USA Legal News


Elizabeth Sacksteder returns to private practice
Posted 30 July 2014 

Paul, Weiss has announced that former Citigroup Deputy General Counsel, Elizabeth Sacksteder, is to join its litigation team in New York.  Chambers USA recognizes Paul, Weiss’ litigation capability in the New York: Litigation section.  Read more here

Greenberg Glusker makes environment hire
Posted 30 July 2014

Los Angeles-based Peter Nyquist has joined Greenberg Glusker from Alston & Bird.  Chambers USA recognizes Nyquist for his expertise in environment law in California.  Read more here

Leading Skadden litigator to join the NBPA as executive director
Posted 30 July 2014                                                              

The National Basketball Players Association has elected Skadden partner Michele Roberts as its new executive director. Roberts is recognized by Chambers USA in the Nationwide Trial Lawyers and District of Columbia General Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations sections.   Read more here

Locke Lord makes Texas IP hire
Posted 24 July 2014

Charles Baker has moved  from Norton Rose Fulbright to Locke Lord LLP, which he joins as a partner based in the Houston office. He is noted by Chambers USA for his strength in Intellectual Property. Read more here 

Broad and Cassel makes corporate hire
Posted 23 July 2014

Carlos Loumiet has joined Florida stalwart Broad and Cassel from DLA Piper. Chambers USA recognizes Loumiet for his banking and finance expertise and Latin American investment work.  Read more here

LinkedIN to hire new GC
Posted 23 July 2014

Michael Callahan is set to join LinkedIN as General Counsel on 28 July 2014.  Callahan has previously held similar positions at and Yahoo!.  Read CNN’s coverage here

Chambers USA covers all the states in the USA. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in our Nationwide tables (which focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice).

Areas of Law   In every state we rank the leading law firms in at least four areas of law: Corporate / Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate. In most states we cover more than four areas of law, so that the guide overall covers 45 different practice areas on a state and national level.

Rankings at state-level are based upon the location in which a firm or lawyer practices regardless of where the clients, deals, and cases take place.

Law Firm Networks   Chambers ranks leading law firm networks in the region.

Date of Publication   Chambers USA is published annually in May. The ranking tables and commentary, therefore, are fixed at the date of publication for the following 12 months. However, factual information, such as mergers or lawyer-moves, is kept up-to-date on the website throughout the year.