.
Full Story Reed Smith is advising OakNorth Bank Limited (OakNorth) in a £21million loan to fund the development of a luxury hotel in central London.
Full Story Squire Patton Boggs welcomes former DOJ prosecuter Tara McGraw Swaminatha to the firm as a partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. She joins from DLA Piper LLP.
Full Story Edward E. Steiner has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its Global Corporate Practice. Mr. Steiner, resident in Cincinnati, arrives from Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL.
Full Story Fortune Fountain Capital bids to acquire 88.8% of Starwood Capital Group's share capital of Baccarat. Davis Polk is advising Starwood Capital.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has added Kathryn M.S. Catherwood to the San Diego office as a partner.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Eversource Energy in its $1.675 billion acquisition of Aquarion Water Company.
Full Story Despite the $180,000 starting salary, the median salary for first-year associates this year was $135,000 - the same as the median in 2015.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels welcomes back Jessica Barth to its health care and FDA group as counsel in the Indianapolis-96th Street office. She returns to the firm from Ezkenazi Health, where she was chief counsel.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb LLP represented OSI Systems, Inc. in its $75.5 million acquisition of Smiths Group plc's global explosive trace detection (ETD) business.
Full Story Rawle & Henderson has added William "Will" Polaski to its Pittsburgh office as a partner; and Laura L. Reinhart and Andrew W. Reinhart has joined Burns White, from Reinhart Sanchez, as members.
Full Story McNees Wallace & Nurick has hired Kathy Pape from Pennsylvania American Water as of counsel in its financial services and public finance practices.
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Full Story Post & Schell, P.C. has elected five associates to Principal: Joseph V. Conroy, IV; Kate A. Kleba; Jason L. Reimer; Abraham J. Rein; and Bryan M. Shay.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised AIA Group Limited in its $500 million notes offering in Taiwan.
Full Story Jones Day has hired David P. Bergers as a partner in its Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice. Based in the Boston Office, he was most recently acting deputy director of the enforcement division in the SEC.
Full Story Skadden has promoted 25 attorneys to Counsel, effective June 1.
Full Story Wilson Elser relocates downtown San Diego office. Previously located at 655 West Broadway, it is now at 1 Columbia Place, 401 West A Street, 19th floor.
Full Story Yeris Nielsen has joined Littler Mendelson as head of the Panama City office.
Full Story Dr Björn-Axel Dißars is joining Watson Farley & Williams’s Hamburg office as a Partner. Previously from Latham & Watkins, he joins the firm's energy and infrastructure practice
Full Story Anthony Nasharr is stepping down as managing partner of Polsinelli’s Chicago office and taking a three-month sabbatical. He will be replaced by Mary Clare Bonaccorsi.
Full Story Dechert LLP advised the Arab Republic of Egypt in its $3 billion Eurobond issuance.
Full Story Healthcare attorneys Carlo Coppo and David Balfour have joined Nossaman as Partners in its Healthcare Practice Group. Based in the San Diego area office, Mr. Coppo and Mr. Balfour has joined the firm from DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke.
Full Story Daniel von Brevern has joined the Düsseldorf office of McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the German Antitrust and Competition practice. He was most recently a counsel at Linklaters.
Full Story A London team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is advising CVC Capital Partners on a new €16bn (£14bn) fund.
Full Story Bond Dickinson and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has announce a formal tie up. The merger will take place in October, combining as Womble Bond Dickinson.
Full Story Dr. Joachim Kayser has joined Dechert LLP as a Financial Services/Alternative Investment Partner in Frankfurt. He was previously at PwC Germany, where he was Head of Alternative Investments as well as Asset Management Regulatory.
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Full Story Paul, Weiss advises KPS Capital Partners, LP in its acquisition of DexKo Global Inc. and its affiliates.
Full Story Patterson Belknap prevails for Islamic Society of Basking Ridge regarding its denial of a permit to build a mosque.
Full Story Ropes & Gray intellectual property litigation partner, Dalila Argaez Wendlandt, has been appointed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis welcomes back Stephen Patton as of counsel after spending the past six years as Chicago’s top lawyer.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery welcomes back Michael Austin to its Miami office. He rejoins the firm from DLA Piper.
Full Story Reed Smith launches a new aviation and aerospace practice with the hire of Elizabeth Evans and Delbert Smith from Dentons.
Full Story Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr picks up patent litigators Justin Watts and Matthew Shade from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The duo joins the firm's London office as partners.
