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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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