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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...

Jason Zweig Joins Hagens Berman, Opens New York Office

NEW YORK - Hagens Berman LLP , a Seattle-based law firm representing plaintiffs in class actions and multi-party large-scale complex litigation, has announced the opening of its New York office, and the hiring of Jason A. Zweig to lead the office. Zweig is a highly experienced attorney representing...

Bracewell & Giuliani Continues Expansion In New York

NEW YORK - Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has announced the addition of three partners to the New York office. Michael C. Hefter and Stan Chelney, former partners at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, have joined as litigation partners. Daniel E. Hemli, formerly an associate at Wachtell, Lipton...

Thompson & Knight Adds Kessler To Direct New York Operations, Lead New Detroit Office

DALLAS - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has announced the addition of noted trial lawyer Philip Kessler to direct the firm's expanding operations in New York City and lead the new office in metropolitan Detroit. Kessler is a nationally renowned business litigator with 38 years of experience...

International Alliance Of Law Firms Selects Phillips Nizer, Williams Parker As Members

MINNEAPOLIS - The International Alliance of Law Firms, a worldwide legal association of 55 firms in 41 countries, has announced the selection of two highly regarded business law firms as members. Phillips Nizer LLP has been admitted as the Alliance representative for New York and Williams Parker has...

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman Expands Litigation Group

NEW YORK - Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman P.C., a New York-based law firm known for its intellectual property and litigation capabilities, has expanded its Litigation Group. John R. Lane, formerly a partner with Frommer Lawrence & Haug, became a member of the firm in March. He has more than 25...

Davis Polk Elects New Management Team Led by Tom Reid As Managing Partner

NEW YORK - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, a global law firm, has announced that Thomas J. Reid has been elected managing partner. He succeeds John R. Ettinger and is joined on Davis Polk's three-person Management Committee by John A. Bick and Carey R. Dunne. Reid, 46, has served for the past three...

Former Federal Prosecutors, Veteran Litigators Form Litigation Firm Levine Lee LLP

NEW YORK - Partners at Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Foley & Lardner in New York have joined with the outgoing deputy chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York to form the litigation firm Levine Lee LLP. Founded by Seth...

Leslie D. Kelmachter Named President Of New York State Trial Lawyers Association

NEW YORK - The law firm of Jacob Fuchsberg, one of the leading trial law firms in the New York area, has announced that Leslie D. Kelmachter, a partner of the firm, was named president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Kelmachter joined the Fuchsberg law firm in 2000. She has successfully...

Greenberg Traurig's Barbara T. Kaplan Admitted To American College Of Tax Counsel

NEW YORK - Barbara T. Kaplan, shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and chair of their New York Tax and National Tax Audits & Litigation Practices, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The college is one of the premier legal associations in America...

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...

Biedermann, Reif, Hoenig & Ruff Joins Forces With LeClairRyan

NEW YORK - Recognizing a synergistic opportunity to provide European clients with access to its growing national footprint, LeClairRyan has announced a merger with Biedermann, Reif, Hoenig & Ruff. The merger adds 14 attorneys to LeClairRyan's New York City presence. The firm now has more than...

Pharmaceutical Litigation Partner James Stronski Joins Crowell & Moring

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of partner James K. Stronski to the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Based in the New York office, Stronski is an intellectual property litigator with extensive experience handling cases involving the so-called "Hatch...

Grant & Eisenhofer Adds Matthew Morris To Head Bankruptcy Litigation Practice

NEW YORK - In a noteworthy expansion of its bankruptcy litigation profile, leading shareholder and corporate governance law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. has added experienced creditor-side bankruptcy litigator Matthew Morris to head its bankruptcy litigation practice. Morris, who joins G&E...

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands IP Litigation Practice

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Alan Hovden has become a partner at the firm. An experienced intellectual property litigator and counselor...

Winston & Strawn Expands Litigation Practice With Addition Of Richard Falek To New York Office

NEW YORK - Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that Richard Falek has joined its New York office as a partner. His practice focuses on antitrust and trade regulation issues, particularly mergers and acquisitions requiring Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filings, as well as state and foreign filings and approvals...

White Collar Litigator Abbe D. Lowell Rejoins Chadbourne & Parke

NEW YORK - The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that nationally renowned, high-profile criminal and civil litigator and trial attorney Abbe D. Lowell has rejoined the firm as a partner, splitting his time between Washington, D.C., and New York. Lowell returns to Chadbourne...

Steven Fineman Elected President Of Public Justice Foundation

NEW YORK - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP congratulates Managing Partner Steven E. Fineman for his election July 11 as president of the Public Justice Foundation for 2011-2012. The Public Justice Foundation is a not-for-profit membership organization that supports Public Justice P.C.,...

Chadbourne & Parke Adds 2 More To Special Investigations And Litigation Group

NEW YORK - The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Pamela J. Marple and Christopher D. Man have rejoined the firm, as partner and counsel, respectively. Marple will split her time between the New York and Washington, D.C., offices and Man will be resident in Washington...

Partner Robert D. Owen Joins Sutherland's Litigation Practice In New York

NEW YORK - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP has announced that Robert D. Owen has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in New York. Previously a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Owen has more than 35 years of experience in commercial litigation and is a nationally...

Paul, Weiss Adds 2 Prominent Patent Litigators

NEW YORK - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has announced that Nicholas Groombridge and David J. Ball Jr., two renowned patent litigators, have joined the firm's Litigation Department. Groombridge is resident in Paul, Weiss's New York office, and Ball is resident in its Washington...

Kasowitz Launches Real Estate Practice With Leading Real Estate Attorneys Wallace L. Schwartz And Adam M. Endick

NEW YORK - Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP has announced that leading real estate attorneys Wallace L. Schwartz and Adam M. Endick have joined the firm in New York as partners to launch the firm's real estate practice. Both were formerly with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP...

Senior SEC Attorney Joins Labaton Sucharow To Launch Whistleblower Practice

NEW YORK - Jordan A. Thomas, a 16-year veteran of the federal government, has announced that he has left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to join Labaton Sucharow LLP and launch its Whistleblower Representation Practice. Labaton Sucharow is the first and only law firm to recruit a senior...

Hunter Shkolnik Of Rheingold Valet Moves To Napoli Bern Ripka LLP

NEW YORK - After more than 15 years as a senior partner in the New York personal injury firm Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Shkolnik & McCartney LLP, Hunter Shkolnik has joined Napoli Bern Ripka LLP as a senior partner of the firm, which is now known as Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP. Shkolnik has...

SNR Denton Announces New Leadership Positions For U.S. Region

New Chief Executive, Managing Partner, Head of Litigation and Senior Partner to Join Chairman in US Region NEW YORK - SNR Denton's Global Chairman and Global Chief Executive announced that the firm has appointed new members to the leadership team for its US Region. In addition to the current...