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Full Story Weil Gotshal & Manges promoted 10 lawyers to Parter in the U.S., Poland, and Hong Kong. New Partners are: Adam Banks (NY), Evert Christensen (NY), David Gail (Dallas), Matthew Goulding (Boston), David Griffiths (NY), Marcin Iwaniszyn
Full Story A process that allows clients to get the most value out of the review dollars they spend, but is very different than the standard first and second pass review.
Full Story Millennials are making their mark on Atlanta’s largest law firms. The firms are making big changes for their youngest cohort of lawyers. But they are expecting—and learning how to get—a lot in return.
Full Story Stefan Riegler will lead Wolf Theiss’s arbitration group in Vienna and further expand its multi-jurisdictional arbitral practice. Riegler specializes in representing companies involved in commercial legal disputes before arbitral tribunals and can look back at more than a decade of experience in this area.
Full Story The Service Employees International Union, which represents State Bar of California employees, filed an unfair practice charge against the agency last week, alleging bad faith bargaining regarding compensation.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that it represented Canadian investor Stoneway Capital Corporation on two significant transactions, completed on November 15, 2017, related to the construction of a combined-cycle power plant in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Stoneway Capital is completing construction of 686.5 MW of generating capacity that will supply electricity under long-term power purchase agreements with CAMMESA, the operator of the wholesale electricity m
Full Story Being in a job for “a long time” is kind of like sitting in your favorite easy chair. It’s comfortable. It’s familiar. It’s … easy. But there are downsides of sitting in it too long.
Full Story Forget Brown v. Board of Education. Inclusion isn’t a favor to the socially diverse (i.e., women, African-Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ). Diversity is essential to winning. Corporate clients know this already, and they want to win.
Full Story As the autumn gives way to the winter, the mind of every unfulfilled attorney turns to lateral moves.
Full Story Director of Litigation, Eric Mahr, has left the the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division just as it gears up for a trial over the merger of AT&T and Time Warner. Mahr said his departure was planned in advanced.
Full Story The scale and scope of artificial intelligence is well-described. Merrill Lynch predicts an “annual creative disruption impact” of $14 to $33 trillion by 2025. Accenture estimates AI could double annual economic growth for 12 developed nations by 2035. Stephen Hawking predicts “the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity.”
Full Story How can companies make sure they have sexual harassment policies in place to protect interests and employees? We talked to several attorneys about common pitfalls and the lay of the land in the corporate environment right now. Here are highlights from those conversations.
Full Story This week’s withdrawal of four of the five lawyers defending attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, accused of killing his wife more than a year ago, leaves a daunting task for the remaining lawyer, noted criminal defense specialist Bruce Harvey.
Full Story GDPR is the new protocol harmonizing data protection standards across the EU and it’s got a long enough arm and carries hefty enough penalties that clients — and firms — need to get right with this law before it comes into force.
Full Story The Nevada Supreme Court has suspended Las Vegas lawyer, Jacob Hafter, for six months partly because he accused a judge of religious discrimination on Facebook.
Full Story our Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have been featured in the D CEO Magazine’s 2017 listing of the most influential leaders in North Texas. Firm Co-Founder Michael Boone, Managing Partner Tim Powers, and Partners Melissa Goodman and Jeff Dorrill were included in the 2017 “Dallas 500” directory.
Full Story Baker McKenzie strengthens its tax practice with a Lateral from PwC: Thomas Schänzle joins in Frankfurt as a partner effective April 1, 2018.
Full Story Knobbe Martens Client Voip-Pal.com, Inc. Receives Decisions from the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board on the Remaining Seven IPR’s Filed by Apple and AT&T
Full Story Mayer Brown announced that five Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners were named winners of Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List.” Partners include: Henninger "Hank" Bullock (NY), Laura Hammargren (Chicago), Paul Hughs (DC), Michael Kimberly (DC), and Bronwyn Pollock (Los Angeles).
Full Story On November 2, 2017, Republicans revealed their tax plan in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “House Bill”). While most of the media attention has been focused narrowly on the cut to corporate tax rates and the changes in the individual tax brackets and deductions, the House Bill, and the soon-to-come companion Senate version, have several significant provisions that make important changes affecting executive compensation and employee benefits generally.
Full Story Citibank was ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to pay $3.75 million in redress and a $2.75 million fine over student loan servicing failure allegations.
Full Story Attorneys often think that an aggressive approach to litigation is part of the duty to act as a zealous advocate for clients. But attorneys who represent debt collectors may face additional risks, because California courts have held that litigation tactics may constitute violations of statutes prohibiting unfair debt collection practices.
Full Story It is with profound sadness that Thompson Coburn recognizes the passing of Liz Westbrooks, Loss Prevention Counsel, who died November 15 at the age of 32.
Full Story Two private law schools in Florida have been disciplined in little more than a year for enrolling students who the American Bar Association believes are unlikely to graduate and pass the bar.
Full Story Think about this: waking up and “getting ready” for work by just taking a few steps to your home office or kitchen, opening up your laptop, and beginning and ending your workday all without ever leaving your home.
Full Story Freshfields rivals watch closely to see whether radical reforms can revitalize the firm.
Full Story Kathleen McDonnell died on Nov. 13. After retiring from a 25-year career at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, she became a career counselor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the past five years.
Full Story Dozens of employers have been caught off guard by the rash of class-action lawsuits recently filed in Illinois alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). But while Illinois was the first, it is no longer the only state restricting private entities’ use of biometrics. Other states have enacted or are considering similar legislation. Any company using biometric information for employees or customers should take steps to ensure their compliance with other states’ st
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels intellectual property (IP) partner Brian Lefort has been admitted as a Solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Full Story Needs-based employment is hardly a new phenomenon. Since even before the Industrial Age, when a business needed a toolmaker, an accountant or some other skilled worker, it hired one. It then “owned” one, as Bryan Clifton describes the relationship.
Full Story Hogan Lovells and Innovate Finance announce the continuation of their Strategic Partnership.
Full Story Under § 727(a)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code, a court shall not grant a debtor’s discharge if “the debtor has concealed, destroyed, mutilated, falsified, or failed to keep or preserve any recorded information, including books, documents, records, and papers, from which the debtor’s financial condition or business transactions might be ascertained, unless such act or failure to act was justified under all of the circumstances of the case.”
Full Story Few TA organizations are informing their decision-making and organizational structure based on the differentiated nature of their own workforce.
Full Story Former Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Hunton & Williams lawyer Keila Ravelo has pleaded guilty in a phony invoice scheme that bilked the law firms out of nearly $7.9 million.
Full Story David Balto, an antitrust lawyer and former FTC policy director, discusses the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit to stop AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.”
Full Story Uber faces a number of lawsuits in which it could be held liable if its drivers are found to be classified as employees. A regulatory tribunal across the Atlantic may have given U.S. drivers suing the company a slight boost in their claim that they aren’t independent contractors.
Full Story A Harvard law grad who helps businesses create ethical cultures has settled state and federal lawsuits that claimed an advertising agency for Chobani yogurt co-opted his “how” philosophy with a “how matters” marketing campaign.
Full Story Watson Farley & Williams has posted a 13% revenue increase to take its fee income above £70m for the first half of the financial year.
Full Story As a result, two employees tasked with handling the response process have left the company, including Uber in-house lawyer Craig Clark, who reported to the company’s chief security officer.
Full Story Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today the addition of three more partners in the national corporate and M&A and competition and regulatory teams across Sydney and Melbourne. New Partners include: Belinda Harvey, Chris Mitchell, and Vincent Dwyer.
Full Story McCarter & English attorney Guillermo C. Artiles has been named to the Environment and Energy committee of New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represented the underwriters in the US$1.33 billion initial public offering of shares of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd that debuted on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 17 November 2017.
Full Story Davis Wright Tremaine LLP advised Ajinomoto Co. Inc. in its latest strategic acquisition.
Full Story Joseph Otting is a lifetime banking industry veteran whose most notable accomplishment was overseeing a particularly nasty mortgage bank engaged in some particularly shady practices at the height of the financial crisis might.
Full Story Uber Technologies Inc.’s admission Tuesday that it waited a year to disclose a massive data breach could put the company in the crosshairs of a California law that mandates prompt notification—both to the public and to state regulators—of significant cyberattacks.
Full Story Sedgwick will close after a series of office closings and significant departures. The future of the eight attorneys in its Miami office has not been disclosed.
Full Story The ABA has filed an amicus brief with the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that opposes fixed bail schedules in Calhoun, Georgia.
Full Story The Austin-based law firm Powell & Leon, which specializes in education law, has opened an office in Houston and has hired lateral partner Geneva Taylor to manage it.
Full Story Almost universally, the long and unpredictable hours are what attorneys dislike most about this practice area.
Full Story A lawyer’s decision to concede guilt at trial over his client’s express objection violated the client’s Sixth Amendment rights, the ABA says in an amicus brief filed Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Full Story Many Big Law firms promote generous paid parental leave policies in order to woo young lawyers hoping to start a family, but those benefits often don’t apply at the same levels to staff providing support work, an analysis by Big Law Business has found.
