Firm and Provider News

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Jim DeAngelo received the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of his timeless commitment to serving individuals who cannot afford legal counsel. The Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award was presented to DeAngelo at the Dauphin County Bar Association Annual Membership Meeting at the Hilton Harrisburg on January...
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Akin Gump announced that Kambiz Larizadeh is to join the firm in London as a partner in its dispute resolution practice. Mr. Larizadeh, who focuses on high-value, cross-border commercial litigation and international arbitration matters, comes to Akin Gump from Addleshaw Goddard.
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Akin Gump announced the election of 10 new partners, effective January 1.
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Mars, Incorporated and VCA Inc., a leading provider of pet health care services in the United States, announced that they have entered an agreement under which Mars will acquire all of the outstanding shares of VCA for $93 per share, or a total value of approximately $9.1 billion including $1.4 billion in outstanding debt. The transaction price represents a...
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Sanchez Energy Corporation has announced that it and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners have entered a strategic 50/50 partnership and together they have signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s working interest in approximately 318,000 gross operated acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately...
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Sanchez Energy Corporation has announced that it and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners have entered a strategic 50/50 partnership and together they have signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s working interest in approximately 318,000 gross operated acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately...
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Raphael A. Prober, who most recently served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), has rejoined Akin Gump as a partner in its white collar and government investigations practice and as co-head of its congressional investigations practice, the firm announced today. Prior to his tenure at DOJ, Mr. Prober had been a...
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Anderson Kill is pleased to announced that a trio of attorneys deeply experienced in corporate transactional practice and complex litigation have joined the firm's Corporate and Litigation groups. Jeremy E Deutsch joins as a shareholder and will chair the firm's Corporate group, working in the firm's New York and Stamford, CT offices. Herbert I...
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced the formation of its first-ever General Counsel Steering Committee. As part of NACD’s goal to equip boards with the information they need to create long-term value for businesses, this invitation-only committee brings...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Andrew Greenfield, managing partner of Fragomen's Washington, D.C.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Clifford Chance hosted a discussion with the UK Attorney General, Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, on the post-Brexit UK legal landscape. In attendance at the firm’s New York offices were senior representatives from international companies in the banking, fund management, automotive, media, telecoms and insurance sectors. The session was moderated by the...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Joe Daniels, a pre-eminent New York lawyer representing emerging companies,  has joined the New York office of McCarter & English as co-chair of the firm’s burgeoning start-up practice. 
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Deborah M. Shelton, who for two decades has represented companies in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, food, dietary supplement, and cosmetics sectors, has joined the law firm of McCarter & English, where she will lead the firm’s FDA regulatory practice.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    The global law firm Jones Day represented Idenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Idenix), a subsidiary of Merck & Co (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, in trial before a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, which ordered Gilead Sciences, Inc. to pay $2.54 billion in damages for sales of sofosbuvir-...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (“UHS”), a leading, nationwide provider of health care technology management and service solutions, announced it has acquired Radiographic Equipment Services (“RES”), a San Diego-based provider of medical imaging solutions. Sheppard Mullin partner Steve LaSala and associate Ashley Roberts led...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    FRONTEO, Inc., a leading provider of global eDiscovery and big data analysis services utilizing artificial intelligence technology, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Idea Capital Group (“ICG”), a Chinese investment and advisory group, in order to expand its eDiscovery services in China....
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    The Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to announce that it participated in the 2016 Holiday Gift Drive as part of its commitment to the community. Sponsored by Safe+Sound Somerset, the gift drive helps fulfill the holiday wishes of many local families.   
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick Chairman David M. Kleppinger was unanimously confirmed as a member of The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday, November 16. The 48-0 vote from the Pennsylvania State Senate gives Kleppinger a three-year term on the board. “I am humbled and honored by the Governor’s nomination and the Senate...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Jones Day has announced that 47 lawyers have been named to the Firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2017. The new partners are:
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    PJSC “LUKOIL” has announced the completion of the issuance of $1 billion of Rule 144A/Regulation S notes. The offering consists of 10-year notes with a coupon of 4.75 percent per annum.The notes have been issued by LUKOIL International Finance B.V. and guaranteed by PJSC “LUKOIL.” A team from Akin Gump advised LUKOIL in the offering...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Kurt W. Meyers, who led criminal trials and managed complex investigations as a federal prosecutor in the Western District of North Carolina, has joined McGuireWoods’ Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department as a partner in Charlotte. Meyers served for 11 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, most recently as chief of its...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Akin Gump has won a “bet-the-industry” case on behalf of Propel Financial Services in Billings et al. v. Propel Financial Services, which arose from multiple class-action lawsuits brought against the company. After the 5th Circuit denied rehearing en banc, Akin Gump successfully defended against a certiorari petition in the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Friday, January 13, 2017
    Managing Director Julian Ackert to co-present “Privacy by Design” on Jan. 16 iDiscovery Solutions (iDS), an award-winning legal technology consulting and expert services firm, announced today that Managing Director Julian Ackert will be a featured moderator of “Privacy by Design” at the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 (WG11) Annual Meeting. The event...
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Akin Gump today announced that Seth D. Slotkin, a highly regarded trusts and estates lawyer, has joined the firm’s tax practice in New York, where he will be a partner in its private client services group. Mr. Slotkin was previously a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016
    The Financial Times has ranked McGuireWoods among the top 10 law firms in its prestigious North America Innovative Lawyers report for 2016. The firm earned honors in the categories of social responsibility; changing and influencing regulation; data, analytics and intelligence; and integrated solutions. FT recognized the legal innovators in a...