Full Story Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has added intellectual property litigators Terry Ahearn and Stuart Bartow as co-managing partners of the firm’s office in Menlo Park, California. Ahearn was most recently a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, while Bartow comes to the firm from Paul Hastings.
Full Story Northwestern University to consider GRE scores as an alternative to LSAT.
Full Story Dentons has launched a Myanmar office with the acquisition of Livingstons Legal.
Full Story Thompson & Knight LLP welcomes Elizabeth G. Myers to its Austin office. She joins the firm from Jones Day as a trial partner.
Full Story Mediware Information Systems, Inc., represented by Ropes & Gray, acquires Kinnser Software, Inc. from Insight Venture Partners.
Full Story Hartley West has joined Kobre & Kim in San Francisco as the first member of its government enforcement defense team on the West Coast.
Full Story Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr. will join Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP’s appellate group effective July 1, 2017.
Full Story Frank T. Spano has joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in its New York office. Spano brings his experience from Hogan Lovells to the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice.
Full Story Renee R. Gregory has joined the Communications & Media Department of Willkie as counsel in the Washington office.
Full Story Jones Day served as lead counsel to Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México and the Mexico City Airport Trust in the US$2 billion Green Bonds offering. The deal won the "Structured Finance and Securitisation of the Year" award at the 12th Annual IFLR Americas Awards held on May 18th in New York.
Full Story Rob Shave joined GrayRobinson, P.A. as a director of government affairs in the Tallahassee and Fort Myers offices. He was previously at Capitol Access.
Full Story Nixon Peabody LLP advised JRINK on a convertible note offering to fund its business expansion.
Full Story Willkie represents FIS in the $477 million sale of its majority stake in Capco to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
Full Story Nola B. Heller, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who has served as Chief of the SDNY's General Crimes and Violent and Organized Crime Units, is joining Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in September as a Partner in its white-collar crime and government investigations practice.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder's Barry Somerstein represented Seven Kings Holdings Inc. in the $115 million sale of 11 Loggerhead Marina properties along the Florida coast to Suntex Marinas.
Full Story Frank T. Spano has joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in its New York office.
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Full Story McDermott Will & Emery advised Principia SGR in a 6.5 million Euro investment round.
Full Story Freshfields is advising the London Stock Exchange in its acquisition of Citigroup’s bond analytics business for $685m. Skadden is representing Citigroup.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised BV Investment Partners in the sale of TriCore Solutions to Rackspace.
Full Story Duane Morris nabs six real estate lawyers from Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. The team joining the Miami office includes partners Jay Steinman, David S. Drobner and Elaina I. Sodhi, who will co-lead the South Florida real estate practice; Special Counsel Rafael G. Moreno; and associates Jesse Giusto and Cristina T. Sanchez.
Full Story Ice Miller LLP has launched a new office in Philadelphia. The firm has hired Frederick Tecce to lead the new office the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice in that office. Fred is joined by partner Aaron Ettelman and of counsel Bryon Wasserman.
Full Story Rawle & Henderson LLP welcomes William T. “Will” Polaski to the Pittsburgh office of as a partner.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Kirkland & Ellis and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison are advising on the $14 billion merger between Huntsman Corp. and Clariant AG, as well as another $2.36 billion deal that will create the nation's sixth-largest Internet and cable operator.
Full Story Skadden advises Total Merchant Services in its proposed sale to North American Bancard Holdings.
Full Story Haynes and Boone has hired Michael DePompei as a tax partner in its Dallas office. He was the formerly director of Deloitte LLP's Washington national tax practice group.
Full Story Emefcy Group Limited purchases RWL Water from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP clients, RWL Water LLC and its owner, RSL Investments Corp.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represents the underwriters in a $2 billion SEC-registered offering by The Home Depot, Inc.
Full Story American Securities LLC, represented by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, acquires Mortgage Contracting Services.
Full Story Six Carlton Fields real estate attorneys have left the firm to join Duane Morris, following a down year.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster successfully advised the University of California in a patent dispute over its strawberry breeding program, infringed by former professors Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson to start their own strawberry breeding business, California Berry Cultivars. Jones Day advised Larson, Shaw and CBC.
Full Story Josh Wymard has joined Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott as a partner in Pittsburgh. He recently served as principal associate general counsel at Nasdaq Inc.
