Announcements

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Toshiba Corporation’s Board of Directors, as announced on September 20, has approved the sale of all shares of Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba, to K.K. Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed and controlled by a Bain Capital Private Equity, LP-led consortium. Akin Gump advised Kingston Technology, a...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Fish & Richardson announced that Jayme Partridge has joined the firm’s Houston office as a principal in its Litigation Group, where she will continue to focus her practice on complex intellectual property litigation. Previously, Partridge was a partner at Patterson + Sheridan. She also spent two years as in-house litigation counsel for...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the appointment of new global leadership for the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting and Strategic Communications segments, effective January 1, 2018. Paul Ficca, who previously served as Global Leader of the Construction Solutions practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, has been named...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce that Steven M. Gellerstein, Lucas F. Hammonds and Vincent R. Lodato were named Of Counsel to the Firm. Steven M. Gellerstein practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business law. His commercial real estate practice covers the acquisition, sale and financing of real property. He has extensive...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Fragomen, the world’s leading provider of immigration services worldwide and a member of both the Am Law 100 and the Am Law Global 100, is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Huang as a Partner in the firm’s Mainland China practice. Mr. Huang is based in the firm’s Shanghai office, and brings extensive experience providing inbound...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced Evan Wolfson as the honoree of the 2017 Paula L. Ettelbrick Award, which celebrates unparalleled achievement by an individual or an organization in advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys. The award is named for the late Paula L. Ettelbrick, whose work of organizations like...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    On October 12, 2017 Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) celebrated at its 20th Anniversary Gala with more than 600 supporters – including volunteer lawyers, law firm and corporate executives, and clients – at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The evening focused on the organization’s 20 years of providing free legal...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    On September 18, 2017, following a two-year review, Weil obtained FTC approval for Walgreens Boots Alliance’s acquisition of almost 2,000 Rite Aid stores. The original deal was to acquire all of Rite Aid for slightly more than $17 billion. After some creative deal-making and an incredible amount of advocacy, the FTC approved a deal that permitted...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    In October, Fragomen sent a contingent of fifteen professionals—13 attorneys (seven of whom are partners) and two paralegals—to provide pro bono legal services for a full week at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. This facility serves as a detention center for immigrant families (women and children), mostly...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    James P. DeAngelo of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, was awarded Jeffrey A. Ernico Award for his pro bono work from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA). DeAngelo received the award at the September 27 annual fall membership meeting of the Dauphin County Bar Association. The Ernico Award celebrates the pro bono accomplishments of Harrisburg attorney...
  • Monday, October 9, 2017
    Jones Day has announced that Sarah Levine and Karl Remón Thompson, both former senior officials at the United States Department of Justice, and Dean Griffith, formerly of the Federal Aviation Administration, have joined the global law firm in Washington. Sarah Levine Ms. Levine is joining Jones Day as a partner in the Firm's ...
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Fragomen, the world’s leading provider of immigration services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Caitlin Miner-Le Grand as the firm’s latest “Fragomen Fellow” effective September 25, 2017. The Fragomen Fellowship, established more than a decade ago, is a two-year rotating position the firm’s New York office...
  • Monday, October 9, 2017
    Jones Day has announced that Benjamin Mizer and Shirlethia Franklin, both formerly of the U.S. Department of Justice, have joined the global law firm in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mizer joins the Issues & Appeals Practice as a partner, while Ms. Franklin joins the Firm as of counsel in its Business & Tort Litigation...
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Debo Adesina has joined McGuireWoods’ private equity industry team as senior counsel in Dallas, bringing a broad range of experience providing strategic guidance to private equity clients as a deal lawyer and adviser. Adesina advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and...
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Burns & Levinson announced today that Peter McLaughlin, a highly respected cybersecurity and data privacy attorney, has joined the firm as a partner in its rapidly expanding Intellectual Property (IP) Group. McLaughlin has nearly 20 years of experience advising U.S. and international clients on their handling of corporate and personal...
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
    Fish & Richardson announced on Wednesday, August 16th, that the firm has launched a partnership with Milk Stork to provide a breast milk delivery service for nursing mothers employed by the firm who are traveling on business. Through Milk Stork, mothers have access to no-fuss, refrigerated, express shipping or easy toting of breast milk home to baby....
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    By David Kleppinger, Chairman of McNees Wallace & Nurick With 135 top-tier lawyers and 275 staff members, the law firm of McNees Wallace and Nurick is similar to any large business, but with one significant difference. Unlike any other company, all of our shareholders live in the same firm with the chairman, and a large majority of them in the same...
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    Last weekend, Sheppard Mullin partner Peter Carson was elected President of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers at its annual Meeting in Montreal.   The College,  an honorary professional association of over 300 distinguished practitioners, jurists and academics, promotes the field of commercial finance law, including through...
  • Monday, March 28, 2016
    Edmond M. Ianni was appointed general counsel of venture capital and private equity firm Ben Franklin Technology Partners.  A former Chairman of the Delaware State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section and its International Law Section, Ed has served as Chief Strategy Officer of Millennium, Director of Strategic Development for Delaware and in-...
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    McNees names Devin J. Chwastyk as Chair of the Firm's Privacy & Data Security Practice Group. Devin, Of Counsel in the McNees Litigation Practice Group, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on class actions, privacy and data security, constitutional law, intellectual property disputes, and appellate litigation...
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016
    The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced that it has changed the chapter’s name to the Association of Corporate Counsel - New York City (ACC-NYC).  The name change reflects the chapter’s representation of in-house counsel members in the five boroughs of New York City as well as Long Island. A...
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016
    ACC-Greater Philadelphia's 2016 Officers President – Kevin Chu, Assistant General Counsel, SAP America, Inc. 1st Vice President – Michael Crane, Director/Assistant General Counsel, Capital One  2nd Vice President – Anne Bancroft, Assistant General Counsel, Exelon Business Services Company  3rd Vice President – A. Peter...
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Houston attorneys will promote access to justice for all Houstonians during National Pro Bono Week, October 25-31, with free legal advice clinics and other programs for those facing legal problems but who cannot afford to hire an attorney. “While we are committed to providing pro bono services throughout the year, during Pro Bono Week, we have stepped...
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Complying with privacy, cybersecurity and corruption laws top the list of challenges for in-house lawyers both within and outside their jurisdictions, according to the 2015 ACC Global Census Report, published on October 12 by the Association of Corporate Counsel, a global legal association representing more than 40,000 in-house counsel in 85...
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, has released the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on the Board and Long-Term Value Creation. Board members have a fundamental responsibility to help management navigate a complex environment without allowing near-term...

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