Former Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director James H. Freis Jr. is set to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as counsel in its Washington office, the firm announced Monday.
A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission senior trial counsel and O'Melveny & Myers LLP attorney who has tried a wide range of federal securities and white collar cases has joined McGuireWoods LLP's Los Angeles office, the firm 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.
Latham & Watkins LLP has added a former Linklaters LLP senior counsel with extensive experience advising energy, financial services and private equity firms on environmental, carbon commodities trading and other matters as partner in its New York office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP said Thursday it had snagged from Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP a Chicago litigator experienced in representing companies involved in employment, securities and antitrust cases; criminal investigations; and regulatory issues involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the environment.
Kaye Scholer LLP has added a former Mayer Brown LLP partner with experience spanning securities and competition cases in the financial services industry to its New York office, the firm said Thursday.
Locke Lord LLP has added a corporate attorney who specializes in energy industry initial public offerings and global mergers and acquisitions work as a partner in its London office, the firm said Thursday.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC has hired the founder of Haynes and Boone LLP's clean technology practice, who once served as a U.S. Department of Energy official, for its corporate and securities section in Boston, Mintz Levin said Wednesday.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP has added a former Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP corporate attorney who specializes in investment regulatory and compliance matters to its New York office as a partner in its financial services group, Kramer Levin announced Wednesday.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has lured a lifetime K&L Gates LLP finance advisory and regulatory compliance veteran to boost its financial services practice in New York as a partner, the firm said on Wednesday.
A corporate and securities attorney who started her own consulting firm will join King & Spalding LLP as a corporate partner in its Silicon Valley office and focus on transactional and private equity issues, the firm said Monday.
Wal-Mart has snagged a Sidley Austin LLP litigation expert as its compliance chief and will merge its compliance, investigations and legal operations under its general counsel, the retailer said Monday amid a probe into allegations that it bribed foreign officials to aid its expansion in Mexico.
The former head of Chadbourne & Parke LLP's hedge fund practice group on Monday started at a new post in Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC's corporate and securities section, where he will contribute his experience representing both hedge fund and private equity sponsors and investors.
Locke Lord LLP has added a former senior counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act expert to its Washington-based white collar and securities practice, the firm said Wednesday.
Twelve-year U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission veteran Andrew M. Calamari has been named director of the agency's New York regional office, the SEC said Wednesday.
Cooley LLP has lured a seasoned trial lawyer with winning experience before the U.S. Supreme Court to oversee financial services litigation, giving the firm’s New York office a securities expert who also won a multimillion-dollar intellectual property case within days of coming aboard.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP has scored a seven-partner team from Haynes and Boone LLP that includes bankruptcy, mergers and acquisition, securities and white collar experts for its corporate and litigation practices in its Dallas office, the firm said Thursday.
Dechert LLP has added a seasoned financial services, mutual funds and securities partner from Cole-Frieman Mallon & Hunt LLP in its San Francisco office, the international law firm announced Wednesday.
Locke McMurray, the head derivatives and bankruptcy lawyer at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., has joined Jones Day as a financial institutions litigation and regulation partner in the firm's New York office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Perkins Coie LLP has landed a seasoned corporate governance partner from Paul Hastings LLP for its San Francisco office to specialize in securities compliance, debt and equity financing for the firm's growing roster of tech clients, it announced Tuesday.
As the Dodd-Frank Act provisions on executive compensation and corporate governance phase in, one of the many lingering questions is whether Dodd-Frank Act Section 952 (b) will nudge the board compensation committees of America’s publicly traded companies to retain their own independent legal counsel. This could get ugly, says Michael Melbinger of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Although the annual reporting season has ended for many public companies, the determination whether disclosure under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 is required must be performed on a quarterly basis, say Laura Richman and Michael Hermsen of Mayer Brown LLP.
The recurring and pervasive problem of flawed confidential witness allegations tops the list of key issues in securities class action litigation. Not just notorious situations such as those in the Lockheed, SunTrust and Boeing securities class actions. but also the garden-variety inaccuracies present in many cases. Three specific reforms would make all securities class action complaints more factually accurate, says Douglas Greene of Lane Powell PC.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s fee recovery in the Gupta case adds to a growing line of cases allowing corporate crime victims to recover legal fees spent on internal investigations launched to uncover criminal activity. As white collar criminal defense lawyers evaluate whether to plead out their solvent white collar clients or roll the dice at trial, they need to be aware that their clients could be on the hook for these attorneys' fees, say attorneys with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Given the increasing frequency with which public companies are using social media to engage with clients, customers, employees, shareholders and other key constituents, the guidance in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recent report on using social media to announce information in compliance with Regulation FD is welcome, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
With more cross-border insolvencies being filed, and more petitions for recognition of foreign proceedings coming before U.S. bankruptcy courts, it is clear that the outlines of Chapter 15 will continue to be limned. It is also clear that the question of comity in Chapter 15 proceedings will figure prominently in those proceedings and in the continued development of this area of the law, says Kevin Ray of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
More than a month has passed since the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. With some distance from the immediate commentary by esteemed securities counsel, it is time to take another look, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
Does cooperating really provide insider trading defendants with tangible benefits? Based on our analysis of cases in the past three years, cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York yields significant benefit — cooperators on average received lower overall sentences than noncooperators, say attorneys with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Rule 144A for life offerings allow private entities to enjoy many of the benefits that accrue to publicly listed entities by borrowing funds through U.S. capital market offerings without subjecting the private entity to periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or having its top executive officers attest quarterly to the adequacy of disclosure controls, says Richard Roth of Jackson Walker LLP.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act that was enacted on April 5, 2012, will likely change the business of third-party marketers by expanding the scope of permitted promotional activities in connection with offering investments in hedge and private equity funds, says Richard Morris of Herrick Feinstein LLP.