Full Story Brownstein has hired Tracy L. Lechner as a shareholder in the Intellectual Property Department and will lead the firm’s Cybersecurity and Technology Transactions, Licensing, Advanced Media and Privacy practice groups. She joins the firm’s Denver office.
Full Story Dentons served as legal counsel to Ingenico Group on the acquisition of Bancomzvjazok JSC's payment activities business.
Full Story Ropes & Gray client, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, together with Humanwell Healthcare (Group) Co., Ltd., acquires the sexual wellness business unit of Ansell Limited.
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Full Story Trump has tapped Locke Lord partner, Neal Rackleff, to serve as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has increased trainee salaries by £1,000. Meanwhile, pay for newly qualified solicitors has increased by 5 percent, from £71,500 to £75,000.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises the joint venture between NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. and China Resources Land on the £300m acquisition of 20 Gresham Street, City of London.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Deutsche Bank AG as Joint Bookrunner on the placement of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.'s shares.
Full Story LA BioMed and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) sells their royalty rights to Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable drug to treat submental fullness or “double chin.” Ropes & Gray advised LA BioMed and UCLA.
Full Story Littler Shareholder Yvette V. Gatling has joined Boston Shareholder Anthony Rizzotti as co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Group. Gatling succeeds Rob Wolff.
Full Story Ice Miller has opened an office in Philadelphia with the hire of three lawyers from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel - Frederick Tecce and Aaron Ettelman as partners and Bryon Wasserman as of counsel. Tecce will serve as the office managing partner and will lead the IP practice there.
Full Story Real estate litigator Matthew Parrott has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson to its New York office. He joins the firm from Katten Muchin Rosenman, along with finance partner Adam Summers from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP represents Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Ardian in the sale, together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec of 15.5 million shares in SPIE.
Full Story Bioverativ to acquire True North Therapeutics. Ropes & Gray is advising Bioverativ on the $400 million deal.
Full Story Jim Spaanstra returns to Faegre Baker Daniels' environmental practice and energy and natural resources industry team after completing a one-year term as executive director for Great Outdoors Colorado.
Full Story Recordati S.p.A, advised by Hogan Lovells, acquires commercial rights to three medicines from AstraZeneca for $300 million.
Full Story Hodgson Russ LLP relocates its Toronto office to Bay-Adelaide Center, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2050, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3.
Full Story Baker Donelson has hired Michael Horner to the Business Litigation Group. He is an of counsel in the Macon office.
Full Story Dentons welcomes Louis Skyner to its Energy practice in Russia and CIS as a partner. He joins the firm from Clifford Chance.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising HRG Group, Inc. in the $1.835 billion acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life by CF Corporation.
Full Story Winston & Strawn has closed its offices in Beijing and Taipei.
Full Story Taras Gracey joined Polsinelli as shareholder in its Chicago office.
Full Story Andrew L. Sparks, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in the Lexington office.
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Full Story Mark Adkins left Blake, Cassels & Graydon to join and open a New York office for Canadian firm, McCarthy Tétrault.
Full Story Olympus Partners acquires Reed Smith LLP client, Petmate.
Full Story Sedgwick LLP has elected Edward Smerdon, the managing partner of the London office, to the firm’s Executive Committee as an “at large” member.
Full Story Skadden advised HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. in a $3 billion contingent convertible securities by HSBC Holdings plc.
Full Story Marc E. Kasowitz of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman is representing Trump in Russia investigations.
Full Story Weil is representing Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. in its pending $190 million acquisition of Farner-Bocken Company.
Full Story Willkie represents Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of Resolve Systems®
Full Story Akerman LLP advised myMatrixx in its sale to Express Scripts.
Full Story Buchanan Ingersoll rose in the ranks of the Am Law 200 from from 110 to 108, with a 4.5 percent increase in gross revenue to $303.5 million. While, Saul Ewing dropped from 161 to 166 with a 1.6 percent decline in gross revenue to $152.5 million.
Full Story Miles & Stockbridge came in at No. 182 in the annual Am Law 200 rankings with $112 million in gross revenue in 2016.
Full Story Akin Gump advised EOG Resources, Inc. in a joint venture with The Carlyle Group to provide a $400 million funding for the development of EOG's oil and gas assets in Ellis County, Oklahoma.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. lost John (Chuck) Dolan on May 24, 2017 at 86.
Full Story Haynes and Boone client, American Airlines, establishes new routes to Cuba.
Full Story Dentons and Vella Pugliese Buosi Guidoni partners approve the formation of a strategic alliance.
