LeClairRyan has bolstered its labor and employment and business litigation practice teams, as well as its ranks in Virginia, by bringing over a seasoned employment litigator and adviser from DiMuroGinsberg PC.
Jackson Lewis LLP announced it has brought an experienced attorney from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC to Jackson Lewis' Greenville, S.C., branch, where she will boost the labor firm's litigation capabilities.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP said on Wednesday that it has nabbed labor and employment pro John F. Meyers from Seyfarth Shaw LLP to work as a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Former Florida state Sen. Dan Gelber and two shareholders from Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA have formed a Miami-based law firm specializing in complex civil litigation and white collar defense, the firm said Monday.
Regional powerhouse Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has lured a wide-ranging transactional partner from Alabama-based Johnston Barton Proctor and Rose LLP with a varied background in private equity investments, securities compliance and intellectual property arrangements, Bradley Arant said on Thursday.
Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC will open a new office in Greensboro, N.C., broadening its presence in the Southeastern U.S. and staffing it with attorneys from Pinto Coates Kyre & Brown PLLC, the insurance law firm said Thursday.
Joel Sanders, bankrupt Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chief financial officer, has landed a new job at Florida firm Greenspoon Marder PA, the firm said Wednesday.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added a partner with extensive experience in medical malpractice, insurance matters and Medicare Advantage program issues to its Birmingham, Ala., office, bolstering its rapidly growing health care practice, the firm announced Thursday.
Veteran corporate transactional and real estate attorney Justin S. Daniels has joined the Atlanta office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a shareholder focusing on corporate and commercial real estate advice, the firm said Wednesday.
Armstrong Teasdale LP has added the Missouri Supreme Court's longest-serving judge to its litigation practice group in St. Louis, the firm announced last week.
Ford & Harrison LLP has boosted its labor capabilities through the addition of a Trenam Kemker attorney to the employment boutique’s Tampa, Fla., branch, the firm announced Wednesday.
A private equity and growth equity transactional attorney who specializes in the technology sector has joined DLA Piper as a corporate partner and will be based at the firm's Northern Virginia office in Reston, DLA Piper announced Thursday.
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes PLLC has added a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman to its office in Jackson, Miss., bolstering one of the oldest energy practices in the Gulf Coast region, the firm announced Tuesday.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has hired a former U.S. attorney from Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP to round out the firm's white collar and health care trial practice in Miami and New York, it announced Tuesday.
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP has added a former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services attorney with significant experience in Medicare and long-term care facility issues to its Atlanta office, boosting its health care and litigation practices, the firm announced Monday.
Duane Morris LLP has hired a Cetera Financial Group securities litigation expert as a partner at its trial practice group in Atlanta, as part of an expansion of its growing trial practice that has recently also seen the addition of attorneys from now-collapsed Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
A Florida real estate attorney with longtime ties to the Tampa and St. Petersburg markets has joined Fowler White Boggs PA as a shareholder, the law firm said Tuesday.
Jones Day has nabbed a banking and finance partner specializing in representing lenders in bankruptcies from Hunton & Williams LLP for its Atlanta and New York offices, the firm announced Tuesday.
Ballard Spahr LLP has added to its Atlanta office a private equity and transactional lawyer from Carlton Fields PA whose resume includes stints at a BigLaw capital markets group, an investment bank, a Canadian private equity firm and a community bank.
FordHarrison LLP has picked up a new partner who represents employers in wage and hour, discrimination, and other types of labor issues from King & Ballow for its Nashville office, as well as a new associate, the firm said Monday.
The Eleventh Circuit ruling in St. Joseph Hospital v. Health Management Associates Inc. offers a warning for transactional lawyers to be careful how they describe a transaction in preclosing filings with government agencies, says Elizabeth Hodge of Akerman Senterfitt LLP.
Do not be lulled into a false sense of complacency by the formality, civility and, in some cases, old-fashioned Southern charm of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Cases usually move with lightning speed, handled by efficient, polite, but no-nonsense jurists and courtroom deputies. There are many traps for the unwary, say Robert Tata and Wendy McGraw of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Apportionment is an important tool for landowners in the defense of premises liability claims. But now that its applicability and enforceability have been upheld in McReynolds v. Krebs and Couch v. Red Roof Inns, the risk of significant damage awards is less than it once was, says Kathryn Hinton of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
The Fifth Circuit in MBS Mgmt. Serv. Inc. v. MXEnergy Electric Inc. recently provided guidance on whether an electricity requirements contract is a forward contract that is exempt from avoidance pursuant to Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. The answer, at least on the facts of MBS Mgmt., is yes, says Victoria Vron of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
As Illinois Union Ins. v. NRI Construction demonstrates, review of the reservation of rights letter's unilateral imposition of a right to recoup defense costs must be undertaken immediately upon receipt of the letter, says Collin Hite of Hirschler Fleischer PC.
The lesson from the decision by the Western District of North Carolina in Synovus Bank v. Coleman is plain: What looks like good business when the market is hot may turn out to be an Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act claim when the markets tank, says David Dreifus of Poyner Spruill LLP.
The Sixth Circuit decision in Pilgrim v. Universal Health Card LLC provides a strong basis for the proposition that defendants do not need to engage in class discovery where it is obvious from the pleadings that the class cannot be certified, say attorneys with Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.
The Sixth Circuit recently renewed the ability of French entertainment and brand-management company Moonscoop SAS to bring a claim for damages and specific performance against American Greetings Corp. regarding the sale to Moonscoop of American Greetings' rights to certain cartoon characters. The case provides practitioners with several contract-drafting lessons, says Vincent Martorana of Reed Smith LLP.
This year has seen a spike in lateral movement among partners and senior associates in the legal profession. A survey from The Closers Group has revealed that many attorneys want business development training and are willing to apply what they learn — and law firms that provide it are more likely to keep their lawyers professionally satisfied, says Steven Taylor, a legal journalist.
In Summit Petroleum Corp. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Sixth Circuit has vacated an EPA decision concerning whether a natural gas operations plant and nearby wells were “adjacent” for air permitting purposes. The decision is important because the plant and wells together would have sufficient potential emissions so as to be considered a major stationary source, say Jeryl Olson and Eric Boyd of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.