USA Legal News


Duane Morris acquires gaming and licensing specialist
Posted 22 October 2014

Jennifer Roberts has joined Duane Morris' Las Vegas office from Lionel Sawyer & Collins. Roberts is recognized by Chambers USA in the Nevada Gaming & Licensing section. Read more here.

Schiff Hardin makes New York Construction hire
Posted 22 October 2014                  

Jamie Frankel has joined Schiff Hardin in New York from Arent Fox. Frankel is recognized by Chambers USA for his expertise in the New York Construction section. Read more here.

Manatt Phelps & Phillips bolsters California IP practice
Posted 21 October 2014                                                                                                 

Michelle Cooke has joined Manatt Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles from Steptoe & Johnson. Cooke is recognized in the California Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets section of Chambers USA.  Read more here.

Kirkland & Ellis adds litigation expertise
Posted 17 October 2014  

Mike Brock has joined the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP from Covington & Burling. Brock is singled out by Chambers USA in the Product Liability and Mass Torts and Litigation sections. Read more here.

Choate, Hall & Stewart makes litigation hire 
Posted 30 September 2014

Joan Lukey has joined Choate, Hall & Stewart from Ropes & Gray in Boston. She is recognized by Chambers USA for her expertise in the Massachusetts Litigation section. Read more here.

Epstein Becker & Green adds Healthcare expert
Posted 30 September 2014

Paul Gomez has joined Epstein Becker & Green from Paul Hastings in Los Angeles. Gomez is recognized in Chambers USA's California Healthcare rankings.  Read more here.

Fish & Richardson adds Texas trial lawyer
Posted 29 September 2014

John Bickel has joined Fish & Richardson PC from Bickel & Brewer in Dallas. Bickel is recognized by Chambers USA in the Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality section.  Read more here.

Former US DOJ Tax Division Head to join DLA Piper
Posted 23 September 2014

Kathryn Keneally is set to join DLA Piper’s civil and criminal tax litigation group in New York.  Keneally is a former Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ’s Tax Division.  Read more here.

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. 

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.