Full Story Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP welcomes Pang Zhang-Whitaker as a partner in the Corporate Department.
Full Story Dorsey & Whitney LLP has recruited Erin C. Kolter to join its Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Seattle as Of Counsel. She was previously at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Full Story John J. Driscoll has joined Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP as counsel in the Corporate Department.
Full Story Elizabeth G. Myers has joined Thompson & Knight LLP’s Austin office as a Partner in the Trial Practice Group. The firm has also recently hired Counsel Paul K. Stafford and Attorney Sydne K. Collier, and Associate Jasmine S. Wynton in Dallas, Partner Kenneth P. Held in Houston, and Partner Jason A. Cohen in New York.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group on the acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life for $1.835 billion .
Full Story Polsinelli has hired intellectual property litigator Taras Gracey as a shareholder in its Chicago office.
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Full Story Fisher Phillips relocating its Houston office to One Shell Plaza in Downtown Houston on June 1.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig withdraws from representing Lantern Credit in a breach of contract suit brought by Apollo Enterprise Solutions due to conflict of interests.
Full Story Allen & Overy has introduced a new executive committee.
Full Story Transfer Window: recent hires at Addleshaw; Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie; Berwin Leighton; Clyde & Co; Curtis Mallet-Prevost; Dentons; DLA Piper; Eversheds Sutherland; Freshfields; Katten Muchin; Linklaters; Locke Lord; Paul Hastings; Squire Patton Boggs; Weil; and Withers.
Full Story Dentons in talks with Peruvian firm Gallo Barrios Pickmann for a possible tie-up. Partners expected to vote on the combination in the next few weeks.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery clients United Drug Group and its German subsidiary Ashfield Healthcare acquire sellxpert Group.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP client Clayton, Dubilier & Rice acquires Capco from FIS.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster expanded its Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation group with the addition of six IP litigators. The San Francisco-based team, which joins from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, consists of partners Stefani E. Shanberg and Jennifer J. Schmidt, of counsel Robin L. Brewer, and associates Eugene Marder, Madeleine E. Greene, and Michael J. Guo.
Full Story Scott G. Miller joins Burr & Forman LLP as a partner in its Orlando office and the firm’s Corporate and Tax practice group. He was previously a partner at Broad & Cassel for 17 years.
Full Story Linklaters senior partner Charlie Jacobs is advising Steinhoff on the proposed spin-off and listing of its Africa retail assets.
Full Story Dentons advised Beeztees on the acquisition of Karlie Flamingo GmbH, along with the trademarks of "Karlie Flamingo" and "Karlie".
Full Story Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission associate general counsel David Blass has joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as a partner for its investment funds practice in Washington D.C.
Full Story Neil Pigott has joined the London office of Boies Schiller Flexner as counsel from BNP Paribas.
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Full Story Juan-Pablo “John” Crespo has jioned Morgan Lewis as a partner in Houston. His long-time colleague, Adrian Talamantes, will join the firm on May 30.
Full Story Hunton & Williams LLP opens a new client center in Tysons, Virginia.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis LLP has opened an office in Boston. Kirkland partners Armand A. Della Monica, Neal J. Reenan and Ian N. Bushner will be relocating to launch the office.
Full Story Huntsman Corp. is represented by Kirkland & Ellis, Vinson & Elkins and Swiss firm Bar & Karrer Ltd. on its merger with Clariant. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Swiss firm Homburger are advising Clariant.
Full Story Lisa H. Bebchick has joined Ropes & Gray's business & securities litigation practice as a partner in the New York office. She was previously at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP
Full Story Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP has added Andrew S. Kasmen to the firm’s business & finance department. Kasmen practices in the Conshohocken and Philadelphia offices.
Full Story Christopher T. Timura has left Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP to join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPas of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, where he will continue his international trade practice.
Full Story Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s former managing partner of the Palo Alto, Melinda LeDuc Barker, has left the firm to join Thoits Law.
Full Story Susan Greenspon has joined Foley & Lardner LLP’s Transactions and Securities Practice as partner in the Chicago office. Greenspon was previously a partner at Dentons US, LLP.
Full Story Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission associate general counsel David Blass has joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as a partner for its investment funds practice in Washington D.C. He comes to the firm from the Investment Company Institute, where he was general counsel.
Full Story Todd Jacobs has left Shook, Hardy & Bacon to open a a Chicago office for 27-lawyer, Iowa-based Bradley & Riley. The firm will now be called Bradley Riley & Jacobs.
