Firm and Provider News

  • Akin Gump won bet-the-industry case in Billings et al. v. Propel Financial Services
    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...
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    Jonathan L. Lewis has joined McGuireWoods’ Antitrust and Trade Regulation Department as a partner in Washington, D.C., bringing 17 years of experience advising clients on antitrust and commercial litigation matters, merger reviews, and managing business risk.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that it has elected 13 new partners and 11 new counsel, effective January 1, 2017.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Lisa M. Ropple has joined the Firm's Boston Office as a partner in its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection and Government Regulation practices.
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    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.  
  • Sunday, November 27, 2016
    FRONTEO USA, Inc. (“FRONTEO USA”), a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (formerly known as UBIC, Inc.) (NASDAQ:FTEO) (TSE:2158)), a leading provider of global eDiscovery, managed review solutions and big data analysis services utilizing artificial intelligence technology, today announced the acquisition of...
  • Monday, November 21, 2016
    Fish & Richardson announced today that Kristin McKinney, a national leader in law firm professional development, diversity and inclusion, and women's initiatives, has joined the firm in the newly-created role of Chief Professional Development Officer.  McKinney will be based in the Twin Cities office and will have broad...
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
    Akin Gump announced today two significant additions to its public law and policy practice in Washington, D.C.: Hunter Bates, who previously served as legal counsel and chief of staff to current Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Justin J. McCarthy, who formerly served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the...
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    McGuireWoods on Monday announced its largest class of new partners, elevating 18 associates to partnership in the firm effective Jan. 1, 2017. The new partners span 11 U.S. offices and a dozen litigation and corporate practice areas, illustrating the firm’s depth and strength.
  • Monday, November 14, 2016
    Lawyers Alliance for New York proudly announces that two leading law firms – Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and Dentons US LLP – are recipients of the 2016 Cornerstone Awards.  These awards, the highest business law pro bono honor in New York, recognize outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations that are improving...
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), an award-winning legal technology expert services and consulting firm, announced today that CEO Dan Regard and Director Brandon Leatha will co-present “Behind the Curtain: What is Hidden in Social Media?”  The 90-minute CLE webinar from the Clear Law Institute will take place Tuesday, November 15, at 1:00 p...
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew L. Smith to its growing staff of highly experienced professionals. Mr. Smith comes on board as Director of Sales & Business Development based at their Washington, D.C. headquarters.  iDS is an award-winning, legal technology and information governance (IG) consulting...
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    The attorneys and staff at Gallivan White & Boyd, P.A. would like to congratulate Columbia shareholder John E. Cuttino for his election as President of DRI–The Voice of the Defense Bar (DRI). DRI is the leading organization for lawyers and in-house counsel who defend businesses and individuals in civil litigation. DRI is committed to improving the...
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, through the work of attorney Richard Brent Somach, is among the 2016 Lehigh Valley Award Land Development Project Winners who worked on The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage in the City of Allentown.  This award promotes excellence in design and planning for land development projects. 
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    Fish & Richardson announced today that it has signed on as a supporter of the American Bar Association (ABA) Resolution 113 “Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession.”  The Resolution urges law firms and all other legal services providers to expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse...
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    Pro Bono Institute (PBI) announced today that it will present White & Case LLP with its 2016 John H. Pickering Award at the 2016 PBI Annual Dinner on November 3 in New York. White & Case is receiving the award for its expansive global pro bono program that demonstrates an institutionalized approach to performing pro bono and a reach beyond...
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that Dean Fanelli, Ph.D. and Thomas Haag, Ph.D., co-founders of top intellectual property boutique Fanelli Haag PLLC, have joined Seyfarth as partners in the Litigation department in Washington, D.C. In addition to Dean and Thomas, the Fanelli Haag team of lawyers and patent agents that has joined Seyfarth includes King Lit...
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Andrew Hough to the firm’s Corporate department in Atlanta. Hough joins Seyfarth from Ballard Spahr LLP where he was a partner in their Atlanta office. While there, he was a member of the business and finance, mergers and acquisitions/private equity, transactional finance, securities, life...
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Thomas Galli to the real estate practice in Washington, D.C. Galli joins from Greenberg Traurig LLP where he was a shareholder in the real estate, sports facilities and public private partnership practice groups.
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
      Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has added four partners to its Corporate practice group: Richard A. Friedman, Jeffrey J. Fessler, Andrea Cataneo and Stephen A. Cohen. The group joins Sheppard Mullin’s New York office from Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP’s New York office.
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    Fish & Richardson today announced that it has launched a new "Daubert Digest" online resource that provides a single source for decisions under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S.
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    Pro Bono Partnership, a nationally recognized provider of free business and transactional legal services to nonprofits, has announced that Lauran Susan D’Alessio has been elected to its Board of Directors. Ms. D’Alessio is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Transactions at Merck & Co., Inc., where she leads the group...