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  • Top Veterans Affairs Committee Atty Joins Ballard Spahr

    An attorney who has spent her entire career dedicated to helping veterans, most recently as the top attorney on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, has left Congress to join Ballard Spahr LLP, the firm announced Thursday.

  • Ex-Proskauer COO Gets Hearing Bumped In Trade Secret Row

    A former chief operating officer for Proskauer Rose LLP facing allegations that he misappropriated trade secrets from the BigLaw firm before departing in December won more time to respond to a preliminary injunction bid in New York federal court on Wednesday.

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    Haynes Boone Adds Ex-Winstead Atty To Tax Team

    A former shareholder in Winstead PC's tax practice has returned to Haynes and Boone LLP, where he started his legal career, joining its Fort Worth, Texas, office and strengthening the firm's business planning and tax practice.

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    Armstrong Teasdale Elevates 15 To Partner

    Armstrong Teasdale LLP has promoted 15 attorneys to partner for the start of 2023, naming nine equity partners and six income partners across six cities including its home base of St. Louis.

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    Clark Hill Combines With Philadelphia Real Estate Boutique

    Clark Hill PLC has expanded the firm's real estate practice in Philadelphia and New York by combining with Philadelphia-based boutique Larsson & Scheuritzel PC.

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    BCLP Hires NFL Senior Counsel As Partner In NY

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has snapped up a National Football League senior counsel who wants to build a sports betting practice as a partner in the firm's global sports and entertainment group.

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    K&L Gates Launches Dublin Office With Lateral Finance Trio

    K&L Gates LLP has launched an office in Dublin with a focus on financial services work, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • Troutman Pepper Promotes 26 Attys To Partnership Ranks

    Troutman Pepper has elevated 26 attorneys to partners and six attorneys as counsel across 12 offices, including Atlanta, New York, and Washington, D.C., marking the third year the promotion class has grown since the 2020 merger of Atlanta's Troutman Sanders and Philadelphia's Pepper Hamilton.

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    Dinsmore's New Managing Partner On Mulvaney Barry Merger

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announced this week that it has merged with San Diego-based Mulvaney Barry Beatty Linn & Mayers LLP. Law360 Pulse talked to Dinsmore's new chair and managing partner Tuesday about the combination.

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    Holland & Knight To Merge With Health Pros Waller Lansden

    Holland & Knight LLP will merge with Nashville-based Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP to create a combined firm with nearly 2,000 attorneys in 35 offices, the firms announced Wednesday.

  • Ex-GC For NY Liquor Regulator Returns To Dentons

    A former New York State Liquor Authority general counsel who helped establish the "alcohol to go" model for restaurants and taverns at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has rejoined Dentons' commercial litigation practice as a partner in New York, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Paxus Founder On Junction Of Human Rights, Corporate Law

    Six months after London-based litigator and arbitrator Suzanne Spears left Allen & Overy LLP to found Paxus LLP, she tells Law360 Pulse about her new venture and the state of her field at the intersection of business and human rights.

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    Why Law Firm M&A May Rebound In 2023

    Law firm combination activity in 2022 outpaced the year before, with small and boutique firms making up most of the acquisition targets. The trend is likely to continue in 2023, law firm consultants said, while recessionary fears are also driving up merger discussions among larger firms.

  • Kasowitz Sues Spinoff Firm Over Settlement Atty Fees

    Manhattan-based Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP has sued Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes LLP in New York state court demanding a portion of attorney fees Glenn Agre recently recovered from a settlement, arguing that Kasowitz represented the client for years before former partners left with the client and formed the new firm.

  • Brown Rudnick To Lobby For Bahamas On FTX Collapse

    International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP has disclosed an agreement to provide lobbying and public relations work for the Bahamas in the U.S. on matters involving the collapse and bankruptcy of cryptocurrency exchange giant FTX Digital Markets Ltd. in November.

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    Ex-SG Attorney To Help Lead Quinn Emanuel Appellate Team

    A former assistant to the solicitor general who was also chief speechwriter for former President George W. Bush has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP to co-chair its national appellate practice, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Mintz To Open Miami Office Led By Ex-Milbank Atty

    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC is the latest in a string of firms venturing into the Florida market after it announced plans to open a Miami shop.

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    US News Adjusts Rankings Design Amid Law School Boycotts

    Following boycotts from several law schools, U.S. News & World Report said on Monday that it will be making a series of changes to its rankings.

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    Polsinelli Launches ITC Practice With Group From AMS Trade

    Polsinelli PC announced on Tuesday that it hired a seven-person group from international trade law firm AMS Trade LLP for a new litigation and trade remedies practice out of its Washington, D.C., office.

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    Greenberg Traurig Adds Ex-Holiday Inn Vacations GC In Fla.

    Greenberg Traurig PA has picked up Holiday Inn Club Vacations Inc.'s longtime general counsel as the newest attorney in the firm's Orlando, Florida, office.

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    Former Mayer Brown Partner Joins MoFo In Singapore

    Morrison Foerster LLP announced Tuesday that former Mayer Brown LLP partner Steven Tran is joining the firm's Singapore office, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

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    MoFo And Durie Tangri Ring In 2023 By Combining

    Morrison Foerster LLP has carried out its planned combination with litigation boutique Durie Tangri LLP, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • Solicitors Watchdog Fines Law Firm Over Historic Breaches

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority said it has fined Slater and Gordon UK Ltd. £81,588 ($97,395) for a number of regulatory breaches, including what it said were the firm's ineffective controls for managing risks to client money and supervising client matters.

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    5 Bold Legal Technology Predictions For 2023

    If 2022 was the year of increased adoption and innovation of technology in the legal field, 2023 could shape up to be a year filled with more changes in the profession.

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    4 Major Concerns On GCs' Minds For 2023

    As general counsel plan for the new year, they expect disrupted sleep over changing regulations, data privacy and their expanding remit, among other issues.

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