Full Story Ballard Spahr welcomes Dennis K. Burke—the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Senior Adviser to the Department of Homeland Security, and member of the Obama/Biden transition team that focused on homeland security administration and policy—to its Phoenix office as of counsel.
Full Story Farmers New World Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Willkie client Zurich Insurance Group, reinsured a portion of its in-force U.S. annuity business to Reinsurance Group of America.
Full Story Cozen O'Connor nabs two patent litigators from Norton Rose Fulbright. Erik Swenson and Patrick Gallagher joins the firm's Minneapolis office and its intellectual property practice.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg LLP expanded its Atlanta office with the hire of Richard Kaye as a partner in the Corporate Department. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Kaye was a member at Sherman & Howard LLC.
Full Story Samir C. Jain is joining the Washington D.C. Office of Jones Day as a partner in its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice.
Full Story Hunton & Williams bolsters its global banking and regulatory compliance practice with the return of Juan Azel, a former senior legal regulatory counsel of Standard Chartered Bank.
Full Story T. Edward Williams has jioned Armstrong Teasdale as a Litigation associate.
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Full Story Clinton Gary Burr & Forman LLP as chief strategy and business development officer in Atlanta.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan welcomes Stephen Mavroghenis and Miguel Rato as partners in the Brussels office. Stephen and Miguel joins the firm from Shearman & Sterling, along with them a team of lawyers.
Full Story A Debevoise Frankfurt team advised KanAm Grund in its acquisition of Campus E in Munich from BlackRock.
Full Story Lisa H. Bebchick has joined Ropes & Gray's business & securities litigation practice as a partner in the New York office.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Wilton Re Ltd on its acquisition of Aegon Transamerica’s payout annuity business and the bank owned/corporate owned life insurance business.
Full Story Goodwin represents Ares Management on the €665 million fundraising of its Ares European Property Enhancement Partners II.
Full Story Matthieu Grollemund has joined Baker McKenzie in Paris as a Partner. He comes to the firm from Dechert, along with Hélène Parent (Senior Associate), Raphaël Sendowski (Associate) and Gautier Valdiguié (Junior Associate).
Full Story Weil client Boyd Corporation acquires Aavid Thermalloy.
Full Story DLA Piper is adivising Katy Industries Inc. and Searchmetrics Inc. in two separate Chapter 11 cases.
Full Story Uber Technologies has promoted general counsel Salle Yoo to chief legal officer.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has welcomed Dr. Michael Rosenthal, as a partner from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he led the European Union and German competition and antitrust practice.
Full Story Brigid M. Carpenter takes over for Scott D. Carey as managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Nashville office.
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Full Story Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan nabs two more partners from Shearman & Sterling’s Brussels office: Stephen Mavroghenis, global competition head and Brussels managing partner, and Miguel Rato, competition partner.
Full Story Freeborn & Peters has launched its first Florida office in Tampa with the hire of four attorneys from Phelps Dunbar.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor nabs employee benefit/ERISA attorneys John H. Wilson, Lynn Brehm and Matthew Clyde, labor and employment attorney Brian A. Casal, and commercial litigators William J. Moorhead and Gabrielle Lee from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Full Story Michael J. Wynne joins Jones Day as a tax partner in the Chicago Office.
Full Story Olajide Oyewole LLP has joined DLA Piper Africa.
Full Story Bodman PLC welcomes Michael B. Peterman to the Detroit office as a Member.
Full Story Brownstein has launched its Condominium and Planned Community practice group as part of its Real Estate Department.
Full Story Eversheds Sutherland saw an 8% revenue increase, to £438.6m, for its non-US business during the 2016-17 financial year.
Full Story Dentons celebrated the grand opening of its Tbilisi office.
Full Story Baker Donelson has named Brigid M. Carpenter as the new managing shareholder of the Nashville office. Ms. Carpenter assumes the role previously held by Scott D. Carey for eight years.
Full Story Perkins Coie nabs Meredith Jones-McKeown, co-managing partner of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton’s San Francisco office and co-chair of the firm’s construction practice, as a partner in the commercial litigation and construction practices.
Full Story Ashurst is advising Berendsen in its £2bn takeover bid by Elis, represented by Sullivan & Cromwell.
Full Story Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has named funds partner Jason Glover as managing partner of its London office, succeeding Greg Conway. Meanwhile, Mayer Brown has elected Sally Davies to lead its City office, replacing Sean Connolly.
