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Fulbright Hires Executive Director, Names 2 New Office Heads

HOUSTON — An established law firm leader with 25 years of executive management experience, the majority of it with three major law firms, has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P as the global firm’s new executive director. The firm also has appointed partners to serve as new heads...

Greenberg Traurig Launches LE Blog

NEW YORK — The Labor & Employment Department at international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has launched its LE Blog at www.gtleblog.com . The blog features insights and analysis of key national labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies and trends...

Squire Sanders, Hammonds Discuss Potential Merger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S.-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and UK-based Hammonds LLP are evaluating the possibility of a merger that would create a dynamic international law firm with expanded global reach. If a merger were to proceed, the combined firm would be among the top 50 global law...

Crowell & Moring Launches New Legal Blog For Retailers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has launched the Retail Law Observer , a blog covering legal issues and key trends facing the retail industry. As economic pressures continue to squeeze retailers around the globe, attorneys from the firm's cross-disciplinary Retail Law practice will blog...

Squire Sanders And Hammonds Law Firms To Combine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Partners with U.S.-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and UK-based Hammonds LLP have approved a combination agreement that creates a new top-tier global legal practice to provide clients worldwide with comprehensive legal counsel. The combination takes effect Jan. 1, 2011....

Weil Elects 7 Lawyers To Partnership

NEW YORK - International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that the following individuals will be partners and counsel of the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Partners: Joshua Amsel, New York - Securities Litigation. Jaclyn Cohen, New York...

Squire Sanders Completes Combination With Hammonds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has completed its combination with Hammonds LLP, launching a global legal practice of approximately 1,275 lawyers working in 37 offices throughout the world. The combination talks between Squire Sanders and Hammonds were announced in August, and partners...

Greenberg Traurig Expands Bay Area Corporate & Securities, Litigation Practices

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Silicon Valley office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Corporate & Securities and Litigation Practices. Corporate attorney Craig Lilly joined the firm from Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP. Litigator Jeff Lokey comes from Manatt,...

Sidley Elects 28 To Partnership In 6 Offices

CHICAGO - Sidley Austin has elected 28 new partners in six U.S. and international offices, effective as of Jan. 1, 2011. 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: ...

Gibson Dunn Launches Transnational Litigation And Foreign Judgments Practice Group

LOS ANGELES - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced the formation of its new Transnational Litigation and Foreign Judgments Practice Group , which focuses on defending multinational corporations against torts and other related claims originating from or involving non-U.S. jurisdictions. The multidisciplinary...

McGuireWoods Elevates 12 Attorneys to Partnership

RICHMOND, Va. - McGuireWoods LLP has announced that it has promoted 12 attorneys to partnership level, effective Jan. 1, 2011. One-third of the new partners are of color and half are women. The partners, who span six offices and nine practice areas, include: Jennifer Cairns (Product & Consumer...

Crowell & Moring Elects 3 New Partners, Promotes 18 Attorneys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced that it elected three attorneys to the firm's partnership effective Jan. 1, 2011. The firm also promoted 18 associates to the position of counsel. The new partners and counsel have been promoted from within the ranks of the firm's Washington...

Winston & Strawn Expands London Office IP Practice With Richard Price, Gareth Morgan

LONDON - Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that it has significantly expanded its intellectual property, and in particular its patent and trademark litigation capabilities globally, as well as in Europe, with the addition of Richard Price and Gareth Morgan, who have joined the London office as partners...

Fulbright & Jaworski Names 16 New Partners

HOUSTON - Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. has elevated 13 senior associates and three senior counsel from core practice areas to join the firm's global partnership spanning 16 cities worldwide. The new partners are Alaina Benford, Houston; Clay Binford, San Antonio; Laura Borst, Minneapolis; D'Lesli...

Bracewell & Giuliani Adds Depth In Seattle

SEATTLE — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has announced that Jeleen Guttenberg , formerly of Skadden Arps, has joined its Seattle office as a partner in the Employee Benefits, ERISA, and Executive Compensation group. Tracy C. Davis , an associate in Bracewell's Energy Regulation and Compliance...

Class Of 2011 Reflects Greenberg Traurig's Diversified Platform

NEW YORK - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has elevated 51 attorneys to shareholder or of counsel positions. Reflecting the firm's diversified platform and wide-ranging legal experience, the new 2011 class represents 19 different locations and 14 areas of practice. In 2010, the...

Simpson Thacher Names Paul Curnin, Thomas Rice Co-Heads Of Litigation

NEW YORK - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has announced that Paul C. Curnin and Thomas C. Rice have been appointed as co-heads of the firm's Litigation practice. Curnin, 49, is a leading litigator in the areas of securities litigation, government and internal investigations and takeover litigation...

Squire Sanders Promotes 18 Lawyers To Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Squire Sanders has admitted 18 lawyers into the partnership, marking the first set of promotions completed by Squire Sanders since combining with Hammonds LLP on Jan. 1, 2011. In addition, three lawyers were promoted to principal. The following partner promotions went into effect...

Trial Lawyers Scott Mendeloff, Gabriel Aizenberg Join Greenberg Traurig Chicago Office

CHICAGO - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Scott Mendeloff and Gabriel Aizenberg have joined its Chicago office as shareholders in the Litigation Practice. Both join the firm from Howrey LLP, where Mendeloff was the managing partner of the Chicago office and Aizenberg...

Nationally Prominent Trial Lawyer Billy Martin Joins Dorsey's Washington, D.C., Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has announced a significant addition to its firmwide Trial Group. Renowned trial lawyer William ("Billy") Martin has joined Dorsey as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Martin, formerly a partner at Howrey LLP in that...

Derrick D. Cephas Joins Weil To Lead Financial Institutions Regulatory Group

NEW YORK - International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that Derrick D. Cephas has joined the New York office to lead the Financial Institutions Regulatory practice group. Cephas joins Weil from Amalgamated Bank, where he served as president and chief executive officer. Before joining...

Greenberg Traurig Adds 4 Employment Lawyers In New Jersey

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Wendy Johnson Lario, Kristine J. Feher, Micala Campbell Robinson and Kristy L. Grazioso have joined the firm's New Jersey office in the Labor & Employment Practice. Lario and Feher join as shareholders; Robinson...

IP Litigator Vernon M. Winters Joins Sidley's San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Vernon M. Winters joined its San Francisco office as a partner in the intellectual property litigation practice, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Winters focuses his practice on complex patent and patent license litigation for life sciences companies and technology...