USA Legal News


Freshfields grows US transactional practice
Posted 17 September 2014

Peter Lyons has joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from Shearman & Sterling in New York. Lyons is recognized by Chambers USA in the New York Corporate/M&A section. Read more here.

King & Spalding increases Texas Healthcare presence
Posted 17 September 2014

Austin-based practitioner Kathy Poppitt has joined King & Spalding from Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated to complement its Houston team. Both Poppitt and King & Spalding's Houston practice are recognized by Chambers USA in the Texas Healthcare rankings.  Read more here.

Thomas Sager enters private practice
Posted 11 September 2014

Former DuPont general counsel, Thomas Sager, has entered into private practice at Ballard Spahr and will be splitting his time between the firm's Philadelphia and Wilmington offices. Sager is noted for his ongoing commitment to  legal reform and wide-ranging corporate experience. Read more here.

Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer announce merger talks
Posted 11 September 2014 

US law firms Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer have entered into merger talks.  The proposed new firm, Locke Lord Edwards LLP, will be home to over 1,000 lawyers in 23 cities around the world.  Read more here. 

Goodwin Procter grows US IP Litigation offering
Posted 10 September 2014

Goodwin Procter has strengthened its IP Litigation practice with the addition of five new partners in its New York and Washington, D.C. offices, including Elizabeth Holland. Holland is recognized by Chambers USA in the New York Intellectual Property: Patent section.  Read more here.

Hughes Hubbard adds IP expertise
Posted 10 September 2014

James Dabney is to join Hughes Hubbard from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York.  Dabney is recognized by Chambers USA for his expertise in the New York Intellectual Property: Patent section.  Read more here.

Hogan Lovells bolsters Finance practice
Posted 8 September 2014

Hogan Lovells has hired Lewis Cohen from Clifford Chance in New York. Cohen is recognized by Chambers USA in the Capital Markets: Securitization section. Read more here

Barger & Wolen merge with US firm
Posted 3 September 2014

California-headquartered insurance boutique Barger & Wolen will expand its offering through its forthcoming merger with the Chicago-based full service firm Hinshaw & Culbertson. Barger & Wolen is recognized in Chambers USA in California Insurance: Insurer. Read more here.

Reed Smith makes E-Discovery addition
Posted 3 September 2014

Anthony Diana is set to join Reed Smith from Mayer Brown in Chicago.  Diana is recognized by Chambers USA in the Nationwide E-Discovery section.  Read more 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.