Full Story The panelists at a recent Harvard Law School discussion about the power of special prosecutors agreed on this: There’s no flawless system that uses the executive branch to investigate the executive branch.
Full Story Husch Blackwell (AmLaw 100 firm) has announced they are conducting layoffs among partners and counsel; no associates will be impacted by the cuts.
Full Story This Republican administration has a real opportunity to set policy regarding key issues impacting employers moving forward -- but will that ever happen?
Full Story Throughout 2017, Biglaw firm of Sedgwick has been shedding partners and other senior attorneys at an alarming rate. And departures haven't stopped there.
Full Story With instruction from two prominent IP litigators—and cameos from a real client, expert witness and PTAB judges—students in Berkeley Law's Patent Litigation II class are drafting and arguing petitions for inter partes review.
Full Story U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is tasked with overseeing the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, but it won’t be the first time the judge has handled a mega media merger.
Full Story Archer attorney Michael L. Collins was recently appointed to the New Jersey School Ethics Commission by Governor Chris Christie. His term of service continues until June 8, 2020. A member of Archer’s Government Affairs Group, Mr. Collins concentrates his practice in the area of state and local law and government.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. on its SEC-registered offering of $1 billion liquidation preference of non-step-up, non-cumulative contingent convertible perpetual preferred tier 1 securities. The preferred securities will be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
Full Story When a law firm partner misbehaves, the firm’s general counsel is often caught between being a trusted adviser to the partner while representing the best interests of the law firm.
Full Story Dentons represented French energy group EDF in the sale of the group’s assets in Poland to PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. The transaction was worth upward of €1 billion. Under the terms of the deal, PGE acquired four combined heat and power plants in Kraków, Gdańsk, Gdynia and Toruń, a heat distribution network in Toruń, and the Rybnik power plant, as well as EDF’s shares in ZEC Kogeneracja. ZEC Kogeneracja owns four heat and power plants in Wrocław, Zielona Góra, Czechnica and Zawidawa and
Full Story Lawyers for Google Inc. argue a class action that accuses the company of pay discrimination casts too wide a net with overbroad claims of alleged gender inequities and unfair promotion opportunities for women.
Full Story On August 24, 2017, Judge Martin Glenn of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted Cravath client Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd’s (“Allied World”) motion to compel arbitration of an adversary proceeding for recovery on an insurance contract issued to the collapsed commodities trading firm, MF Global.
Full Story Ropes & Gray names Neill Jakobe has been named managing partner of the firm's 130 person Chicago office.
Full Story Quinn Emanuel welcomes Kami Haeri to the firm's office in Paris as a partner. He will chair the firm's Commercial Litigation and White Collar practices.
Full Story On November 20, 2017, AmerisourceBergen Corporation (“AmerisourceBergen”) and H. D. Smith announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which AmerisourceBergen will purchase H. D. Smith, the largest independent wholesaler in the United States, for $815 million in cash. Cravath is representing AmerisourceBergen in connection with the transaction.
Full Story Facebook Inc. won’t have to face claims by a massive potential class that it tracked offline users’ internet activities, after a California federal court dismissed the suit for a third and final time.
Full Story A year after pushing total bounties past the $100 million mark, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program forged ahead in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 with nearly $50 million in awards to 12 tipsters, bringing the total number of recipients to 46.
Full Story The U.S. lawsuit to stop AT&T Inc.’s takeover of Time Warner Inc. has sparked accusations that the Justice Department, driven by political meddling from the Trump White House, is pursuing a risky case that it’s bound to lose.
Full Story Experts gathered at UC Berkeley School of Law Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act with frank discussions on how the problem of ageism has—and hasn’t— changed since the bill passed.
Full Story The growth of litigation funding has widened the pool of law firms that can take on big cases, but their increasing popularity means boutique firms that have traditionally landed multimillion-dollar lawsuits by taking them on contingency or offering alternative fee arrangements are now taking a hit.
Full Story After more than two decades at DLA Piper, and despite a multigeneration family connection to one of DLA Piper’s predecessor firms, intellectual property litigator Hugh Marbury is making the move to Cozen O’Connor, where he will help lead the IP practice in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton today announced that partner Rachael M. Bushey has rejoined the firm as chair of Life Sciences and vice chair of its thriving and nationally regarded Health Sciences Department. She rejoins Pepper from Hogan Lovells.
Full Story A lack of clear consensus on international tax rules, unilateral measures such as the U.K.’s diverted profits tax and other factors are contributing to an increasingly chaotic and uncertain environment for multinational companies, tax practitioners said.
Full Story Skadden is representing an investor consortium in its $362.1 million going-private acquisition of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Public Joint Stock Company "GLOBALTRUCK MANAGEMENT" (the "Company") in connection with its initial public offering of ordinary shares (the “Offering”).
Full Story International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Roger Kuan and Jason Novak have joined as partners in the Firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice. Roger and Jason will be resident in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
Full Story Skadden advised Old Mutual plc on the strategic and managed separation of its U.S. asset management business OM Asset Management plc (OMAM) through various public and private disposals for an aggregate consideration of more than $2 billion since 2014.
Full Story South Florida attorneys: Krista Fowler Acuna has joined Hamilton Miller & Birthisel as a partner in Miami. Brandon Floch has joined Kenny Nachwalter’s Miami office as an associate. George Trautmann IV has joined Frankl Kominsky in Boynton Beach as an associate. Rachel Oostendorp has joined Carlton Fields Miami office as an associate.
Full Story Five percent may not seem like a large amount, but with today’s announcement that Brigham Young University Law School will accept the GRE in lieu of the formerly ubiquitous LSAT for admissions — beginning in Fall 2018 — we may have reached a crucial tipping point. BYU Law joins Harvard, Columbia, Northwestern, Arizona, Georgetown, Hawaii, Washington University in St. Louis, St. John’s, Wake Forest, and Texas A&M in accepting the GRE.
Full Story While reports from Wells Fargo & Co. and Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group showed slowing demand growth industrywide, Pennsylvania firms appear to be in better shape than most.
Full Story Revenue growth slowed in Texas during the third quarter, compared to a solid first half, according to market reports from two banks.
Full Story The suspension of a user on Twitch, a video platform, underscores the question of what companies can and should do about hate speech online.
Full Story As technology has evolved and with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), today’s HR leaders are shifting to broader talent management responsibilities.
Full Story Willkie represents Eads Distribution, LLC, a portfolio company of client CapStreet Group, in the sale of Eads Distribution to FCX Performance, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners.
Full Story DLA Piper prepared the report on behalf of INSOL International, a global federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who focus on turnaround and insolvency.
Full Story Clients and firms have a lot of needs, but they all boil down to streamlining work.
Full Story In the paradigm shift of digital transformation, communicating with millennials becomes a tool for personal injury attorneys in effectively arguing to a jury.
Full Story A federal judge on Monday issued a permanent injunction that blocks President Donald Trump’s order denying funds to sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate in immigration enforcement.
Full Story U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter has signed off on a $75 million settlement from Michael Foods, a subsidiary of packaged food producing giant Post, to settle claims against it in the egg antitrust litigation in federal court.
Full Story Dentons welcomes Michael Agosti into the Firm’s Ottawa office as a Senior Business Advisor in the Government Affairs and Public Policy group.
Full Story Cahill represented Citibank, N.A., as a lead arranger and administrative agent, and the other arrangers in connection with an incremental credit facility for Rackspace Hosting, Inc.,
Full Story Fulfilling a campaign promise, State Bar of Texas President-Elect Joe Longley has appointed a task force to examine how much transparency there is, or isn’t, at the State Bar.
Full Story Mayer Brown's four new City partners are: corporate and securities lawyer Rebecca Bothamley, tax lawyer Ben Fryer, real estate lawyer Iain Roberts, and litigation and dispute resolution lawyer Jessica Walker.
Full Story Husch Blackwell says it is cutting about 40 partners and of counsel from its ranks through retirements and “year-end transitions.” The percentage of lawyers leaving the firm is around 4%
Full Story Keila Ravelo, along with her husband, was initially indicted on charges of wire fraud and embezzlement for allegedly creating dummy corporations to funnel “legal consulting fees” (for work that was never actually done) from both of her former firms (Willkie Farr; and Hunton & Williams).
Full Story The University of Illinois at Chicago revealed on Monday that it has been in “preliminary discussions” with the John Marshall Law School to explore absorbing it into the university.
Full Story Weil Gotshal & Manges corporate veteran Peter King is leaving the firm to take up a senior role at the Treasury.
Full Story Law firm Hannes Snellman welcomes Mikko Huimala as Partner, in the Tier 1 Competition & Procurement practice.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP welcomes Brian S. Lennon to the firm as a Partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department in New York.
Full Story Marianne Plamondon, MBA, CHRP, has joined the firm’s Montréal office as a partner in the labour and employment law group.
Full Story International law firm, Baker Botts L.L.P., announced the promotion of 11 lawyers to Partner, effective January 1, 2018.
