Blank Rome Picks Up Lyondell In-House Counsel

Law360, New York (April 12, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Blank Rome LLP has lured the associate general counsel of one of its clients, chemical giant LyondellBasell Industries, to the firm as a partner in its products liability, mass torts and insurance group.

Joseph F. Speelman, who handled methyl tert-butyl ether and lead paint litigation as associate general counsel for litigation, security and compliance at Lyondell, will initially be based in the firm's Houston office. He will “continue to explore a potential presence in this market,” the firm said in announcing the hire on Monday....
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