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Full Story Stoel Rives expanded its corporate group with several lateral hires: partners Kevin Burnett and Steven Boender in Portland from K&L Gates; of counsel Gabrielle Glemann in Seattle from Hughes Hubbard; and of counsel Mark Bonham in Salt Lake City from Sorenson Media and previously a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represented the European Investment Bank on an EUR 30 million quasi-equity loan financing with the EPS Group.
Full Story Nixon Peabody LLP advises Millennium Park Plaza in a lease with Ferrero to open the first-ever, standalone Nutella Café in downtown Chicago.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represented Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its joint acquisition, with KKR, of USI Insurance Services from Onex Corporation for $4.3 billion.
Full Story Broad and Cassel has opened an office in Palm Beach with the hire of former Akerman partner and veteran estate planning attorney John Raymond as a partner.
Full Story Cozen O'Connor nabs six more attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney: Matthew Clyde, Lynn Brehm, John Wilson, William Moorhead, Gabrielle Lee and Brian Casal.
Full Story Dentons has launched the Dentons Global LGBT+ Network.
Full Story Karin Holloch has joined Jones Day's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice as a partner in its Düsseldorf Office.
Full Story Law school applicants will soon have the option of taking the Law School Admissions Test as many times as they want during a two-year period.
Full Story Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to move its Pittsburgh headquarters from One Oxford Centre to the city’s iconic Union Trust Building in October 2019.
Full Story Willkie advised DiamondRock Hospitality Company in a Term Loan Agreement.
Full Story ​Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has recruited Christopher T. Timura from Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP. Timura joins the Washington, D.C. office as of counsel.
Full Story University of California, Berkeley School of Law has named Erwin Chemerinsky as its next dean. He will replace Interim Dean Melissa Murray on July 1.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advised Tencent in the Series C financing of Yixin Capital Limited.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig has hired Walter Howl to the Phoenix office as Of Counsel in the firm’s dynamic Corporate and Securities Practice.
Full Story Spencer Fane opens a new office in Las Vegas with John Mowbray.
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Full Story Katharine J. Neer, a former Assistant Secretary for General Government and Financial Services in the New York State Governor’s Office, has joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Government Law & Policy Practice in the Albany office.
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw is laying off at least 40 lawyers and staffers.
Full Story Kutak Rock served as bond counsel to Boulder Housing Partners in its $29,705,000 acquisition of Tantra Lake Apartments.
Full Story Reed Smith has implemented a low-cost parenting perk in an effort to retain women lawyers.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling intellectual property partner, Richard Hsu, has left the firm to become a managing director at Major, Lindsey & Africa in San Francisco.
Full Story Sanjay Thapar has joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP as a partner in the Leveraged Finance group from Shearman & Sterling.
Full Story Davis Wright Tremaine has elected new members to the executive committee.
Full Story David Ubaldi has been named partner-in-charge of Davis Wright Tremaine’s Bellevue office. Ubaldi takes over from Mark Berry, who recently became chair of Davis Wright Tremaine’s executive committee and chair of its firmwide employment practice.
Full Story O’Melveny represented AKUA in its $3 million series seed financing.
Full Story Nathan M. Wilda has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in its Chicago office.
Full Story Hunton & Williams LLP acted as counsel to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC on a $40 million remarketing of the Indiana Michigan Power Company Project.
Full Story Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend advises Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. in its acquisition of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc., represented by Troutman Sanders LLP.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig is advising Medina Capital in its joint venture with BC Partners and Longview Asset Management to acquire CenturyLink Inc.'s data centers and associated colocation business.
Full Story King & Spalding advised Gulf Investment Corporation in its minority stake acquisition in Sudair Pharmaceutical Company.
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Full Story Drew Littman has joined Brownstein’s Government Relations Department as a policy director in the Washington, D.C., office.
Full Story Ashurst renews its strategic alliance with China’s Guantao Law Firm for another six years.
Full Story Skadden is advising Moody’s in its €3bn acquisition of Bureau van Dijk from EQT, who turned to Allen & Overy.
Full Story O’Melveny & Myers welcomes back former federal prosecutor Damali Taylor as a partner in the firm’s white-collar defense and corporate investigations practice. She rejoins the San Francisco office.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represents Oakley Capital Investments on its investment in TechInsights.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Corporate partner, Robert B. Stebbins, has been named General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Full Story Dechert advised Pharnext SA in its strategic partnership with Tasly Pharmaceutical.