Full Story Goodwin welcomes Markus Bauman into the firm's London office as partner in its Technology and Life Sciences practices.
Full Story Fenwick & West welcomes Idan Netser as a tax partner at the firm.
Full Story BLM London head Jennette Newman has resigned from the firm alongside fellow insurance partner Jonathan Edwards.
Full Story ALM CEO Bill Carter discusses the thinking behind next week’s LegalWeek CONNECT conference, including the UK legal market’s reputation for innovation, the event’s prestigious advisory board, and the key themes up for discussion.
Full Story In 2017, best practices for new client intake ought to include credit card authorization forms.
Full Story Big Data has become an essential component of business — over 80% of company assets are now intellectual property, and that percentage does not appear to be decreasing anytime soon.
Full Story Andrea Tromberg, managing partner of Boca Raton-based Gladstone Law Group, has acquired the firm from founder Roger Gladstone and is planning to expand the services that the now-rebranded firm offers.
Full Story As your business gets more creative with your giving campaign this holiday season, it is important to carefully navigate the applicable laws and regulations or you could find that no good deed goes unpunished.
Full Story The Senate Nov. 15 passed the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act ( S. 807) to extend whistleblower protection to employees who provide information to the Justice Department related to criminal antitrust violations.
Full Story Leading Global Firm Mayer Brown announces the promotion of 16 lawyers worldwide to counsel, effective January 1, 2018.
Full Story Thanks to recent efforts to harmonize the Commercial Division’s rules with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, discovery in the Commercial Division now largely mirrors that in federal courts. Nevertheless, there remain important differences between discovery practice in the Commercial Division, federal courts, and other New York State courts.
Full Story Several general counsel whose companies have been lauded for their treatment of LGBTQ employees weigh in on why inclusion matters.
Full Story Polsinelli’s Chuck Thompson has been selected for a three-year term as a board member of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Full Story Williams Mullen welcomes Wenhong You to the Virginia Beach office of the firm as an associate in the Business & Corporate pratice.
Full Story Williams Mullen welcomes Aaron Siegrist to the firm as a Labor & Employment associate in the Richmond office.
Full Story Hospitals could be dealt a financial blow under congressional Republicans’ attempts to overhaul federal tax law due to increased taxes on employees and automatic cuts to Medicare.
Full Story Replacement counsel faces a series of unique challenges and risks, particularly when entering a case riddled with problems. Here are five tips for replacement counsel to reduce those risks.
Full Story Attorney Brian A. Seidenberg, a senior associate at GrayRobinson’s Fort Lauderdale office, was elected to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Council Board of Governors for the 2018 term.
Full Story Adams and Reese welcomes Amy L. Hanna Keeney as special counsel and member of the litigation practice group. A licensed attorney in Georgia since 2010 and in Florida since 2011, Keeney will work out of the firm’s recently-opened office in Atlanta.
Full Story Global Law Firm Jones Day welcomes David Martin Connelly as a partner in the Energy Practice in the Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story As previously announced, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP moved into its new Chicago office location at 155 North Wacker Drive. The move provides additional attorney offices and an improved layout design.
Full Story More than half of the individuals who took the bar exam passed this year, increasing the passage rate from previous years. The Bar exam was converted to a two-day format.
Full Story Corporate and nonprofit programs could help the area address its talent shortfall, cited as the biggest challenge in a new report on regional competitiveness.
Full Story Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) appoints Peter R. Knight to its Board of Directors.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb welcomes dispute resolution lawyer James Norris-Jones. Norris-Jones will join the firm as a partner in the firm's London office.
Full Story Who's Who Legal looks at pre-eminent lawyers aged 45 or under at the end of 2018, who the market considers to be the future leaders of the arbitration profession.
Full Story Adams and Reese welcomes Gustavo A. Narvaez, Ph.D. as a Senior Patent Agent (non-lawyer) working with the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Team. Narvaez will work out of the New Orleans and recently-opened Atlanta offices.
Full Story When searching for candidates to fill an open role, the question becomes quantity or quality -- but sometime it's both.
Full Story Adams and Reese welcomes Paula M. Reever as a government affairs advisor with the government relations team in D.C.
Full Story Clyde & Co forms association with Malaysian firm Shaikh David & Co. The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has two partners, Shaikh Abdul Saleem and James David, alongside five other associates.
Full Story An ALM Intelligence report found that 43 percent of lawyers at about 400 large firms are millennials. Five large Texas firms beat that average.
Full Story The percentage of prospective lawyers who passed California's July bar exam crept upward to 49.6 percent, ending a three-year skid in scores marked last year by the lowest pass rate—43 percent—in three decades.
Full Story Farhana Khera is no stranger to hate. As the executive director of Muslim Advocates, she and her staff work with volunteer lawyers and dedicated faith leaders across the country to stand up to hate and bias through education, advocacy and litigation.
Full Story One of the most valuable feature updates in Google's job search tool is providing job-seekers with information on pay ranges for posted positions.
Full Story Outline of the new Dubai International Arbitration Centre (the DIAC) Arbitration Rules for 2018.
Full Story Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. will call out companies with no women on their boards, under a Nov. 16 update to the policies behind its voting advice for investors.
Full Story Current President-Elect Jorge Piedra of Piedra & Associates in Coral Gables will take the helm as president of the organization when the officers and board of directors are installed Jan. 27 at the 44th Annual CABA Gala.
Full Story Virtual reality has been nonexistent in U.S. courtrooms, however, burdened by logistical concerns, high costs, and legal fears it could prove unduly persuasive for impressionable jurors.
Full Story Developments in the areas of contract life cycle management, deal technology, big data, and legal operations have the potential in the near future to transform the way in-house legal departments do business.
Full Story A federal judge in San Jose has put to rest claims that the company snooped on users' browsing even when they were logged out of the social media site.
Full Story Sexual harassment may be the corporate risk factor with the highest negative impact on corporate employee morale, retention, and productivity.
Full Story Epstein Becker Green has promoted four attorneys to Members of the Firm, effective January 2, 2018. Members include: David J. Clark, Aime Dempsey, Charles C. Dunham, IV, and Kate B. Rhodes.
Full Story Mayer Brown announced that William Glassey is now Head of Insurance in the London office.
Full Story In Episode 11, Professor Molly Brady from the University of Virginia joins us to discuss damaging clauses and her recent law review article. She has done some great research and is an enthusiastic and informative guest.
Full Story Dentons hires a new partner, partner Mhairi Main Garcia, in the Dubai office. Garcia joins the Energy and Infrastructure practice. She was previously with Ashurst as Counsel.
Full Story Law Firm Osborne Clarke mourns the loss of former real estate partner Simon Speirs, who passed away this weekend.
Full Story Ropes & Gray appoints corporate partner Julie Jones as the firm’s first-ever female chair, after the retirement of long-serving leader Bradford Malt at the end of 2019.
Full Story President Trump adds 5 judges to his list of U.S. Supreme Court nominees: Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Kevin Newsome, Britt Grant, and PAtrick Wyrick.
Full Story Justifying the cost of legal services is a constant battle. All clients want to feel like that the quality of their legal representation is worth the cost—that they’re getting a good value.
Full Story Blank Rome received the 2017 Advancing Women Company Award by The Philadelphia Business Journal and was honored at a reception on Thursday, November 16, along with 30 women honorees who received the “Women of Distinction” award based on their career accomplishments and community service.
Full Story Richard Bruckner has joined the firm Mayer Brown as a senior land use specialist in its Government Relations & Public Law practice in Los Angeles. Previously, Mr. Bruckner was the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.
Full Story When it comes to employee engagement, it’s often difficult to sort fact from fiction. Take a look at some workforce engagement myths that commonly bombard us.
Full Story Wolf Theiss welcomes Lana Sarajlić, an independent Attorney at Law based in Sarajevo. Wolf Theiss has been expanding quite a bit, having recently hired new partners in Poland and Romania.
Full Story Shoosmiths appoints experienced media rights expert David Murray as a consultant, strengthening its multi-disciplinary sports team.
Full Story The Ninth Circuit publicly released its decision refusing to quash a federal grand jury subpoena served upon it demanding it identify users.
Full Story Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Associate, Caitlin Quander, has joined the board of trustees of Historic Denver as of Nov. 1. As a trustee, Quander will help oversee the organization’s operations, staff and mission.
Full Story Dorsey & Whitney LLP has named 16 new partners, both domestically and internationally. The new partners are located throughout multiple offices: Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, London, Minneapolis, New York, Salt Lake City, and Toronto.
Full Story The Johnstown’s flood tax could have 5.6 percent diverted to the state’s “distressed” municipalities fund, under a measure suggested by a state senator.
Full Story Patients would have the benefit of knowing whether health care providers working at hospitals and outpatient surgery centers go to their own facilities to seek treatment, under a bill that has been fast-tracked in the Florida House.
Full Story Manatt’s Richard Gottlieb, co-chair of the firm’s financial services group, on how the resignation of Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), could impact the bureau as a whole.
