Covington & Burling LLP litigation partner Tony Herman will leave the firm to serve as general counsel to the Federal Election Commission, the agency said Thursday.
Ambac Financial Group Inc. on Monday announced that it had tapped a new general counsel and CEO following the resignations of the bankrupt New York-based bond insurer's top lawyer and executive.
George J. Mitchell, a noted diplomat and business luminary who served as President Barack Obama's special envoy for Middle East peace, will return to DLA Piper as chairman emeritus, the firm announced Monday.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell Wednesday nominated a sitting member of the state's Chancery Court, Judge Leo Strine, to become its chief judge, calling him an expert and leading voice in corporate law.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated federal prosecutors and a commercial litigation partner for judgeships in federal courts in New York, Louisiana and Missouri.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced Wednesday that former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will join the firm as of counsel.
University of California, Berkeley, law professor Goodwin Liu asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday to withdraw his candidacy for a Ninth Circuit seat less than a week after Senate Republicans filibustered his nomination and branded him a liberal judicial activist.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr., Smith & Gilstrap partner James Rodney Gilstrap and West Virginia state court Judge Gina Marie Groh to fill openings on federal benches in New York, Texas and West Virginia.
Goodwin Liu's ascension to the Ninth Circuit was stalled Thursday after Senate Democrats failed to muster enough votes to close debate on the controversial nomination, with Senate Republicans vowing to filibuster.
Former Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., who chaired a committee that oversaw the Internet's evolution from a government research project into a commercial tool that transformed the globe, joined Sidley Austin LLP to lead its new government strategies group in Washington, the firm said Wednesday.
Having already nabbed a K&L Gates LLP partner to lead its e-discovery group in Pittsburgh, Reed Smith LLP announced Monday that it had snagged 11 more attorneys and three staff members from the firm's e-discovery analysis and technology practice.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Yale University's deputy general counsel, Susan L. Carney, as a judge on the Second Circuit after her nomination stalled at the end of the last Congress.
Hogan Lovells announced Tuesday that it had axed a senior partner and insolvency maven in London who pilfered more than £1.3 million ($1.8 million) from the firm in bogus business expenses.
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Stephen A. Higginson as his choice to sit on the Fifth Circuit.
Former Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va., has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as of counsel for its Huntington, W.Va., and Washington offices, the firm announced Monday.
Cigna Corp. said Wednesday that it had brought back Nicole S. Jones, who once worked in the health services company's legal department, to serve as general counsel.
Ex-Delaware Gov. and U.S. Rep. Michael Castle has joined DLA Piper's government affairs practice, where he will advise clients on matters including international trade, taxes, energy, financial services, labor and health care, the firm said Tuesday.
Pharmaceutical company Impax Laboratories Inc. said Monday that it hired Mark A. Schlossberg, who recently worked in the legal department of Amgen Inc., as its general counsel.
Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced Wednesday that it had hired Illinois state Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, as a partner to boost the Chicago-based firm's governmental and municipal affairs practice.
The general counsel of the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office is leaving to join the London office of Richmond, Va.-based McGuireWoods LLP later this summer, the firm announced Wednesday.