President Barack Obama has named a prosecutor and attorneys with Warner Smith & Harris PLC and Pigott Reeves Johnson & Minor PA to fill district court judge spots in Massachusetts, Arkansas and Mississippi.
Federal appeals court nominee Judge Robert Chatigny was pressed by Republican senators at a confirmation hearing Wednesday on whether he overstepped his judicial role by seeking to delay the execution of an admitted serial killer.
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed District Judge Denny Chin to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday, the same day that another Second Circuit nominee and a Delaware district court nominee faced the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Judge Thomas Vanaskie of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, ending a delay of eight months since President Barack Obama nominated him for the post.
Lanny J. Davis, the former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, has left McDermott Will & Emery LLP to launch his own legal crisis management firm, in a move that he said will allow him to take on "nontraditional clients" such as other law firms.
President Barack Obama has hand-picked seven lawyers to serve as U.S. attorneys, drawing from in-house counsel, state positions, and private law firms including Akerman Senterfitt and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
With rumors flying about whom the White House will choose to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy that will be left by Justice John Paul Stevens' retirement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for a bipartisan meeting to discuss his selection.
Three former associates at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, Alston & Bird LLP and Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have opened Townsend Lockett & Milfort LLC, an Atlanta-based full-service firm focused on serving small-business clients.
Cablevision Systems Corp. announced on Tuesday that it had appointed Todd Brecher, a former assistant chief counsel at Time Warner Cable Inc. and former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP associate, to serve as its associate general counsel and senior vice president of business affairs.
The Miami office of Florida powerhouse Ruden McClosky will reportedly shed four partners at the end of March, further whittling down the firm after a round of layoffs in the past month.
President Barack Obama has nominated Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner Melinda Haag, a specialist in white collar crime, to serve as the top federal prosecutor for Northern California.
President Barack Obama has nominated Judge Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday was forced to cancel a highly anticipated showdown over U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu, who has drawn fierce support and opposition for his judicial philosophy and constitutional scholarship.
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rhode Island Superior Court Justice O. Rogeriee Thompson to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Wednesday, the same day that President Barack Obama issued two nominations for district court positions in Delaware and Georgia.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP has snagged three litigation partners from Proskauer Rose LLP, one of whom will assume vice chairmanship of the litigation department, the firm announced Wednesday.
Former Apple Inc. general counsel Daniel Cooperman has joined Bingham McCutchen LLP as of counsel in the firm's Silicon Valley corporate practice.
Moe Vela, formerly the director of management and administration for Vice President Joe Biden, has joined Holland & Knight LLP as a partner in the firm's public policy and regulation group in Washington.
President Barack Obama has tapped Magistrate Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to become the first female district judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
A Maine state court judge and a senior litigation counsel in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Idaho have been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. attorneys.
President Barack Obama has tapped K&L Gates LLP's Michael C. Ormsby, who specializes in municipal finance and general municipal law, and current Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales to fill U.S. attorney slots in Washington and New Mexico.