Full Story Global law firm Dentons has launched a consulting unit staffed with more than 50 former general counsel across the world to advise in-house legal departments.
Full Story Anderson Kill welcomes Christopher Armstrong, a transactional tax attorney, to the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. He comes to Anderson Kill after 11 years with a global law firm, one of the ten largest in the U.S.
Full Story Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP welcomes two new corporate and transactional partners, Todd E. Lenson and Jordan M. Rosenbaum, to the law firm’s Corporate Department.
Full Story Hugh J. Marbury — a seasoned, first-chair IP litigator with experience representing domestic/international clients in contentious, joins Cozen O'Connor as an IP Litigator.
Full Story Montgomery McCracken welcomes Louis R. Moffa, Jr. to the firm, as a Partner and General Counsel (GC). Moffa joins the firm's Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR) practice Group.
Full Story The acting chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday suggested the agency under a Republican majority may not continue to push for pay data collection efforts that target the wage gap, a day after a lawsuit slammed a decision by the Trump administration to scuttle a reporting requirement.
Full Story On Thursday, California unveiled its latest set of marijuana regulations—this time, emergency rules that will guide the legalized recreational market when it opens in January.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has voted to return the firm to a single ladder, with a longer structure enabling those at the top to receive roughly six times more than those at the bottom.
Full Story Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Bryan Cave are planning on consolidating their London operations in one office if the merger between the pair is successful.
Full Story Sherman & Howard LLP adds three new Associate attorneys: James Korte, Jasmine R. Rodenburg, and Katherine Snow.
Full Story Wiley Rein LLP announces new partners: Laura El-Sabaawi, Leland H. Jones IV, Roger H. Miksad, Katy M. Ross, Jeremy J. Schofer, and Brandis L. Zehr. Tessa Caeloto, Jeffrey O. Frank, Craig Smith, and Tara L. Ward were also promoted to Of Counsel.
Full Story What do general counsel (GC) and in-house lawyers really want from their law firms? Learn how the 'old school' approach is changing.
Full Story The U.S. firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan secured a license to open an office in Qatar early next year. This will be their first location in the Middle East.
Full Story Ashurst City has seen multiple departures in the last few weeks, including exits from its seven-partner New York CLO team.
Full Story Stefan Riegler, office managing partner at Baker McKenzie in Vienna, is set to leave to join his firmer firm Wolf Theiss.
Full Story Revisiting the subject of employee handbooks -- helpful or obsolete?
Full Story The Anglo-Australian firm, Mishcon de Reya, has hired dispute resolution partner Ben Giaretta.
Full Story McGuireWoods has selected 21 lawyers for partnership effective Jan. 1, 201.
Full Story President Trump's Administration takes steps to implement the rollback of Obama Era sanctions relief.
Full Story Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, GArrett & Dunner, LLP announced today that applications for its 2018-2019 Diversity Scholarship are now being accepted.
Full Story Valparaiso University School of Law, located in northwestern Indiana, announced that it will not enroll an incoming class this fall.
Full Story Acts of terrorism in the name of religion are no longer isolated to just one country -- which is now creating management issues for all employers.
Full Story A new survey from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) shows that outside spend still dominates, even though legal departments may be striving to do more in-house work.
Full Story The long-running and worsening shortage of lawyers in rural areas has challenged the profession’s most prominent minds. A new idea emerged at the “Eliminating Barriers to Justice” conference held at Georgia State University College of Law Wednesday.
Full Story A Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr counsel in Washington who specializes in regulatory and government affairs plans to divest interests in six major U.S. companies if he’s confirmed to lead enforcement and compliance efforts at the U.S. Commerce Department.
Full Story Burr & Forman LLP announces that Orlando Counsel Vivien Monaco has been appointed to the Urban Land Institute’s Florida Community and Housing Development Product Council. Vivien will serve a three-year term on the Council. She has been an active member of the ULI since 2014.
Full Story Cozette Tran-Caffee was recently appointed to a one-year term as a member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon’s (ACLU of Oregon) Lawyers Committee.
Full Story Since President Trump took office, there has been a lot of conversation about deregulation within the US.
Full Story Rhode Island Congressman James R. Langevin has invited Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team lawyer Linn F. Freedman to be a part of his newly formed Cyber Rhode Island Advisory Committee.
Full Story Underwood Law Firm, originally based out of Amarillo, TX, has opened a new office location in Austin, TX, with two new hires specializing in education. The new hires, Colby Nichols and Andrew Tatgenhorst came from Austin's Powell & Leon.
Full Story FORMA Therapeutics recruits Christine Bellon as Vice President, general counsel (GC), and corporate secretary. She joins the biotech startup from Relay Therapeutics of Cambridge, MA, where she was senior VP of legal affairs and, with a Ph.D., contributed to the scientific strategy of the organization.
Full Story A visit to BYU Law in Provo to check out LawX, the brainchild of Kimball D. Parker, and D. Gordon Smith.
Full Story Miles & Stockbridge welcomes Russel V. Randle to its Washington, D.C. office as a principal in the Products Liability & Mass Torts practice. Randle previously worked at Squire Patton Boggs.
Full Story It's time to take a more proactive stance towards addressing sexual harassment allegations. Some guidance to employers on addressing harassment issues in the workplace and steps which can be taken to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg welcome Gary Caris to the firm, as a Partner in the Finance, Insolvency, and Restructuring Department.
Full Story The Texas Diversity Council honors three partners from Bracewell LLP: Yvonne Y. Ho, Amy E. Parker, and Constance Gall Rhebergen.
Full Story A multitude of factors can influence the speed of culture change across an organization, but there are things you can do to speed up the process.
Full Story Explore what Artificial Intelligence (AI) really means.
Full Story Steve Ginsburg, formerly from Duane Morris, joins Litchfield Cavo as Partner in the Atlanta office.
Full Story Female lawyers have been stepping up to take on sexual harassment and employment discrimination allegations to instigate change.
Full Story Law Firm King & Spaulding re-elects incumbent Chair Robert Hays.
Full Story The Lawyer’s Financial Management report combines attributable data gathered during the UK 200 research process and insightful case studies to uncover how firms are improving lock-up and funding transformational investments through borrowing.
Full Story One of GE's first moves after CEO John Flannery took the helm was to whittle down the company's board size.
Full Story Publishing giant Pearson launched a new diversity pledge after telling its external law firms to improve their gender and BME representation.
Full Story Following Gordon Dadds and Gateley, Keystone Law is set to become the third UK firm to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Full Story The first partner exits have commenced on the confirmation that BLP was in merger talks with US Bryan Cave last month.
Full Story The U.S. Supreme Court’s handling of key cases challenging the constitutional status of SEC administrative law judges may hinge on the possibility that Justice Neil Gorsuch will recuse in one of the cases.
Full Story BA President Hilarie Bass defended an ABA committee’s ratings of judicial nominees on Wednesday after GOP senators charged in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that liberal bias could be swaying the evaluations.
Full Story Cravath represented the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities, in connection with the $1.1 billion 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior notes offering of Navistar International Corporation.
Full Story Simpson Thacher promotes 11 new partners throughout the firm's domestic and international offices.
Full Story Law Firm Moore & Van Allen welcomes Elizabeth Applegate Dieck to their environmental law practice. Dieck previously served as the Director of Environmental Affairs for the SC Depart. of Health and Environmental Control.
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Full Story Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray has announced his resignation.
Full Story James R. Zazzali, Of Counsel at Gibbons P.C. and former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, was appointed to serve as ethics counsel to Transition2018.
Full Story Trump Administration illegally blocks Obama-era rule requiring employers to provide more employee-pay data as part of effort to tackle the wage gap.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton achieves 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the sixth year it has received the top score and been designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
Full Story The Pittsburgh Times reports that Pittsburgh law firms may benefit as more companies increase their outside law spend, survey says.
Full Story Mercedes Colwin, a Gordon Rees managing partner in the New York Office, stepped down after making a comment, on the Sean Hannity show, that that women frequently lie about sexual harassment and that actual victims are “few and far between."
Full Story Texas A&M University School of Law becomes the latest law school to join in the national trend (gaining traction) of accepting the GRE for admissions, in lieu of the LSAT. According to the dean, accepting the GRE makes it cheaper for Texans to go to law school.
Full Story Law Firm Mayer Brown launches a new blog focusing on important developments and trends related to employee benefits and executive compensation.
Full Story Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP welcomes Karen T. Rigberg, who previously served as Managing Counsel at Toyota Motor North America, to the firm as Counsel in the Antritrust Group in the firm's Los Angeles, CA office.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has added four new attorneys to its roster. Christopher S. Baxter, a staff attorney in the Columbus office. Michael H. Borofsky is a litigation associate in the Dallas office. Jodie Distler is of counsel in the Corporate Department, practicing in the firm’s Chicago office. Peter D. Hamann, an associate in the South Bend, Oregon office.
Full Story Holland & Hart’s commercial and bankruptcy litigation attorney Bob Faucher, was appointed as a Lawyer Representative by the US District and Bankruptcy Courts, District of Idaho.
Full Story The American Bar Association (ABA) began a study last week to determine why women are leaving the profession mid-career, with a Summit at Harvard Law School. Co-Chairs include Roberta Liebenberg and Stephanie Scharf.
Full Story Dentons has formed a team of more than 50 former General Counsel to launch a new venture, Nextlaw In-House Solutions, to provide consulting services to in-house legal teams as well as a line-up of legal tech and process management experts.
Full Story Williams Mullen announces that Lauren Fussell, previously a US District Court law clerk for Judge Ronnie Greer in the Eastern District of Tennessee, joined the firm as a Litigation associate in the Raleigh office.
Full Story Architects and lawyers discuss the steps necessary in transferring a business to a new state or country.
Full Story Ropes & Gray welcomes Keren Rimon, formerly of Harvard Management Company where she held the position of Senior Vice President — Private Funds, to the firm’s private investment funds practice as a Counsel in the Boston office.
Full Story Black lawyers at firms, including DLA, Linklaters and Ashurst, discuss why ethnic minorities are underrepresented at the top end of the UK legal profession.
Full Story PwC recently released their annual survey of large UK firms. Among other things, they surveyed the role of technology in the reshaping the way firms deliver their services. According to PwC, 70% of the firms reported using client collaboration technology.
Full Story American firms at the higher end of the market in London, appear to be doing well compared to their UK counterparts in terms of profitability and their capacity to attract and retain top talent. It is also true that UK firms have generally struggled to penetrate the US market.
Full Story The amount of schools accepting the GRE in lieu of the traditional LSAT for their application process is growing, now including Wake Forest Schools of Law — joining Harvard, Columbia, Northwestern, Arizona, Georgetown, Hawaii, Washington University in St. Louis, and St. John’s in taking the exam for Fall 2018 admission.
Full Story The firm has implemented a new operating structure, with the business split in two -- one group handling legal operations and the other overseeing client relationships.
Full Story Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has promoted two female London lawyers, Amy Kennedy and Deirdre Taylor, to partner in the US firm’s City base. Kennedy is a Finance lawyer and Taylor is an antitrust of counsel.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale announces the addition of Litigation partner Michelle L. Alamo. Her practice encompasses a wide range of complex business and litigation matters.
Full Story Post & Schell P.C. announce that Michael W. Winfield, formerly of Rhoads & Sinon LLP, joined the Firm as a Principal in its Construction, Government Contracts & Surety Law Practice Group, in the Harrisburg, PA office.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that all four attorneys from Wilson & Helms LLP, G. Gray Wilson, Linda L. Helms, Stuart H. Russell, and Lorin J. Lapidus have joined the Firm in the Winston-Salem office.
Full Story Hiring the right people is about leveraging your recruiting resources to attract the best talent. Unfortunately, there are many ways that law firms sabotage their recruiting efforts.
Full Story Stress is a year-round issue, but significantly increases during the holidays. Lifeworks and HR.com found that 71% of employers say their employees need help with managing their stress levels.If you’re not investing in improving employee well-being, you may lose talent.
Full Story Hill Dickinson Partner, Sumeet Malhotra has joined the Singapore office. Sumeet began his career as an advocate at the Mumbai Bar, practicing at a Chambers
Full Story Hiring is a form of selling: You’re selling opportunity. The hope is that top talent will choose you. Interviews involve walking a fine line, where you need to sell the job, but also confirming that the candidate is a good fit for your client.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and Commerzbank as mandated lead arrangers on the CHF 500 million financing for Geberit
Full Story KPMG has made two partner hires from Eversheds Sutherland and Shoosmiths. M&A partner Richard Lewis, previously at Eversheds, has joined KPMG to head up its London corporate legal team. Shoosmiths partner Emma Gibson, has joined KPMG to establish up a legal services hub in Reading
Full Story Water Law Attorney Stefanie Morris returns to Best & Best as a partner after serving four years as the in-house
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented BBVA, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Santander as initial purchasers bond offering by Axtel S.A.B de C.V.
Full Story Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures loses $1b finance deal with China’s Huahua Media.
Full Story Holland & Knight won a dismissal in the lawsuit representing Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Full Story William C. Sjoberg joins Porter Wright’s International Business & Trade practice in DC.
Full Story Kelley Drye represents in Ramano’s Macaroni Grill $5M DIP Loan
Full Story Winstead adds Of Counsel, Chris Compton to the Public Finance Practice Group in the Dallas office.
Full Story William “Bill” Gaede of McDermott Will & Emery won a jury verdict in March 2016 affirming the validity of Amgen Inc.’s patents for a new class of medicines.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher won a $3 billion verdict for HP against Oracle at trial in Santa Clara Superior Court, a sanctions order terminating a case against client AEW Capital Management, and a more than $37 million verdict for Aetna Inc. in a case against a group of Bay Area surgical centers. That record landed the firm, a runner-up spot in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Department of the Year competition.
Full Story Alston & Bird earned a top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a yearly survey by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that measures commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality
Full Story Dorsey & Whitney LLP welcomes Mark Burghardt to Salt Lake City.
Full Story Mayer Brown represented TransCanada Corporation & Altice N.V.
Full Story Eckert Seamans welcomes partners Sara Davis Buss and Christopher J. Rayl, as public finance attorneys to the Pittsburgh office.
Full Story Foley & Mansfield adds Stephen Novakidis to the asbestos defense team.
Full Story Jones Day welcomes Christopher Anderson to the Firm's Health Care Practice as a partner in its Chicago Office.
Full Story White & Case welcomes Ashurst London corporate partner Dominic Ross.
Full Story Porter Wright adds Partner Thomas Shipley Jones in the firm’s Pittsburgh office
Full Story The Irish Development Agency (IDA) is working to promote the appeal of Ireland as a legal centre and encourage international law firms to launch in Dublin.
Full Story Raúl J. Valdés-Fauli is leaving Fox Rothschild for a position with US Labor Department.
Full Story White & Case has hired Ashurst London corporate partner Dominic Ross, shortly after fellow corporate partner James Wood left to join Sidley Austin in London.
Full Story Valparaiso University School of Law has lost accreditation from the ABA due to not being in compliance with admissions standards.
Full Story Law firms are facing a new challenge from alternative legal services providers in responding to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Full Story Team of Reed Smith attorneys obtain a dismissal for client HCR ManorCare after 6 years of litigation.
Full Story Leading UK law firms are weighing up introducing ethnic diversity targets for the first time, as addressing the dearth of black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers rises up the agenda.
Full Story Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein welcomes Stanley Majkut to the firm’s real estate transactions department.
Full Story Holland & Knight welcomes partners Todd Kimbrough and Dane McKaughan in Austin.
Full Story Hunton & Williams LLP represents Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC on $550m aggregate principal amount of first mortgage bonds.
Full Story Promega had won $52 million in lost profit damages from Carlsbad, California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a dispute over DNA testing kits. Once the Supreme Court eliminated recovery for extraterritorial sales, that left Madison, Wisconsin, biotech Promega with zero.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes Lizbeth R. Levinson and Ronald M. Wisla.
Full Story Kramer Levin welcomes Partners Todd Lenson and Jordan Rosenbaum to the Corporate Practice
Full Story Reed Smith has announced the addition Monday of Xiaoyan Zhang as counsel in the firm’s Information Technology, Privacy and Data Security practice group.
Full Story Benesch Friedlander welcomes staff attorney Grant Gieske and associate Karly B. Johnson.
Full Story The Mazel Group LLC sold the tract in North Miami-Dade County for $40 million to San Simeon Lennar LLC represented by Michael Rosen, a partner at Fowler Rodriguez in Coral Gables.
Full Story Baker Botts advises Jefferies LLC
Full Story Baker Botts advises Westlake Chemical Corporation in $500m notes offering.
Full Story Cahill represented J.P. Morgan in refinancing of the Tailored Brands, Inc.
Full Story Miami attorneys at Bilzin Sumberg defeated a lien on their clients’ property and won a $3.8 million verdict on a counterclaim.
Full Story Adam H. Schuman, who prosecuted crimes related to the “Wolf of Wall Street” securities fraud has joined Perkins Coie as a partner in its white collar and investigations practice.
Full Story Baker McKenzie represents ADDvise Group AB in acquisition of AB Germa.
Full Story Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck welcomes Reema Nandy in Albuquerque.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton LLP welcomes Raina L. Richter has joined the firm as of counsel in Los Angeles
Full Story former partner at DLA Piper, Hugh Marbury, joins Cozen O’Connor in the IP department.
Full Story Cravath represents Citigroup and Wells Fargo Securities $600 million registered senior notes offering of Markel Corporation.
Full Story Cravath represented Morgan Stanley, in $250 million registered floating rate notes offering of Harris Corporation.
Full Story Hunton & Williams represents American Electric Power Company, Inc.’s on $1 billion Senior Notes deal.
Full Story Skadden advises Bytedance in acquisition of Musical.ly.
Full Story Skadden represented PPDAI Group on $221 million IPO deal.
