Three Crowns, an arbitration boutique firm established in April this year, has hired its first female partner, Carmen Martinez Lopez. Lopez joins the firm from Covington & Burling, where she practiced for almost 5 years.
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Willkie Fahr & Gallagher has announced plans to open an office in Houston, its first new office in the US in more than 30 years. Corporate partner Bruce Herzog will be joined by Michael Piazza, hired from Bracewell &
A San Francisco federal court has ruled that failed law firm Heller Ehrman does not have the right to claim profits from unfinished legal work that its ex-partners took away with them to new firms. Judge Charles
Jones Day has boosted its private equity offering with the hire of Louis Mercedes in the Boston Private Equity Practice. Mercedes joins the firm from the partnership at Edwards Wildman Palmer's Boston
Jones Day has boosted its Amsterdam labor and employment practice with the hire of Marielle Daudt from Baker & McKenzie. The labor and employment team also sees the addition of Franck van Uden as of counsel, and
Leading arbitrators from a number of US and UK law firms are leaving their respective partnerships to launch a new boutique arbitration firm. The head of Freshfields London arbitration team - Constantine Partasides
The market for lateral hires at corporate law firms is still running hot, with 2,522 lateral hires in the 12 months to 30 September 2013, down slightly from the 2,691 lateral hires in the previous 12 month period.
The departure of Berwin Leighton Paisner's finance head, Matthew Kellett, has prompted an independent review of the practice. Kellett, who also leads BLP's banking and capital markets practice group, will stay on
Bingham McCutchen has boosted its London competition practice with the hire of partner Frances Murphy, who leaves behind a role as head of Jones Day's London competition practice. The hire brings the headcount of the
DLA Piper has boosted its China intellectual property practice with the hire of partner Horace Lam from Jones Day to head the practice group in Beijing. Lam is followed by a team of three IP lawyers from Jones Day: