Husch Blackwell LLP has lured a co-chair of Jenner & Block LLP's products liability practice group over to its Chicago office, adding a partner who represents pharmaceutical and automotive companies and handles environmental, personal injury and other areas of litigation, Husch Blackwell said Monday.
Paul Hastings LLP has landed a master limited partnerships, energy and mergers and acquisitions pro from Andrews Kurth LLP to join its securities and capital markets practice in Houston, the firm announced Tuesday.
Hunton & Williams LLP has regained a litigation attorney with experience in class action, intellectual property, environmental and commercial contract disputes from Winston & Strawn LLP, adding him as a partner in its Charlotte, N.C., office, the firm said Wednesday.
Perkins Coie LLP has added to its Dallas team five new attorneys, including two partners from Fish & Richardson PC and K&L Gates LLP specializing in litigation, commercial contracts, intellectual property, health care, antitrust, securities and energy, the firm announced Monday.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added another new partner to its Los Angeles office, luring away an accomplished litigator specializing in product liability, insurance and complex business matters from Yukevich Calfo & Cavanaugh, the firm said Monday.
Polsinelli Shughart PC has lured away a health care litigator and compliance expert from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, the firm announced Monday, giving its Washington, D.C., office new firepower in courtroom contract disputes and behind-the-scenes advice on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Rochester, N.Y., commercial and employment litigator Elizabeth A. Wolford's name has been sent to the White House as a possible candidate to become the first female judge to sit in the Western District of New York, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday.
Dallas attorney Jeffrey Goldfarb, founder of Goldfarb LLP has moved his law practice to Houston-based Hicks Thomas LLP, landing the litigation boutique a new Dallas office and bringing along extensive real estate, intellectual property and commercial litigation experience, the firm said Thursday.
Sedgwick LLP has snapped up an experienced insurance attorney who previously worked at Carson Noel PLLC as well as Cozen O'Connor, as a partner its Seattle office, the firm revealed earlier this month.
LeClairRyan has added sports attorney Alfred “Chip” Sloan as a shareholder to its sports industry and corporate service practice teams in Los Angeles, the firm said Tuesday.
Lathrop & Gage LLP said Thursday it has bolstered its business litigation practice by adding a former Husch Blackwell LLP partner to its St. Louis office to help expand the practice there.
Venable LLP has bolstered its strength in the areas of product liability and commercial litigation by luring away an accomplished partner from DLA Piper with experience in real estate issues to join the firm's Baltimore office, Venable announced Monday.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has bolstered its litigation practice by adding the former chair of Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP's commercial and corporate litigation group to its Pittsburgh office, it said Wednesday.
An electronic discovery expert and litigation veteran with experience representing insurers and other corporations in securities, antitrust, commercial contracts and class action suits has joined Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP as a partner, the firm said Monday.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has landed a partner from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions as well as sports and entertainment law, for its Pittsburgh headquarters, the firm announced Wednesday.
Roetzel & Andress LPA has nearly doubled the size of its Chicago workforce by scooping up six financial industry attorneys with wide-ranging experience in mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, contract disputes, and personal injury lawsuits, the firm announced Monday.
Baker Hostetler has brought in a top-level commercial litigation partner from Winston & Strawn LLP to join its New York office and strengthen its securities, contract, product liability, antitrust, employment and intellectual property practices, the firm said Friday.
Jones Walker Waechter Poitevent Carrere & Denegre LLP has added a retired McGlinchey Stafford PLLC partner to its commercial transactions and banking practices as special counsel for commercial finance, the firm announced Thursday.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has recruited one of London’s leading entertainment attorneys from Olswang LLP to serve in O'Melveny’s entertainment, sports and media practice.
The Atlanta office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP has lured in a commercial real estate, finance and energy expert from the general counsel ranks of solar project developer Enfinity America Corp., the firm announced Monday.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
The interpretation by the Supreme Court of Texas in Reeder v. Wood County Energy LLC grants vast protection to oil and gas operators, but by doing so, it is perceived by some as muddling the differences between tort and contract law, says Michael Bolton and Kate Kalanick of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
The Illinois Supreme Court's ruling in Russell v. SNFA is troubling to part manufacturers as it suggests that an Illinois court can now find a part supplier bound to the marketing and distribution systems of its clients, regardless of where the end product is marketed, and find personal jurisdiction over the supplier, say attorneys with Locke Lord LLP.
A recent settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by mutual fund directors and service providers answers a number of questions for many in the mutual fund industry and provides insight into SEC enforcement priorities, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
A New York federal court recently entered a final judgment against a former Siemens AG executive for his alleged role in a purported $100 million bribery scheme for Siemens to obtain a $1 billion contract from Argentina. Third-party sham contracts continue to be a prevalent theme in the alleged facts contained in corruption enforcement filings and resolutions, say attorneys with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
Increasingly, employees have been presented with language in severance and settlement agreements that impose on whistleblowers a number of restrictions. These provisions pose a serious threat to the success of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program, say David Marshall and Debra Katz of Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.
Public-private partnerships have been used in a wide range of sectors to provide public services, from power plants and railroads to hospitals and sanitation plants. Yet there are a variety of potential contractual arrangements and the financing of a PPP can be complex, say Maryam Khosharay and Herbert Glaser of Haynes and Boone LLP.
A lesser-known risk among companies that use independent contractor models is the threat of Title VII litigation, which two recent appellate court decisions, Allen v. Radio One and Alam v. Miller Brewing Company, addressed. These cases remind employers of the ways to minimize such litigation risks, such as adopting a policy to not rehire former employees terminated for misconduct, says Douglas Darch of Baker & McKenzie.
A new Florida law will effectively permit business entities providing professional services to limit by contract the liability of their individual employees or agents. Attorneys with design professional clients — including architects, interior designers, landscape architects, engineers, surveyors and geologists — should expect requests for limitation of liability provisions in such contracts beginning July 1, 2013, say Keith Ramsey and Monte Starr of Holland & Knight LLP.
When faced with default under a loan agreement, a company may request that the lender forbear for a limited period of time from taking legal actions in order to allow the company time to resolve its financial problems. In such a scenario, parties should consider a number of items in determining whether a forbearance agreement is appropriate, say George South and Daniel Egan of DLA Piper LLP.