Full Story McGuireWoods advised Andeavor Logistics LP in the $445 million acquisition of oil storage and terminal assets.
Full Story Nelson Mullins welcomes Woojin Shin to Washington, DC.
Full Story Morgan Lewis welcomes partners Susan Feigin Harris and Donna Clark joined to the Houston office to begin the Health Care Practice group.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising The J.G. Wentworth Company’s $449.5 million senior secured credit facility deal.
Full Story Associates, Sara Schiavone & Nathan Sisodia join Porter Wright in the Columbia office
Full Story Xiaoyan Zhang joins Reed Smith in San Francisco from Mayer Brown.
Full Story Ivan Zapien joins Hogan Lovells in DC in the Government Relations and Policy Advocacy practice.
Full Story Cahill represented Comcast Corporation’s and NBCUniversal’s $5.5 billion exchange offer.
Full Story Nixon Peabody LLP advised PEG Africa, in a USD $13.5M deal.
Full Story Partner Chuck Katz, a public finance attorney, joins Barnes & Thornburg LLP in the Chicago office.
Full Story Partner Ed O’Callaghan has left the firm to join the US DOJ.
Full Story Kramer Levin closes a historic $340 million securitization of revenues being the largest solar securitization to date.
Full Story Partner Patrick Cooke & associate, Patrick G. Cooke join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP.
Full Story Robert Shrosbree joins Dykema's Detroit office in the Corporate Finance Department.
Full Story Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Bryan Cave expected to merge in January 2018.
Full Story Bracewell LLP represented Shell Energy North America
Full Story Day Pitney LLP relocated the Boca Raton office to 225 NE Mizner Boulevard, Suite 350.
Full Story Pittsburgh firms Houston Harbaugh, P.C. and Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. have agreed to merge by January 2018.
Full Story Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advises Square Inc. on public notes offering
Full Story Eversheds Sutherland is representing the UK Government on a deal that covers more than one million sq ft of real estate.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Celgene Corporation on a $3 billion deal
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani achieved a $1.2 million award for African-American artist Thomas Blackshear for breach of contract and misappropriation of his publicity rights .
Full Story McDermott Advises MBN Gmbh on the sale of 51% of shares to German private equity firm Perusa.
Full Story Adam Overstreet joins Burr & Forman as Counsel in Birmingham.
Full Story Partner Christopher Anderson has joined Jones Day in the Health Care Practice in Chicago.
Full Story Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE on the acquisition of aboalarm.
Full Story Associate Adam Arikat has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas. John Sokatch & Kyle Owens join Dykema Cox Smith. Baker McKenzie's Robert Albaral named managing partner of the Firm’s Dallas office.
Full Story Adam Overstreet joins Burr & Forman LLP’s health care practice group as Counsel in the Birmingham office.
Full Story Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised Husky Energy on its $435 million acquisition of Superior Refinery from Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.
Full Story Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein has added Joshua Laff to its real estate transactions department; and Emily Ryan-Fiore has joined Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby as an associate in the medical malpractice and civil rights and municipal liability groups.
Full Story McDermott bolstered its discovery services sector with the addition of Christopher Adams
Full Story Baker McKenzie represented the InVenture and Earlybird funds in the €16 million fundraising for Convargo.
Full Story Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel has recruited Dineo Mpela-Thompson as its new chief marketing officer after a short vacancy in the position.
Full Story European Investment Bank has provided a €25 million loan to Hogan Lovells client voxeljet AG.
Full Story Dykema bolstered its Dallas office with the addition of Kyle A. Owens and John C. Sokatch as senior counsel.
Full Story Jaime Reichardt has joined Sills Cummis & Gross as Chair of the State and Local Tax Practice, resident in the Princeton office.
Full Story Allen & Overy is advising Total on its $2bn acquisition of Engie assets. Clifford Chance represented Engie in the sale.
Full Story Dentons has advised TLG IMMOBILIEN AG on the acquisition of 27 follow-up care centres, supermarkets and discounters across Germany.
Full Story Tokyo managing partner Simon Black has left Allen & Overy to join the management of BESS.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels welcomes Chris Raftery to its construction and real estate groups as an associate in the Denver office.
Full Story O’Melveny client Microsemi Corporation acquires the high performance timing business of Vectron International from Knowles Corporation for $130 million.
Full Story Eurazeo SE acquires WorldStrides from Metalmark, represented by Davis Polk.
Full Story Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it represented Otelco Inc. in its its long-term debt refinancing.
Full Story Littler welcomes five associates to its Denver office: Katie Bosbyshell, Elizabeth Froehlke, David Gartenberg, Lauren Meyerholz and Adrienne Scheffey.
Full Story Amanda Jabour Kowalski has joined Barley Snyder in the Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story Willkie has advised E2open and Zyme in its combination.
Full Story Cadwalader represented fusionZone Automotive on its majority recapitalization by Primus Capital.
Full Story Life Sciences attorneys Paweł Hincz (local partner) and Juliusz Krzyżanowski (senior associate) have joined Baker McKenzie’s IP/TMT/Life Sciences group.
Full Story Wiley Rein LLP acted as regulatory counsel to magicJack VocalTec, Ltd. in its acquisition by B. Riley Principal Investments LLC.
Full Story Hogan Lovells is advising DCC plc in its $200 million acquisition of a portion of NGL Energy Partners LP’s Retail Propane Business.
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Full Story Bracewell LLP is advising Evercore in Valero Energy Partners GP LLC's $508 million acquisition of the Port Arthur terminal assets and Parkway Pipeline LLC from Valero Energy Corporation.
Full Story Mayer Brown and Studio Legale Galbiati, Sacchi e Associati, advised Woolrich International Limited on the minority stake acquisition by Goldwin Inc.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised LeoVegas in its acquisition of Web Investments Limited.
Full Story Delek US Holdings, Inc. acquires Alon USA Partners, LP. Baker Botts represented Delek US.
Full Story Stephen Heifetz has left Steptoe & Johnson to join Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has added Barry L. Klein to its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice as a partner in the Philadelphia office.
Full Story Bracewell LLP advises Talen Energy Corporation in the sale of its equity interests in Talen Energy's Interstate Energy Company LLC pipeline subsidiary to Adelphia Gateway, LLC.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels welcomes nineteen associates across its Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, London and Minneapolis offices.
Full Story Willkie represented Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. and Vatera Healthcare Partners in Melinta's merger with Cempra, Inc.
Full Story Cravath represented the dealers, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and PNC Capital Markets LLC in PNC Bank, National Association's $1.75 billion notes offering.
Full Story Kutak Rock has elected Debra Thompson to succeed David Amsden as the new Atlanta managing partner.
Full Story has joined Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP bolstered its Government Affairs and Strategic Counsel group with the addition of Mark R. Jacobson, Ph.D., as a Senior Policy Advisor.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. has hired Kulsoom Z. Hasan as an associate in its Newark office in the Intellectual Property Department.
Full Story Adrienne Ramsay has joined Baker Donelson's Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story Corephotonics has turned to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in an infringement suit against Apple over smartphone camera lens and image zoom technologies.
Full Story DLA Piper has hired Michael Krauss to join its Litigation practice as partner in the Minneapolis office.
Full Story William Candelaria has joined DLA Piper's Finance practice as a partner in the New York office.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery represents H. Binderer GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of the Binderer Winery to Les Grands Chais de France.
Full Story The New York Times drops Boies Schiller Flexner over Weinstein case.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has promoted London-based finance associate Charles Armstrong and corporate associate Huw Thomas to partnerships in a 31-strong global promotions round.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have taken roles advising on the merger of Npower and SSE’s domestic retail operations.
Full Story Barclay Damon LLP merges with energy-environmental firm Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, P.C.
Full Story Latham & Watkins bolstered its Corporate Department in Madrid with the addition of Juan Picón, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, and José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos as partners.
Full Story Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads adds Erin K. Clarke as an ­associate in the litigation department and a member of the labor and employment practice group.
Full Story Polsinelli has hired former assistant U.S. attorney Ellen Persons to join its Government Investigations and Compliance practice.
Full Story Seacoast Banking Corporation acquires Holland & Knight client Palm Beach Community Bank.
Full Story Akin Gump advised Warrior Met Coal, Inc. in its $350 million secured notes offering.
Full Story GrayRobinson, P.A. grew its Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa offices with the addition of Natalie C. Bunnell, Sarah Parrow, William V. Stein, Beth Sterner, Natalie M. Yello and Danella C. Williams as associates.
Full Story IDEX Corporation, advised by Skadden represented, acquired by Faure Herman to Le Garrec et Cie and BNP Paribas Development.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has promoted London associates Charles Armstrong and Huw Thomas to partner in a global round of 31.
Full Story Boies Schiller Flexner represented the New York Times while seeking to stop the newspaper from publishing an article about Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP has added Tyler Hong Shik Won to the Washington, D.C., office oas a partner in its intellectual property and international trade practices. He joins K&L Gates from Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
Full Story Alice Huang joins Morgan Lewis as a partner in Hong Kong.
