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General Dynamics Names Gallopoulos Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — General Dynamics has named Greg Gallopoulos senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 1. Gallopoulos, 50, succeeded David A. Savner, who retired after nearly 12 years of service in that role. Gallopoulos joined General Dynamics as vice...

Paul, Weiss Announces Election Of 5 New Partners

NEW YORK — Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has announced that five new partners have been elected to the partnership effective Jan. 1: Craig A. Benson, Alice Belisle Eaton, Andrew C. Finch, David S. Huntington and Elizabeth R. McColm. Eaton and McColm have been elected to partnership...

Michaels Law Group Hires Dana M. Heyde

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Michaels Law Group has announced the addition of Dana M. Heyde as its newest associate attorney. Heyde earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Legal Studies from Chapman University in 2002. At Chapman University, Heyde was a member of Sigma Tau Delta...

Andrews Kurth Elects 4 New Partners For 2010

HOUSTON — Andrews Kurth LLP has announced the election of four of its lawyers to the partnership. Timothy S. McConn, Houston; Dena Palermo, Houston; Joseph A. Patella, New York; and Hoang Vu, Houston, assumed their new positions on Jan. 1. McConn represents clients in a wide variety of civil...

McDermott Announces 2010 Partner Promotions

CHICAGO — McDermott Will & Emery LLP has announced that the following lawyers who focus on litigation were promoted to partner effective Jan. 1: Mary B. Boyle (Silicon Valley) focuses in the areas of intellectual property litigation in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. She...

Former Pa. Supreme Court Justice Expands Private Practice In ADR

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sandra Schultz Newman has announced the expansion of her private practice focusing in mediation, arbitration and appellate argument preparation. With more than 30 years of trial experience from both sides of the bench, Justice...

ITC Patent Litigator Brian Nester Joins Sidley Austin LLP In Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Brian Nester has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice, resident in the Washington, D.C., office. Nester will focus his practice on patent litigation, with an emphasis on proceedings before the International...

Winstead Announces New Shareholders And Executive Committee Members For 2010

DALLAS — Winstead PC has announced the election of four new income shareholders and four new equity shareholders along with the election of two members to the firm's executive committee. Winstead's new income shareholders are Julie Sassenrath, Dallas, Taxation, Employee Benefits &...

Sidley Elevates 15 To Partnership In 7 Offices

CHICAGO — Sidley Austin named 15 new partners in seven U.S. and international offices, effective Jan. 1. The new partners practice in a broad range of transactional, litigation and regulatory practices.\ The new partners are listed below by office and primary area of practice: Chicago: Rebecca...

Reed Smith Adds Securities Litigation Partner In Northern California

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Reed Smith LLP on Jan. 25 announced the addition of former Howrey partner David Lisi as a partner in its Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, effective immediately. Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group includes more...

Beers, Dickinson, Levine, Tandy Receive Food And Drug Law Institute's Distinguished Service And Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald O. Beers, Elizabeth H. Dickinson, Arthur N. Levine and Marlene K. Tandy, M.D., were the recipients of the Food and Drug Law Institute's (FDLI) 2009 Distinguished Service and Leadership Award. FDLI has named 50 recipients since 1993, when FDLI began bestowing the...

Seyfarth Shaw Expands International Labor & Employment Practice With Addition Of Simeon Spencer

NEW YORK — Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of America’s full-service law firms, has announced that Simeon Spencer has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s International Labor & Employment Practice Group. Spencer brings with him Associate Anna Margolis. Both will be resident in the...

7 Of 7 Make Partner At Susman Godfrey

HOUSTON — Susman Godfrey LLP, the Houston-based litigation boutique, announced in December that all seven of its partnership candidates have been made full equity partners. The firm also awarded large bonuses to its associates, some ranging as high as 40 percent of associates' base salaries...

Tina M. Talarchyk Joins McDonald Hopkins’ West Palm Beach Office As Member

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tina M. Talarchyk has joined the West Palm Beach office of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm. Talarchyk, who has more than 20 years of experience as a civil trial attorney with a focus on bankruptcy and complex financial litigation, is a member...

Seyfarth Shaw Welcomes Alexander J. Passantino To The Labor & Employment Department In The D.C. Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of America’s full-service law firms, has announced that Alexander J. Passantino has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Passantino served as acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division from 2007...

Terry Ross Joins Crowell & Moring's IP Group, Boosts Trial Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of partner Terence P. "Terry" Ross to the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Based in the Washington, D.C., office, Ross is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer who focuses his practice on disputes involving...

Former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger Joins Cox Smith

SAN ANTONIO — Cox Smith Matthews Inc. has announced that former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger, one of the most respected mayors in the history of the city, has joined the firm as a shareholder. Hardberger served two terms as mayor of San Antonio and is widely viewed as one of the city’s...

Attorney Edward E Knauss IV Named To Million Dollar Advocates Forum

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Edward E Knauss IV of Harrisburg has been certified as a member. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is...

Ellman Burke Land Use And Real Estate Team Joins SSL Law Firm

SAN FRANCISCO — Five land use and real estate attorneys from Ellman Burke Hoffman & Johnson, a San Francisco land use and real estate boutique, have joined SSL Law Firm LLP, also a San Francisco based real estate firm. Ellman Burke shareholders Michael J. Burke, Jodi B. Fedor, Christine W...

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL Announces Litigation Partner Rachael A. Rowe Joins Labor & Employment Group

CINCINNATI — Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK) has announced that Rachael A. Rowe, a partner in its Litigation Group, formally will join its Labor & Employment Group. Going forward, Rowe will be an active member of both practice groups. Rowe began her career in the labor and employment...

Ulmer & Berne Elects 4 New Partners

CLEVELAND — Ulmer & Berne LLP has announced the election of Thomas L. Anastos, Jason P. Conte, Jodi B. Rich and Jeffrey R. Schaefer to partner at the firm. Anastos has more than 20 years of litigation experience and concentrates in business litigation. His practice includes commercial, complex...

Cozen O’Connor Expands Antitrust, Trade Regulation Practices In D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cozen O’Connor has announced that another group of high-profile attorneys has joined the firm. Melissa H. Maxman, Ronald F. Wick and Marcela B. Stras have moved to Cozen O’Connor’s Washington, D.C., office from Baker Hostetler. The addition of these attorneys...

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Expands Litigation Practice Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (SKGF), an intellectual property law firm in Washington, D.C., has announced that it has expanded its Litigation Practice Group with a team of four attorneys: director H. Keeto Sabharwal, of counsel Daniel E. Yonan and associates...

Manatt Adds Attorney Thomas C. Morrison In New York

NEW YORK — Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP has announced that Thomas C. Morrison has joined the firm as a litigation and trial partner in the firm’s national Litigation Division. He will be based in Manatt’s New York office. Morrison significantly augments the firm’s already...

Cadwalader Promotes 4 To Partnership

NEW YORK — Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, has elected Jodi Avergun (Business Fraud and Complex Litigation), Bret Campbell (Business Fraud and Complex Litigation), Peter Friedman (Financial Restructuring) and Brian McGovern (Health...