Cooley LLP said Wednesday it added a DLA Piper attorney with expertise in environmental, product liability and real estate suits to ramp up its national litigation practice in San Diego.
A veteran natural resources attorney has jumped to Wiley Rein LLP's environment and safety practice in Washington, D.C., after more than a decade as partner at Van Ness Feldman LLP, the 275-attorney Wiley Rein announced Monday.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP has bolstered its environment, energy and natural resources group in its Washington, D.C., office with a veteran lawyer experienced in attracting moneyed partners while designing renewable energy project financings, the law firm announced Thursday.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly confirmed Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz as the new energy secretary, with not a single senator casting a dissenting vote.
The Pennsylvania-based Marcellus Shale Coalition announced Monday that it had added a former government relations professional from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC to lead its lobbying efforts.
A longtime California land use, environmental regulation and litigation partner has joined Jeffer Mangels Butler Mitchell LLP as a partner in the California-centric firm's Los Angeles office, Jeffer Mangels said Tuesday.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has added former Congresswoman and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission chief Anne Northup to its Washington, D.C., office, where she will advise on issues ranging from energy and environmental policy to international trade and health care, the firm announced Monday.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is adding to its stable of partners with environmental litigator Gerald F. George in its San Francisco office and energy and regulation pros Mark L. Perlis and Glenn S. Benson joining its Washington, D.C., team, the firm said Wednesday.
Thompson Coburn LLP has added some muscle to its environmental practice group by adding a former Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner to its Chicago office, according to the firm.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated White House advisor Mike Froman for U.S. trade representative and selected billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker to take over as secretary of commerce.
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP said it has bolstered its environmental and toxic tort practice group by adding two former Lathrop & Gage partners to its Kansas City, Mo., and Houston offices.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP boosted its environmental practice in Texas with the addition of five partners from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Reaud Morgan & Quinn LLP and Baker Botts LLP, the firm announced Monday.
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.
The White House on Thursday nominated Federal Trade Commission official and former Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP attorney Howard Shelanski to head the government oversight body that reviews all agency draft regulations before they are published.
Day Pitney LLP has added a former O'Melveny & Myers LLP real estate attorney as a partner in its New York real estate, environmental and land use department, the firm announced Wednesday.
McGuireWoods LLP recently bolstered its environmental regulatory and compliance department by adding a former Virginia county attorney and county administrator to its Richmond, Va., office.
BakerHostetler has added a former Fulbright & Jaworski LLP partner with significant experience in complex life sciences, product liability and environmental issues to serve as its national U.S. Food and Drug Administration practice head, the firm said 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.
Florida law firm Gunster Yoakley & Stewart PA has landed a former U.S. ambassador to Panama and prominent real estate attorney to join its Miami office as a shareholder and member of its environmental and land use practice group, it announced Wednesday.
The Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart PC has picked up a new real estate shareholder from the ranks of Reed Smith LLP with significant expertise in commercial real estate deals and wind-power projects, the firm announced Monday.
As the New York Department of Environmental Conservation moves forward with a self-audit policy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking ways to pare back its own audit policy. Because audit programs almost undoubtedly achieve compliance, eliminating self-auditing, self-reporting and self-correction is hardly smart or efficient, say Steven Russo and Adam Silverman of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Recent news reports on the RusHydro embezzlement, a U.S. Virgin Islands senator's arrest and the Italian mafia infiltration suggest that the not-so-clean side of the clean energy sector may come under greater scrutiny around the world. These reports should serve as a sobering reminder for companies of the risks and consequences of international corruption, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
In the technical sense, medical causation answers whether an accused substance brought about some alleged disease. But rarely are the central causal allegations in major toxic torts purely courtroom affairs — publicity and politics now drive the litigation, with plaintiff verdicts begetting more publicity, says James Sabovich of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
The long-awaited proposed reforms to California's Proposition 65 are welcome and needed as they would greatly reduce the number of frivolous Prop. 65 lawsuits and alleviate the defense costs for manufacturers, says Mark Johnson of Alston & Bird LLP.
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.
Although there are benefits to “going green” in the construction, development and operation of buildings, there are also risks unique to green building that will test the boundaries of coverage under typical liability insurance policies, say attorneys with Sedgwick LLP.
The Fourth Circuit recently issued a ruling in PCS Nitrogen Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston that may limit the availability of the bona fide prospective purchaser defense. By narrowly construing one of the elements of the BFPP defense, the court has underscored the importance of strict compliance with all requirements of the defense, say attorneys with K&L Gates LLP.
The recent $4 million settlement by Tyson Foods Inc. represents one of the largest penalties for a stand-alone risk management program enforcement case since the provision was added to the Clean Air Act in 1990. This case also exemplifies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s increasing focus on RMP compliance and its intention to seek ever-larger penalties for RMP violations, say attorneys with Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP.
The California Air Resources Board has again been sued over its implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act in Morning Star Packing Co., et al. v. CARB, which resembles an earlier action brought by the California Chamber of Commerce. Petitioners of both cases face the difficult challenge of convincing the court to derail a massive regulatory scheme that is now well underway, say attorneys with Marten Law PLLC.