Full Story Kathleen A. Maloles joins Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin in the firm’s trusts and estates department; and Begley, Carlin & Mandio has recruited Thomas Hora.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP has elected 31 associates to the partnership and 12 associates have been promoted to of counsel, effective January 1, 2018.
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Full Story ​Jeremy Kenley and Sandy Bhogal have left Mayer Brown International to join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP's London office as partners.
Full Story Broadcom offeris a $130bn bid for US microchip rival Qualcomm. Paul Weiss is acting for Qualcomm, while Wachtell and Latham are advising Broadcom.
Full Story Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has hired Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutor and case controller Sacha Harber-Kelly as a partner.
Full Story Fabrice Piollet has joined McDermott Will & Emery as Counsel in the Paris office's corporate, M&A and private equity team.
Full Story Dechert LLP advised Hercules Capital, Inc. in its $125 million acquisition of select venture loan assets from Ares Capital Corporation.
Full Story Reed Smith client London & Regional Properties refinances its Atlas Hotel portfolio.
Full Story Steven J. Campbell joins Robinson+Cole as its new Chief Operating Officer.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented The Export-Import Bank of Korea on its $2 billion offering.
Full Story Adams and Reese welcomes new associates Jennifer C. Bergeron, Said Jabbour, Alexandra G. Roselli and Hunter J. Schoen.
Full Story Munger, Tolles & Olson has hired Elaine Goldenberg, an assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, as a partner in its new appellate practice in Washington.
Full Story Weil represents OMERS Infrastructure on additional interest in Kemble Water Holdings.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP welcomes new attorneys J. Alexander Brock, R. Danielle Burnett, Samuel L. Chapman, Cassandra R. Daum, Nicholas P. Flint, and Nicole L. Kalkines.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has named Robert Albaral as Managing Partner of the Dallas office. Robert succeeds Michael Santa Maria, who was recently appointed Chair of the Firm’s North America International Commercial Practice Group.
Full Story Patricia “Pat” Shrader has joined Hogan Lovells as Of Counsel in its Washington, D. C. office.
Full Story Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited has turned to Lowenstein Sandler in its pending acquisition of DuPont Teijin Films.
Full Story Mhairi Main Garcia has left Ashurst to join Dentons as a partner in the Energy and Infrastructure practice in Dubai.
Full Story Intellectual property litigator Luke Shannon has joined Polsinelli's Chicago office as a Shareholder in the Intellectual Property Department.
Full Story Cravath represented Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V. in its S$1.3 billion bridge loan facility.
Full Story Goldberg, Miller & Rubin has added Kevin Carter as an associate in the Philadelphia office.
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Full Story Linklaters advises Aldermore on its potential £1.1bn sale to FirstRand, represented by DLA Piper.
Full Story Foley & Lardner represents Black Duck Software, Inc. on its pending acquisition by Synopsys.
Full Story Dentons represents Solarcentury on its strategic partnership with Capital Stage.
Full Story McDermott client Poxel SA forms a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma for the development and commercialization in Asia of diabetes treatment drug Imeglimin.
Full Story Covington client Jefferies LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. in its $3.9 billion acquisition by Novartis AG.
Full Story Taylor English Duma has recruited two partners, tax practitioner Jack Sawyer from Alston & Bird and entertainment lawyer Sandra Brown from her private practice. And other lateral moves.
Full Story Rachel Shields has joined Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford.
Full Story Mayer Brown’s global co-head of corporate and securities Jeremy Kenley is moving to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher with London tax head Sandy Bhogal.
Full Story CCMP Capital Advisors, advised by Ropes & Gray, sells its majority stake in Pure Gym to Leonard Green & Partners.
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Full Story Elizabeth Clark, Real Estate Senior Counsel in Allen Matkin's San Francisco office, has passed away on October 30, 2017.
Full Story Cravath is representing Unilever in its acquisition of the TAZO brand from Starbucks for $384 million.
Full Story Pierre R. Yanney joins BakerHostetler as a Partner in the Intellectual Property Group and patent litigation team. Yanney, resident in the New York office, comes to the firm from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.
Full Story DLA Piper has recruited William Candelaria to joins its Finance practice as a partner in the New York office.
Full Story Stephen Amdur has left Latham & Watkins to join Pillsbury’s New York office as partner.
Full Story Nelson Mullins recently advised Cecil Bancorp, Inc. in its bankruptcy reorganization and $30.2 million private placement transaction.
Full Story DLA Piper bolstered its Litigation practice with the hire of Michael Krauss as partner in the Minneapolis office.
Full Story Mark Waite has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the firm's Litigation practice in Houston.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP welcomes federal litigator and white-collar defense attorney Samuel Rosenthal as a partner in its Washington, DC office. Rosenthal was most recently a partner at Squire Patton Boggs.
Full Story Baker McKenzie represented Isapre Consalud in an antitrust case.
Full Story Ropes & Gray client Audax Private Equity acquires Ecolab’s Equipment Care business from Ecolab Inc.
Full Story Allen & Overy is advising AMP Capital in its £220m acquisition of Leeds Bradford Airport from Bridgepoint Capital, represented by Goodwin Procter.
Full Story Spencer Fane LLP bolstered its Litigation Group with the addition of Partner Melissa Sherman to the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas office.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster has promoted Hong Kong associate, Ivy Tang, to of counsel. Meanwhile, in Beijing, Chen Yi has joined the firm as an of counsel in the Corporate Group.
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Full Story Emeco Holdings Limited turned to Baker McKenzie on its $69.8 million acquisition of Force Equipment Pty Ltd and an $80 million capital raising to fund the acquisition.
Full Story Latham & Watkins bolstered its Corporate Department in Madrid with the hire of Juan Picón, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, and José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos as partners.
Full Story Baker McKenzie welcomes Dr. Katja Heuterkes to its Munich office from Dechert.
Full Story Latham & Watkins nabs Juan Picon, an international senior partner and global co-chair at DLA Piper. He joins the firm in Madrid.
Full Story David Swinburne joins Jones Day's Private Equity Practice as a partner in its Paris Office. Joining with him are associates Sylvain Kabeya and Kévin Bousset.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP represents Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its acquisition of SunSource.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P. represented Oil Search in its S$400 million acquisition on a number of oil assets in the Alaska North Slope from Armstrong Energy LLC and GMT Exploration Company LLC.
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Full Story Michael Krauss has joined DLA Piper’s Litigation practice as partner in the Minneapolis office. Krauss comes to the firm from Faegre Baker Daniels.
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Full Story Willkie has welcomed Brian Lennon to its Business Reorganization and Restructuring Practice.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder bolstered its New York office with the hire of three lawyers from recently dissolved New York firm, Wormser Kiely Galef & Jacobs. Patricia Gannon has joined the firm as a Shareholder, while Marcela Bermudez is a senior counsel in the immigration and naturalization practice. Harlan Greenman has joined Greenspoon as of counsel in the firm’s real estate practice group.
Full Story Francisco Partners has acquired a majority stake in Davis Polk client Comodo Group's certificate authority business.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in its $20 million secured loan facility extension.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Banco de Crédito del Perú in its offering of senior notes.
Full Story William Candelaria has joined DLA Piper’s Finance practice as a partner in the New York office.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher nabs Nicole Saharsky, an assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s appellate and constitutional law practice group.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder expanded its New York office with the hire of Shareholder Patricia L. Gannon and Senior Counsel Marcela Bermudez to the Immigration and Naturalization practice, as well as Of Counsel Harlan Greenman to the firm’s Real Estate practice group.
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Full Story Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati changes its leadership board. Corporate partner Katharine “Katie” Martin will take over as chair of the firm’s board while Larry Sonsini takes an active role as senior and founding partner.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Kissner Group Holdings LP in its acquisition of US Salt, LLC from Crestwood Equity Partners LP for $225 million.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson partners with Brazilian lawyer and consultant Fernando Quintana Merino and will later join the firm as a partner at in the Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story Larry Lee has joined Stinson Leonard Street as a partner in the Denver office.
Full Story Baker McKenzie named Jaime Trujillo, former Managing Partner of the Firm’s Colombia office, to succeed Claudia Prado as the new Chair of the Firm’s Latin America Regional Council.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP welcomes back Aisling O’Shea to the Washington, D.C. office as Special Counsel in the Litigation Group. She rejoins the firm after serving as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.
Full Story Paul, Weiss advises General Atlantic LLC in its minority stake acquisition in Authentic Brands Group LLC.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represented Mosaic Acquisition Corp. in its IPO.
Full Story Alexander Gomonov joins Latham & Watkins in Moscow as a partner in the Corporate Department.
Full Story Dentons launches a new office in Melbourne.
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP bolstered its Capital Markets and M&A practices with the addition of five partners. David Buck, Jon Daly, Angela Richards and George Vlahakos will be based in its Houston office, with the remaining partner – Bill Cooper – splitting his time between Houston and Washington, D.C.
Full Story James Wood is joining Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in its London office.
Full Story Dentons merges with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens.
