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BuckleySandler Announces New Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — BuckleySandler LLP, legal counsel to the financial services industry, has announced the promotion of four associates to counsel and the recent lateral hiring of three counsel. Since its formation in March 2009, BuckleySandler has dramatically expanded its size, increasing...

Bank Attorney David H. Baris Joins BuckleySandler LLP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — BuckleySandler LLP, a leading financial services law firm based in Washington, D.C., has announced that David H. Baris, a founding partner of Kennedy & Baris LLP, has joined the firm as a partner. Baris has more than 20 years experience advising financial institutions...

Gibson Dunn's Theodore B. Olson Named To TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential List

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that TIME has named Washington, D.C., partner Theodore B. Olson to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Olson is recognized in the Thinkers category, along with David...

Seyfarth Shaw Grows IP Practice Group With Addition Of Richard P. Gilly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seyfarth Shaw LLP , one of America's leading full-service law firms , has announced that Richard P. Gilly has joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group . He was previously at Winston & Strawn LLP. With more than...

Van Ness Feldman Elects New Member In Electricity, Renewable Energy Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Vincenzo Franco , formerly an associate with the firm, has been elected a member (partner) of the firm. Franco resides in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, where his practice focuses on electric power and renewable energy technologies...

Antitrust And Commercial Litigator Colin Kass Joins Proskauer As Partner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Proskauer has announced that Colin R. Kass has joined the firm as a Partner in its Antitrust Group , continuing the expansion of its antitrust capabilities and presence in Washington, D.C. Kass has extensive experience litigating scores of cases before federal and state courts,...

James S. Cohen Joins McDermott Will & Emery To Lead FDA Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - McDermott Will & Emery has announced that James S. Cohen joined the firm's Health Industry Advisory and Life Sciences & Medical Devices Practice Groups as a partner and leader of the firm's FDA practice in the Washington, D.C., office on July 27. Cohen focuses his...

Former Acting Chief Counsel Of FDA, Jeffrey M. Senger, Joins Sidley Austin LLP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Jeffrey M. Senger, former acting chief counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration, has joined Sidley as a partner in the global food, drug and medical device regulatory practice. He will be based in the firm's Washington...

Hagens Berman Opens New Office In Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro (HBSS) has announced the opening of a Washington, D.C., office that will be led by class action attorney Jennifer Fountain Connolly, of counsel at HBSS. HBSS currently has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco. Connolly's...

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Motley Rice Strengthens Litigation Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms, has announced that trial lawyer Nathan D. Finch has joined the firm as a member in its Washington, D.C., office. A significant addition to the Motley Rice leadership team, Finch brings a comprehensive...

Crowell & Moring Adds Torts Partner Kevin C. Mayer In Los Angeles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of partner Kevin C. Mayer to the firm's Torts Group. Based in the firm's Los Angeles office, Mayer brings more than 25 years of litigation and trial experience to the firm's national torts practice, where he will represent...

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Welcomes IP Partner Victor Balancia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Victor Balancia has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) as a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice in Washington, D.C. Balancia is experienced in counseling clients on the development of international and domestic IP strategies and in litigating...

Crowell & Moring Group Expands Chemical, Pesticide Experience

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP's Environment & Natural Resources Group has gained senior counsel David E. Menotti and partner Warren U. Lehrenbaum to bolster its practice in air, pesticides and chemical regulation. Based in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, the new attorneys...

Mortgage Litigation Up 41 Percent, Index Shows

DALLAS - Legal actions tied to mortgage lending jumped by more than 40 percent in the third quarter of the year based on the Mortgage Litigation Index out Dec. 13. Activity on more than 100 civil and criminal mortgage-related cases was tracked from July 1 through Sept. 30 in the report, which is...

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Expands Washington, D.C., Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC (HLB) has announced that Harry R. Silver has joined the firm as a partner and Patricia H. "Tish" Wirth has joined the firm as an associate in the firm's growing Washington, D.C., office. Formerly a member of Patton Boggs, Silver brings...

Bradley J. Bondi Joins Cadwalader Partnership

NEW YORK - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has announced the addition of Bradley J. Bondi to its impressive roster of top securities, litigation, and regulatory attorneys. Bondi joins the firm as partner in the Washington,...

Sidley Partner Virginia Seitz Confirmed As Assistant Attorney General For Office Of Legal Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Virginia Seitz has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Seitz has been a partner in Sidley's Washington, D.C., office since 1998. She concentrates in appellate practice in the federal...

Oil and Gas Lawyer Karl V. Hopkins and Team Join SNR Denton

WASHINGTON, D.C. - SNR Denton has announced that Karl V. Hopkins has joined the firm as a partner, Shon C. Ramey has joined as counsel and Sinan Pismisoglu has joined as a Foreign Legal Specialist. The group continues the growth of SNR Denton's Corporate practice and are members of its award-winning...