Mayer Brown LLP has brought Chicago federal prosecutor Greg Deis back into its fold, adding the public corruption specialist as a partner in its litigation and dispute resolution practice and its white collar defense and compliance group, the firm said Wednesday.
Loeb & Loeb LLP has snapped up a consumer protection defense litigator with expertise in class action work and the automotive industry from Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, expanding its Chicago office, Loeb & Loeb said Friday.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added a former BP PLC attorney with significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control compliance experience to its Chicago office, the firm said Wednesday, giving its international regulation and compliance practice a significant boost.
Jenner & Block LLP announced last week that former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan has joined its Washington, D.C., office to head up the firm’s new privacy and information governance practice group.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP lured back the associate general counsel for CUNA Mutual Group, who has experience with commercial disputes including antitrust, contract and employment cases, to its Madison, Wis., office, the firm said Tuesday.
The former managing partner of Chadbourne & Parke LLP's Washington office has joined Cozen O'Connor's global insurance practice group in that city, while a former Sandoz Inc. executive has been recruited for the firm's intellectual property group in Chicago, Cozen O'Connor announced Wednesday.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has added pharmaceutical giant Apotex Inc.'s former intellectual property chief for its Chicago office as it continues to expand its intellectual property practice group, the firm announced Tuesday.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has nabbed Kenneth D. Suzan, who focuses on intellectual property, Internet and social media law, from Hodgson Russ LLP to join the firm’s Minneapolis office as of counsel in the intellectual property department, the firm said on Wednesday.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has lured an intellectual property veteran from McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP to work in the IP practice group of the litigation department in its Chicago office, the firm said Monday.
Schiff Hardin LLP has bolstered its antitrust team through the recruitment of a former General Motors Co. in-house counsel to its office in Ann Arbor, Mich., it announced Thursday.
Baker Hostetler has enhanced its intellectual property capabilities through the addition of a trio of attorneys who will bolster the firm's patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets capabilities in its Cincinnati office.
Perkins Coie LLP has added a former K&L Gates LLP attorney as a partner in its Chicago office to boost its corporate and private equity practices, it said Wednesday.
Jackson Lewis LLP has boosted its labor capabilities with the services offered by a veteran of Chicago's public education sector and seasoned class action defender who has joined the firm in its Windy City branch, it announced Wednesday.
McDonald Hopkins LLC has hired a former federal prosecutor and partner at Bricker & Eckler LLP specializing in False Claims Act and qui tam cases as a co-chair of its white collar and government compliance practice group in its Cleveland office, the firm announced Monday.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has snagged intellectual property ace Brian J. Downey, who has interactive media and Internet law experience, from Frost Brown Todd LLC to work in the firm’s Ohio office, the firm said Thursday.
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP said Thursday that transactional and litigation pro Joseph Colagiovanni, formerly the chair of SNR Denton's construction practice group, has joined the firm as a partner based out of its St. Louis and Dubai offices.
Proskauer Rose LLP has hired a prominent labor attorney from Seyfarth Shaw LLP as a foundation piece of the firm's newly launched whistleblowing and retaliation practice group in its Chicago office, the firm said Wednesday.
Lathrop & Gage LLP has added to its burgeoning ranks in Boston and Chicago by bringing on seasoned intellectual property litigators from Nixon Peabody LLP and Niro Haller & Niro Ltd., the firm said Tuesday.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has hired a former DLA Piper partner and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency counsel to add environmental and energy expertise to its Chicago office, the firm said Monday.
SNR Denton said Tuesday that its Chicago office has gained a real estate partner who launched his career at one of its founding firms before branching out as general counsel at the Real Estate Institute, an education provider for real estate and mortgage brokers.
In light of the Illinois Appellate Court's decision in Area Erectors Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Co., insureds should know that just because they have a “replacement cost” policy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re entitled to recover the cost from the insurer to replace damaged property, says Neil Posner of Much Shelist PC.
Manufacturers of consumer products scored a double-win in the recent decision of Phillips v. Philip Morris Companies Inc., which has become a useful precedent for companies that find themselves the targets of consumer class actions based upon state consumer statutes, say attorneys with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.
In a recent report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documented that Asian carp DNA found in the Chicago Area Waterway System could stem from at least six different sources besides live Asian carp. The report's findings should reduce the concern that Asian carp are about to enter the Great Lakes through the CAWS and allow consideration of more sensible alternatives to address the potential migration, says David Rieser of Much Shelist PC.
It seemed to happen before you could say the words "right to work" — on Dec. 11, 2012, Michigan swiftly became the 24th state to enact right-to-work legislation. While the effects of Michigan’s new status will not occur as quickly, this controversial law is politically significant and likely to bring litigation over its scope, say attorneys with Nemeth Burwell PC.
In the 26 months since Thomas Kilbride became chief justice, the Illinois Supreme Court has decided 80 civil cases. In reviewing those cases, one statistic leaps out, confirming the impression of a highly unified court: 67.5 percent of the court's civil decisions have been unanimous. Significant dissent is rare. Our analysis of the dynamics of the Kilbride court just past its second anniversary suggests several tentative lessons for counsel, says Kirk Jenkins of Sedgwick LLP.
During 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court filed 71 written opinions, 39 in civil cases. Although the total opinion output was down somewhat from recent years, this represents the court's highest number of civil decisions since 2009. And all in all, it was a reasonably good year at the court for the business defense bar, says Kirk Jenkins of Sedgwick LLP.
Presented before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station, GenOn Power Midwest, was the question of whether state law nuisance claims for the emission of carbon dioxide were viable in the face of the Clean Air Act. If the Western District’s analysis is correct and applicable to carbon dioxide, such claims will not survive for very long, says J. Wylie Donald of McCarter & English LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to docket Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk has suddenly made mooting one of the hottest topics in wage and hour litigation. In Genesis, the court will determine the application of the mooting strategy in a putative wage and hour collective action — a decision upholding mooting may result in a sea change in wage and hour litigation, say attorneys with Baker & McKenzie.
In Quade v. Secura Insurance, the Minnesota Supreme Court's decision placed issues of causation and extent of damages of property within the authority of insurance appraisers, but questions remain regarding when a liability determination is "incidental" to the analysis of amount of loss, says Emily Cowing of Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP.
A Missouri federal judge's decision in Tussey v. ABB Inc. serves as an important reminder to practitioners and to employers of the type of supervision that courts will demand from retirement plan fiduciaries, and the peril of facts that can be used to convince a court that plan fiduciaries are protecting their employer or themselves at the expense of the plan’s participants, say attorneys with Alston & Bird LLP.