Full Story Angela Styles has left Crowell & Moring to join Bracewell as a government contracts partner in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Latham & Watkins represents Capella Education Company in its merger with Strayer Education, Inc.
Full Story FinTech lawyer and thought leader, Lee Schneider, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the Financial Institutions Advisory Practice Group. Lee comes to the firm’s New York office from Debevoise & Plimpton.
Full Story Wolfgang Deselaers has joined Cleary Gottlieb as a partner. Wolfgang was previously at Linklaters.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Ropes & Gray has elected partners.
Full Story Reed Smith nabs Peggy Heeg from Norton Rose Fulbright, where she has worked since 2003, as a partner in its energy and natural resources group in Houston.
Full Story Mayer Brown advised the selling shareholders of Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH on its sale to CGS.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has announced a number of leadership changes in its practice.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg LLP welcomes Natalie Perry to its Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate Department from Ice Miller.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb has elected three partners and 10 counsel in the firm’s Brussels, London, New York, Paris, and Washington, D.C. offices, effective January 1, 2018.
Full Story John P. Streelman has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a partner in the Firm’s Franchise and Distribution team in Denver. He joins from Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell and also has been associated with litigation boutique White and Steele, P.C.
Full Story Peggy Heeg has joined Reed Smith as a partner in its global Energy and Natural Resources Group. Based in the Houston office, he comes to the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
Full Story Covington and Davis Wright Tremaine secured landmark reform of the DOJ's digital surveillance on behalf of Microsoft.
Full Story Covington advised Perella Weinberg Partners in Strayer’s $1.9 billion merger with Capella Education Company.
Full Story David Allen has been named Baker McKenzie's new Global Chair of Private Equity.
Full Story Ashurst partners, James Wood and Scott Pierpont, have left the firm to join Sidley Austin in London and Chapman and Cutler in New York, respectively.
Full Story Nicolas McTyre has joined Thompson & Knight; Baker McKenzie added Michelle Hartmann; Jason Whiteley joins DLA Piper; and Jones Walke has hired James Ardoin.
Full Story Erica M. Koser has joined McNees Wallace & Nurick hired as an associate.
Full Story Davis Polk advised on the $2.425 billion senior secured term loan facility and a $300 million secured asset-based facility for Avaya Inc.
Full Story Haynes and Boone, LLP welcomes Barry Buchman to the Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Insurance Recovery Practice.
Full Story Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP has nabbed Morrison & Foerster LLP's chair of the global real estate group, Marc D. Young to join its corporate and finance department and commercial real estate practice group in the Los Angeles office.
Full Story Joan (Qiong) Wang, Ph.D. has joined Harness Dickey as a patent attorney in the firm’s Metro Dallas office.
Full Story James “Jimmy” M. Ardoin, III has joined Jones Walker LLP’s Houston office as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Team.
Full Story Bond, Schoeneck & King has named Cressida A. Dixon as deputy managing member of the firm’s Rochester office.
Full Story Covington advised SK Holdings Co., Ltd. in its minority interest acquisition of Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC.
Full Story Kluger Healey has recruited Jillian Stein as of counsel; and John C. Scialabba joins Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky as an associate.
Full Story Dentons has hired a team of top Latin American lawyers in the Mining, Energy and Oil and Gas sectors, resident in Bogota, Colombia.
Full Story Nelson Mullins advised First Community Corp. in its $25.8 million acquisition of Cornerstone Bancorp and its Cornerstone National Bank subsidiary.
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Full Story Tracy Molino has joined Dentons as Counsel in the Toronto office.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery has hired Christopher Adams to its McDermott Discovery as Chief Strategic Counsel in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
Full Story Dechert LLP represented Vexim in Stryker Corporation's tender offer.
Full Story TSG Consumer Partners, advised by Ropes & Gray, completed the sale of its stake in PAIGE to Lion Capital.
Full Story Dechert LLP advised Shift Technology in a $28 million financing by historic investors such as Accel Partners, Elaia Partners and Iris Capital Management, as well as General Catalyst.
Full Story Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented eifeler GmbH & Co. KG, on the acquisition of a minority interest in Medicoat AG
Full Story Mina Méndez has joined Snell & Wilmer as its first Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Outreach.
Full Story Allen Matkins has hired real estate finance partner Marc D. Young in its Corporate & Finance Department and Commercial Real Estate Practice Group in the Los Angeles office.
Full Story Crowell & Moring LLP has hired David Baron as a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group in Washington.
Full Story Marie E. Lihotz, former Appellate Division presiding judge, has joined Archer & Greiner P.C. as Of Counsel to the firm. Judge Lihotz joins Archer’s Haddonfield office's appellate and mediation practices.
Full Story Nelson Mullins advised Triad Financial Services, Inc. in a $100 million sale to ECN Capital Corp.
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP nabs five partners from Andrews Kurth: David Buck, Jon Daly, Angela Richards and George Vlahakos will join the Houston office, while the fifth partner, Bill Cooper, will split his time between Houston and Washington D.C.
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Full Story Baker McKenzie client AmRest Holdings SE has acquired 42 KFC France restaurants.
Full Story Capehart & Scatchard added Ian Piasecki as an associate to its Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office; and Lydia A. Gorba joined Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky as an associate.
Full Story Hogan Lovells Asia Pacific and Middle East head Patrick Sherrington to retire in mid-2018. Miami-based projects partner Miguel Zaldivar will replace him.
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Full Story Davis Polk advised on RISE Education Cayman Ltd's IPO.
Full Story Davis Polk advised in the $300 million Regulation S senior perpetual capital securities offering by CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd.
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Full Story Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in a €2.75 billion offering.
Full Story Jason Whiteley has joined DLA Piper's Corporate practice as a partner. Whiteley will be based in the firm's Houston and Washington, DC offices.
Full Story Lathrop Gage have elected Cameron Garrison to succeed Mark Bluhm as the next Managing Partner of the firm. Garrison will begin his tenure as Managing Partner on January 1, 2018.
Full Story Samuel Hayim has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as an associate in the intellectual property department after serving as a Law Clerk at the firm for nearly a year.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has hired three new associates to the firm’s Winston-Salem office. Leland Black and Nicole Regna join the firm’s Chemistry & Life Sciences Team in the Intellectual Property Department, and Lauren Henderson joins the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team in the Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department.
Full Story Mayer Brown advised The Hartford on its $1.45 billion acquisition of Aetna’s US group life and disability business.
Full Story Kobre & Kim launches an office in Shanghai.
Full Story David Cannella has joined Holland & Knight as a business litigation partner in the firm’s Orlando office. He was previously a shareholder with Carlton Fields.
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Full Story Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised in The Jordan Company’s acquisition of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation.
Full Story Jason Whiteley has joined DLA Piper's Corporate practice as a partner in the Houston and Washington, DC offices.
Full Story Baker McKenzie client CureVac AG collaborates with Eli Lilly and Company on the development of cancer vaccine products.
Full Story Holland & Knight advised Birks Group Inc. on the sale of Mayor’s Jewelers, Inc. to Aurum Group USA, Inc.
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Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising International Paper on the $1.8 billion combination of its North America Consumer Packaging business with Graphic Packaging Holding Company.
Full Story Samuel Hayim has been named an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton after serving as a Law Clerk at the firm for nearly a year. Mr. Hayim is a member of the Electronics & Software Team in the Intellectual Property Department.
Full Story Baker McKenzie recently advised Billa-Ukraine on the sale of its three supermarkets in Dnipro and Zaporizhia, Ukraine to the Varus retail network.
Full Story John C. Gentile has joined Benesch as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
Full Story Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised RBC Capital Markets and U.S. Bank on a $225 million revolving credit facility for Radian Group Inc.
Full Story Aetna, advised by Willkie, has agreed to sell its U.S. group life and disability business for $1.45 billion to The Hartford.
Full Story Dentons bolstered its Intellectual Property and Technology practice with the addition of Randy Omid and Michael Swett as partners in the San Francisco office.
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Full Story Nicolas A. McTyre has joined Thompson & Knight LLP’s Austin office in the Government and Regulatory Practice Group.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P. has added Katharine M. Burke to the Washington, D.C., office's patent litigation practice.
Full Story Charles Briand has joined Orrick announced as a partner in its Tax practice in Paris.
Full Story Bree Miechel has joined Reed Smith as a projects and construction lawyer to the firm’s Singapore office.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills to open an office in Milan next year. The new office will be led by Simmons & Simmons Italy dispute resolution and intellectual property head Laura Orlando.
Full Story Willkie advised Apex Group Ltd. and Genstar Capital in the acquisition of the Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services business.
Full Story Mayer Brown's London insurance and reinsurance head David Chadwick has left the firm to join Kennedys. Leaving with him is insurance and reinsurance partner Andrew McGahey, who joins Kennedys in Dublin.
Full Story Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP successfully defended Uber Technologies Inc. against most claims brought by a defunct taxi company.
Full Story Kathleen H. Moriarty joined Chapman and Cutler LLP's New York office as a partner in the Investment Management Group.
Full Story Cravath represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in its $8.25 billion registered senior notes offering.
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