Full Story Morris, Manning & Martin advised MacStadium in a growth equity financing.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised Claranet on its £80 million equity investment by Tikehau Capital
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has named Gavin Anderson, Morgan J. Hayes, Rafael Kariyev, Sue Meng, Edwin Northover, Jane Shvets and Ramya S. Tiller partners, effective July 1, 2017.
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Full Story A Goodwin Life Sciences team advised Cerevance in a $5 million extension of its Series A financing.
Full Story DLA Piper is providing Spanish and international legal advice, along with Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, to Atlantia on its €16.3bn bid for Abertis.
Full Story Squire Patton Boggs has hired Henry Davey as a consultant in its Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group in London from Herbert Smith Freehills.
Full Story Mark Bonham has joined Stoel Rives LLP in the Salt Lake City office. Bonham formerly was a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Full Story Weil is advising inVentiv Health, Inc. and selling shareholders Thomas H. Lee Partners and Advent International in inVentiv's $4.6 billion merger with INC Research Holdings, Inc.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represented PPC Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of Pexco LLC from Odyssey Investments Partners, LLC.
Full Story Gordon Reese obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance claim adjustment firm in an insurance claim.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised the Trustee of the UK Nortel Pension Scheme in the settlement of Nortel's residual assets.
Full Story California bar exam pass-rate continues to slide.
Full Story A Proskauer partner in Washington, D.C. sued the firm for gender discrimination.
Full Story Wilson Elser attorneys obtained a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a not-for-profit ambulance service in a claim alleging gross negligence and EMT/wrongful death.
Full Story Wilson Elser obtained summary judgment for a city harbor department against claims of interrupting the plaintiff's business due to a massive fire in September 2014 that shut down the port.
Full Story Wilson Elser has recruited Robert Cornish Jr. to the Washington, DC, office as of counsel.
Full Story Brandon Fox has joined Jenner & Block from the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles, where he served as the chief of the public corruption and civil rights section.
Full Story Steven Cherny has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in New York from Kirkland & Ellis.
Full Story Garvey Schubert Barer has hired Seattle-based fishery and maritime lawyer Andrew Richards as a partner.
Full Story Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis has appointed Keith E. Whitson as managing partner of the Pittsburgh office, succeeding George McGrann, who served in the role since 2012.
Full Story PPC Industries, Inc., advised by Paul, Weiss, completed its acquisition of Pexco LLC from Odyssey Investments Partners, LLC.
Full Story Nixon Peabody represented Francis Ford Coppola Winery in its acquisition of an 100-acre parcel in the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak American Viticultural Area.
Full Story Hunton & Williams LLP is serving as Bond Counsel to the City of Atlanta in the issuance of its $226,175,000 Water and Wastewater Revenue Refunding Bonds
Full Story Paul, Weiss client KPS Capital Partners, LP is acquiring TaylorMade Golf Company from adidas AG for $425 million.
Full Story Federal prosecutors have charged former Foley & Lardner partner, Walter “Chet” Little, with insider trading.
Full Story Baker McKenzie hired two partners, Kenneth Quinn and Jennifer Trock, from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and other lateral moves.
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Full Story Willkie represented Colony NorthStar, Inc. and Chatham Lodging Trust in its $850 million refinancing.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels bolstered its finance and restructuring group with the addition of Angie Snell as an associate in the Chicago office. Snell was previously an associate in the restructuring group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Full Story Healthcare attorneys Carlo Coppo and David Balfour have joined Nossaman's Healthcare Practice Group as Partners in its newly opened San Diego area office. Mr. Coppo and Mr. Balfour join from DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke.
Full Story Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe senior counsel M. Laurence “Larry” Popofsky has passed away on May 9.
Full Story Paul Wassgren has joined DLA Piper’s Corporate practice as a partner in Los Angeles.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes Marc H. Simon to the New York office in its Entertainment Law Practice.
Full Story Nixon Peabody CWL has hired two new consultants in Hong Kong, Rollin Chan and David Tang, from their respective private practices.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has added Nolan J. Mitchell as a partner in the Boston office.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won a role adivising Neptune Oil & Gas on its $3.9bn acquisition of Engie’s oil and gas unit. Neptune’s management has turned to Macfarlanes. French law firm Bredin Prat is representing Engie.
Full Story Osborne Clarke has promoted six UK and German lawyers to partner.