Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Akin Gump announced that Kevin E. Cadwell has joined the firm as a partner in its intellectual property (IP) practice in Houston. Mr. Cadwell, who handles complex commercial litigation matters with a focus on intellectual property litigation, comes to Akin Gump from Reed Smith, where he was a partner.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    FRONTEO USA, Inc. (“FRONTEO USA”), a leading provider of global eDiscovery, managed review solutions and big data analysis services utilizing artificial intelligence (“AI”) technology, announced changes to the U.S. leadership. After successfully leading Evolve Discovery until its acquisition in July 2015 and through the integration...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Marathon Petroleum Corp. and MPLX LP, a master limited partnership, have closed a transaction in which Marathon Petroleum contributed certain terminal, pipeline and storage assets to MPLX for total consideration of $2.015 billion. Akin Gump advised the conflicts committee of MPLX’s board of directors in the transaction.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Timothy J. Kelly and Jessica Hiney, experienced intellectual property attorneys with a focus on trademark and copyright portfolio management and enforcement – both with significant domestic and international experience – have joined McCarter & English, where they will bolster the firm’s already-robust intellectual property practice....
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) announced leadership changes in the firm’s Economic Consulting segment and Europe, Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”) region, effective immediately.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Harold Hancock, who served as tax counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee for the past six years, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He will provide strategic guidance on federal tax policy matters to clients across industries. Hancock also is a senior adviser with McGuireWoods Consulting, the firm...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    A unique guide for trial lawyers, Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals has just been published by the American Bar Association. Praised as a "groundbreaking book," "essential reading for every trial lawyer," and a "must for the trial lawyer's library," the 300+ page book is packed with...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Christine Van Gallebaert has joined the Firm's Banking & Finance Practice as a partner in its Paris Office. Associates David Aumain and Bassem Caradec are accompanying Ms. Van Gallebaert to Jones Day. Ms. Van Gallebaert has extensive experience serving the Paris...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Erwan Le Douce-Bercot has joined the Firm's Real Estate Practice as a partner in its Paris Office and will lead the real estate team in France. Mr. Le Douce-Bercot will be joined at Jones Day by associates Flavia Poujade, Solène Maulard, and Alix Pallier.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Richard Nugent has joined the Firm's Tax Practice as a partner, and will be based in its New York Office.  A transactional lawyer with deep experience in the tax implications of public and private mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, Mr. Nugent also counsels debtors, creditors,...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Laura Bader has joined the Firm's Chicago Office as a partner in its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Constellis, a leading provider of operational support and risk management services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centerra Group, LLC and its subsidiaries from an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal Capital. The acquisition of Centerra, a leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, will significantly enhance...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Akin Gump has joined more than 150 other law firms from across the United States as a signatory to a letter to the director of the Office of Management and Budget calling for the continued funding of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The letter, which is signed by the leaders of the respective firms, comes amid reports that the Trump administration is...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    The global law firm Jones Day has announced that transactions lawyer Josh Berick is joining the Firm as a partner in its Private Equity Practice. Mr. Berick will be based in Jones Day's New York Office. An experienced advisor to investors and private equity funds in a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, Mr. Berick has counseled...
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
    Daniel A. Goldfried has joined McGuireWoods’ nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department as a partner in New York, bringing a decade of experience managing high-profile investigations for Bank of America and its legacy entities. His practice focuses on securities compliance and enforcement matters.
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    M&A attorneys, Stephen C. Gierasch and Meera R. Modi joined McNees Wallace & Nurick. Over the last several years at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, they have built what many in the Central Pennsylvania business and legal communities regard as one of the pre-eminent M&A legal practices. In addition to working with businesses, investors...
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    Twenty-four Directors at AlixPartners have been promoted to managing directors of the firm. Apratim Sarkar (Boston) has more than 20 years of consulting and industry experience, with a particular focus on procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, product design and value engineering, and operational cost improvement in the retail and consumer packaged...
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    Matt Ellis was appointed executive vice president, secretary and general counsel of WoodmenLife effective March 1, 2017. Ellis previously served as vice president & general counsel. "Matt has continuously proven to be a key leader for our company," said Pat Dees, incoming president & CEO. "Throughout his tenure, he has contributed to...
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    The National Board of Directors at WoodmenLife has appointed Pat Dees as president & CEO, effective March 2017. In May, he will also become Chairman of the National Board of Directors, effective May 2017. Dees began his WoodmenLife sales career in 1988 in Angleton, Texas. "I’m honored by this opportunity, and looking forward to leading the...
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    McGuireWoods continues to expand and diversify its nationally recognized Financial Services Litigation practice with the addition of Alexandra Villarreal O’Rourke, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) senior counsel, and Cynthia Guerin, former associate general counsel and senior vice president at Bank of America.
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    McKool Smith, one of America’s leading trial firms, has announced that Frank Vecella, the former associate general counsel of litigation at Ericsson Inc., has joined the firm as a principal in its Dallas office. "Ericsson is a long-time client and Frank has been a very dear friend of the firm for many years,” said McKool Smith Managing...
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017
    Marc Siegel is joining Jones Day's San Francisco Office as a partner in its Antitrust & Competition Law practice. Mr. Siegel comes to Jones Day after more than 30 years at the United States Department of Justice, where he served in numerous positions, most recently as senior counsel for criminal enforcement. "Marc is an exceptional lawyer...
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017
    Arthur R. Armstrong, an attorney in Anderson Kill's Philadelphia office, has been named a shareholder. Mr. Armstrong's practice concentrates in insurance recovery and corporate and commercial litigation. He represents private and publicly traded companies against primary and excess insurers to recover losses under property, commercial general...
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017
    Fish & Richardson announced that J. Kevin Gray, a leading intellectual property transactional and patent attorney at the firm, has been named managing principal of its Dallas, Texas office. Gray will also continue his role as national chair of Fish’s Licensing group, which was recently named by Intellectual Asset Management as one of the best...
  • Monday, February 20, 2017