Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Akin Gump  announced on September 22 that Corey W. Roush has joined the firm as a partner in its litigation and antitrust practices in Washington, D.C.  Roush, who focuses on antitrust and consumer protection litigation and investigations, as well as white collar defense, internal investigations and other complex commercial litigation, comes to...
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Akin Gump announced on September 22 that Ambassador Daniel F. Feldman, who most recently served as the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) at the U.S. Department of State, has joined the firm as a partner in its international trade practice in Washington.
  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    McNees attorneys Scott A. Gould and Richard H. Friedman played a prominent role in the new 8th Edition Pennsylvania Environmental Law & Practice from the Pennsylvania Business Institute. Full contents are available for the purchase price of $199.00 at www.pbi.org. 
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Advent International and Bain Capital on a dual-track process leading to the IPO of Worldpay, the leading global payments business, in what is expected to be one of the largest London IPOs so far this year.
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    On September 15, King & Spalding announced that it opened its office in Tokyo after receiving the requisite approvals from the Japanese Ministry of Justice. The Tokyo office is the firm’s 18th office overall and 10th office outside the United States.  Along with the firm’s Singapore office, the Tokyo office will anchor King &...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    AlixPartners, the global advisory firm, has announced that Simon Freakley has been appointed co-CEO alongside the current CEO Fred Crawford.  They will work together in this role until 1 January 2016, at which time Simon Freakley will become sole CEO of AlixPartners. Fred Crawford will take on a new role within the firm and remain a member of...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    International law firm Clifford Chance advised International Company for Water & Power Projects (ACWA Power) on two syndicated commodity murabaha-based transactions to add another SAR1.109 billion (US$295 million) to its revolving shari'a compliant working capital facilities.
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Clifford Chance advised Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in the acquisition and debt financing of a 50 percent stake in the Gode Wind 1 offshore wind farm project in Germany. The vendor was Danish integrated energy company DONG Energy A/S. The transaction is subject to approval by the competition authorities and is expected to be completed in...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Attorney Cecilia I. Lassiter recently joined the Sponsorship Committee for CREW NJ, a women’s real estate network. She was also named to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for University Hospital, a newly formed foundation established for the purpose of supporting the operations of University Hospital....
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    On September 2, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB633 into legislation allowing manufacturers to carry the label “Made in America”, even if their products were not entirely made in the United States, similar to the federal standard used in 49 other states.
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
      On September 1, 2015, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP was selected as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (UCC) of USA Discounters Ltd., et al.  Kelley Drye was among several law firms presenting their credentials to the UCC.  On August 24, 2015, USA Discounters Ltd. and two affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    In a holding that will make multimillion-dollar settlements harder to extract from Ohio businesses at the class-certification stage, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in Felix v. Ganley Chevrolet that class plaintiffs under the consumer-protection laws must found their cases on actual harm to all class members or the class cannot be certified. ...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Christopher Pelham will join its Los Angeles Office as of counsel in the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice. 
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    D. Michael Murray and Bryan Zair have joined Jones Day as partners in the firm's M&A Practice. Mr. Murray will be based in the Chicago Office, and Mr. Zair will join Jones Day's Detroit Office. Both lawyers were previously partners at Mayer Brown in Chicago.
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Jones Day has been named a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award for its pro bono work. In granting the award to the firm, the ABA cited Jones Day's assistance to women with children and unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States from violence in Central America. Jones Day sent teams...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
      Dykema announced in September that energy litigator James M. “Marty” Truss has been sworn in as the 91st president of the San Antonio Bar Association (SABA).
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
      Dykema has teamed up with The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending discrimination against transgender people, to bring the “Name Change Project” to Michigan. The “Name Change Project” provides legal assistance for transgender people who are seeking...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Akin Gump secured a near $1 million award on behalf of Freeman, the world’s largest brand experience company, to cover attorneys’ fees in a discrimination case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC had claimed that Freeman’s use of job applicants’ credit histories and criminal convictions had a...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Akin Gump advised Joe’s Jeans Inc. in the sale of the Joe’s brand and operating assets for an aggregate purchase price of $80 million to two separate buyers, Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Global Brands Group Holding Limited. Akin Gump also advised Joe’s Jeans on a merger of the remaining Hudson business with the parent company of...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Former assistant U.S. attorney Parvin Daphne Moyne has joined Akin Gump as a partner in its white collar defense and government investigations practice in New York. Ms. Moyne spent nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor, most recently serving as a member of the elite Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the U.S. Attorney’s office. In that...
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  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015
    King & Spalding advised Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family-owned and -operated department store company, in its acquisition by private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion.
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015
    King & Spalding announced on September 8 that Lisa Dwyer, senior policy advisor in the Office of Policy with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, joins King & Spalding’s Washington. D.C. office as partner. Her recruitment continues a long-standing tradition of former FDA and other government officials joining the firm. 
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015