Firm and Provider News

  • Monday, October 19, 2015
      Dykema announced on October 7 the addition of Jack Schaedel to its Labor & Employment Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Dykema, he was a partner in Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, working out of its Pasadena office.
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    In a decisive move, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has bolstered its presence at the heart of the European Union by launching an EU Competition and Regulatory practice at its office in Brussels. The California-based firm has initiated a series of lateral partner and counsel hires, starting with prominent competition lawyer Jacques Derenne, who...
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that Randall D. Lehner and Givonna St Clair Long have joined the firm as partners, based in its Chicago office. They focus their practices on serving clients handling regulatory investigations, government enforcement actions, and complex business litigation. 
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    The American College of Bankruptcy announced on October 15 that Sheppard Mullin partner Ori Katz will be inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 18, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  The ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture and will be presided over by Michael L. Cook, chair of the...
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    Epiq Systems, a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession, announced on October 19 that kCura’s Relativity® – a best-in-class eDiscovery review platform – is now available through Epiq in Hong Kong. kCura’s Relativity, which includes Relativity Analytics and Relativity Assisted Review, is...
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Thirty-seven corporate boards joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) during the third quarter of 2015. These new member boards span a wide range of industries: banking, biotechnology, building materials, chemicals, computer software, construction, consumer products, education, energy and utilities, engineering, environmental,...
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Dykema has announced that Laura C. Baucus, a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, has been appointed as the office managing member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Baucus has a broad consumer financial services and commercial litigation practice and is experienced in successfully resolving disputes in federal and state courts, in...
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Fish & Richardson announced that it has launched a new “Alice Tracker” online resource for intellectual property practitioners, which provides a single source for significant decisions in which the patent-eligibility of claims is addressed under Alice. The Alice Tracker database, which is free and accessible online, is the first...
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015
    King & Spalding is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with former U.S. attorney and Wisconsin attorney general J.B. Van Hollen, enhancing the firm’s bench strength on issues before state attorneys general across the country.
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015
      Jeffrey L. Kateman has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group and co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity team, based in the firm's Century City office. He joins from Latham & Watkins. 
  • Friday, October 2, 2015
    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC welcomes a new member, Joshua D. Cohen, to the firm’s Corporate & Tax Practice Group. Cohen will practice in the firm's Lancaster office with a focus on Business Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Contracts.
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    In September, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC welcomed of counsel Crystal H. Clark to the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Crystal will practice in the firm's Lancaster office. For the past four years, Crystal served as the county solicitor for the County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced long-time industry expert Mary Mack as executive director. Mack brings to ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community. Under her leadership, ACEDS will further its...
  • 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
    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
      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...