Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    The American Lawyer honored Kelley Drye with an award for its commitment to diversity. The award was presented to firms at the top of The American Lawyer’s 2015 Diversity Scorecard, a special report about the number of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and multiracial/other attorneys in various law firm jobs.
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    Kelley Drye is included in the 2016 BTI Client Service A-Team report, an honor designated for a select group of law firms that deliver outstanding client service. Clients recognize the firm as a leader in client service based on in-depth interviews with corporate counsel, including more than 315 legal decision makers at Fortune 1000 companies and...
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    RIYADH, December 2015 — King & Spalding advised the ARC Real Estate Income Fund in the successful sale of its entire real estate portfolio in a transaction valued at SAR1.35 billion (US$359 million). The fund’s sponsors are Al Rajhi Capital Company and RA Bahrain B.S.C.(c) (formerly known as Arcapita Bank).
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    LONDON, December, 2015 – King & Spalding’s International Arbitration and Projects & Energy practices have earned Tier 1 rankings in the Singapore section of the newly released 2016 Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory. The firm also maintained its ranking in the India Foreign Firms category. In addition, several of the firm’s partners...
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as “an unparalleled leader in client service in the brand new BTI Client Service A-Team 2016.  Clients recognize Sills Cummis & Gross for superior client service--standing out in a field of more than 650 law firms serving the Fortune 1000.  This exclusive...
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
    Over 150 families have been helped by an innovative partnership between Clifford Chance and The National Autistic Society's (NAS) Education Rights Service, providing pro-bono legal advice. The two organisations marked the 15th anniversary of their alliance last night (30 November) at an event involving families, volunteers and staff.
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
    New York – Akin Gump has been selected for inclusion in BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service 30,” a list of the top law firms for outstanding client service, as identified by general counsel. The report, which focuses on “which law firms legal decision makers recognize for delivering the absolute best levels of client...
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
    An event celebrating the upcoming anniversary of renewed bilateral relations between the United States and Cuba that Akin Gump co-hosted with educational exchange organization Cuba Educational Travel received coverage in several media outlets.
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
    The Clifford Chance team was led by partner Dr. Bettina Steinhauer and comprised partner Barbara Mayer-Trautmann (Banking & Capital Markets, Munich), senior associate Anne Crayen and transaction lawyer Sabrina Radzki (all Banking & Capital Markets, Frankfurt).
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
    NEW YORK, — Clifford Chance has advised Global Jet Capital on a $2,310,000,000 secured credit facility used to finance the acquisition of General Electric Capital Corporation's corporate jet business. The facility is expected to finance the acquisition of lease and loan assets relating to more than 300 corporate jet aircraft – one of...
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Kansas City, Kan. Dec. 14, 2015 — Epiq Systems (NASDAQ: EPIQ), a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession, today announced that Brookes Taney, vice president of data breach solutions, was named a 2015 CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. Taney will be speaking on the...
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    CHICAGO, Dec. 14, 2015 — Jill S. Vorobiev has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment practice group, based in the firm's Chicago office.  Vorobiev joins from Dykema. 
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    BRUSSELS/LOS ANGELES — In a further move to anchor the firm’s position as a key Global Competition player, Sheppard Mullin has announced the hire of partners Isabelle Rahman and Wim Vandenberghe who will join the recently established EU Competition and Regulatory practice in Brussels.
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP today announced the creation of a Pro Bono Partner position at the firm.  Dan Brown, a partner in the Firm’s Business Trial Group and current Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, will fill that role.
  • Friday, December 11, 2015
    Weil is advising JAB Holding Co., a private investment fund with about $50 billion in assets and significant capital commitments, in its $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain, a manufacturer of coffee-makers and instant flavor pods. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
  • Monday, December 7, 2015
    Hyperion Research Recognizes Provider’s Leading Positions in Latest MarketView Report
  • Monday, December 7, 2015
    For the Third-Consecutive Year, Dykema Earns a Perfect 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015
    On Monday, November 9, 2015, Weil filed an antitrust class action lawsuit in Texas federal court on behalf of the newly-founded Elite Rodeo Association (ERA), and several of its owners who are the best athletes, alleging violations of sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act for an illegal group boycott and unlawful monopolization by defendant Professional Rodeo...
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015
    Weil’s Antitrust team is advising Allergan plc, a global pharmaceutical company in its definitive merger agreement with Pfizer Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company, in a deal valued at approximately $160 billion. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, the businesses of Pfizer and Allergan will be combined under Allergan plc, which will be...
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015
    Weil’s Antitrust team is advising Allergan plc, a global pharmaceutical company in its definitive merger agreement with Pfizer Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company, in a deal valued at approximately $160 billion. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, the businesses of Pfizer and Allergan will be combined under Allergan plc, which will be...
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015
    On Friday, November 13, 2015, Weil secured a total victory for Morgan Stanley after a New York federal jury issued a verdict of no liability in a trial of private insider trading claims asserted by a Russian billionaire and his Netherlands-based investment vehicle, Veleron Holdings. The jury reached its verdict after two weeks of trial in the Southern...
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    McCarter & English Partner Seeks Pendulum Swing Toward Invention-Facilitating IP Protection to Benefit Economy, Society Erik Paul Belt, an intellectual property litigator who represents rights-holders and alleged infringers alike, has become president of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), one of the largest, most powerful and most prestigious...
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    LANCASTER, PA  (Nov. 17, 2015) - Kiandra Bair joins McNees as an Associate in the firm's Litigation Practice Group, focusing her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and Orphans' Court litigation. Bair will reside in the firm's growing Lancaster office. The McNees Lancaster office offers a full range of legal services and, in...
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group Continues Major Expansion   SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2015 — Michael P. A. Cohen has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition practice group, based in the firm's San Francisco office.  Cohen joins from Paul Hastings...
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Partner Benjamin Hsing Brings ANDA Experience to the New York Office NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2015 — BakerHostetler is proud to announce that Partner Benjamin Hsing has joined the firm, resident in the New York office, as a member of the Intellectual Property Group and Biotechnology, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical team. He is recognized as a leading patent...