USA Legal News


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

Bracewell & Giuliani grows Texas finance team
Posted 22 July 2014

Michael Niebruegge is set to join Bracewell & Giuliani from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Houston.  Niebruegge is recognized by Chambers USA for his banking and finance expertise in the Nationwide and Texas chapters.  Read more here

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz makes Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation hire
Posted 22 July 2014

Andrea Wahlquist has joined Wachtell's office in New York from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Chambers USA recognizes Wahlquist's expertise in the New York Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation section. Read more here

Kirkland & Ellis adds Tax expertise
Posted 17 July 2014

Dean Shulman has joined Kirkland & Ellis from Skadden in New York.  Chambers USA recognizes Shulman for his expertise in the New York Tax section.  Read more here

Simpson Thacher makes Antitrust hire
Posted 17 July 2014

Peter Guryan has joined the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett from Fried Frank. Guryan is recognised by Chambers USA for his expertise in the New York Antitrust section.  Read more here

Orrick makes financial litigation hire
Posted 16 July 2014  

Jason Halper is set to join Orrick from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York.  Halper is recognized by Chambers USA for his expertise in Securities Litigation in New York.  Read more here 

Latham & Watkins adds New York Technology expertise
Posted 15 July 2014

Vivian Maese has joined Latham & Watkins in New York from Dechert.  Maese is recognised by Chambers USA for her expertise in Technology & Outsourcing in New York.  Read more here

Katten grows Chicago IP offering
Posted 16 July 2014

Meredith Addy has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman from Steptoe & Johnson. Addy will chair the firm's patent litigation team and is recognized by Chambers USA in the Illinois: Intellectual Property section.  Read more here

Greenburg Traurig makes Miami corporate hire
Posted 14 July 2014  

Greenberg Traurig has strengthened its corporate and Latin America practices with the addition of Miami shareholder Emilio Alvarez-Farré from White & Case. He is recognized by Chambers for his expertise in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A and Latin American Investment.  Read more here

Milbank makes Antitrust hire
Posted 3 July 2014

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP welcomes new partner Fiona Schaeffer from Jones Day. Schaeffer is recognized by Chambers for her expertise in Antitrust in New York.  Read more here

Kirkland grows Houston energy expertise
Posted 2 July 2014

Kirkland & Ellis continues to attract significant hires to its new Houston office, with recent additions including former Baker Botts transactional oil & gas partner Anthony Speier and William Bos, an energy finance practitioner previously based at Vinson & Elkins.  Both are recognised for their expertise in Chambers USA. Read more here

Jeremy Goldstein sets up employee benefits boutique
Posted 1 July 2014

Jeremy Goldstein has left Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to set up his own employee benefits boutique, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates.  Goldstein is recognised by Chambers USA for his expertise in employee benefits.  Read the American Lawyer’s coverage here (subscription required)

Federal Prosecutor to join Paul, Weiss
Posted 27 June 2014

Former Federal Prosecutor and SEC official, Lorin Reisner, is set to join Paul, Weiss’s litigation department in New York. The firm’s litigation practice is recognised for its market-leading expertise in Chambers USA. Read more here

 Taylor Wessing to open in the USA
Posted 23 June 2014

Taylor Wessing has announced that it is to open offices in New York and Palo Alto in September this year.  A number of corporate technology partners will be relocating, including Chambers Europe-ranked Dr. Kai Westerwelle, and Chambers UK-ranked Mike Turner.  Read more here.

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs set to merge
Posted 28 May 2014

International firms Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs are to merge, forming Squire Patton Boggs.  The new firm will have 45 offices in 21 countries.  Read more here

Kirkland & Ellis opens Houston office
Posted 23 April 2014

Kirkland & Ellis has announced that it is to open a Houston office, its seventh in the United States.  Andrew Calder is set to join the firm from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett to open the office. Read more here.

Sutherland adds IP and technolgy expertise
Posted 14 April 2014

Alan Albright has joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan from Bracewell & Giuliani as a partner in the firm's Austin office. Albright is recognized by Chambers USA in the Texas: Intellectual Property section.  Read more here.

DLA Piper makes corporate hire
Posted 11 April 2014

DLA Piper has hired John Coogan, formerly of Duane Morris, as a partner in its corporate and finance group. Based in DLA's Philadelphia office, Coogan is featured in Chambers USA's Pennsylvania: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity rankings.  Read more here.

Sheppard Mullin adds 8-partner insurance team
Posted 9 April 2014

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has boosted its insurance team with the acquisition of eight partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge, including Peter Klee and John Brooks. Both Klee and Brooks are recognized by Chambers USA in the California Insurance: Insurer rankings.  Read more here.

Cooley grows IP and life sciences team
Posted 7 April 2014

Six former Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC attorneys have joined Cooley's IP and life sciences team, including the former IP practice co-chair Ivor Elrifi. Elrifi is highlighted in both the Chambers USA Nationwide: Life Sciences and Massachusetts: IP sections. Read more here.

Kaye Scholer hires securitization and structured finance partner
Posted 3 April 2014

Kaye Scholer has enhanced its New York Finance team with the addition of Lawton Camp who joins from Allen & Overy. Camp is recognized in the Capital Markets: Securitization sections of Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Read more here.

Peckar & Abramson adds construction team in DC
Posted 1 April 2014

Peckar & Abramson has added seven attorneys from Seeger PC, including construction litigator Stephen Seeger. Seeger is recognized in the Chambers USA DC: Construction section.  Read more here.

Mueller returns to WilmerHale
Posted 31 March 2014

WilmerHale has welcomed Robert S. Mueller III back into the partnership following several years in government service. Mueller was the director of the FBI for twelve years and also served as assistant attorney general in charge of the DOJ’s criminal division.  Read more here

Mayer Brown LLP hires FCPA specialist
Posted 27 March 2014

Laurence Urgenson has bolstered Mayer Brown's White Collar Defense & Compliance team in Washington DC following his arrival from Kirkland & Ellis. Urgenson is highlighted in the International Trade: FCPA Experts section in Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Read more here   

Proskauer Rose LLP make DC Antitrust hire

Christopher Ondeck has boosted Proskauer Rose LLP's litigation department, joining the firm from Crowell & Moring as partner and new vice-chair of the antitrust group. Ondeck is recognized by Chambers USA for his work in Antitrust in District of Columbia.  Read more here


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