Reed Smith will open a new office in Frankfurt, its second in Germany, on 1 June. The office will be opened with a newly assembled team of seven partners, who join the firm from rival firms. Among those hired
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US firm Mischcon de Reya has hired Michael Nouril, a strong corporate partner in London, from Proskauer Rose. Nouril has been at Proskauer for four years, after joining from Jones Day in 2011. At Jones Day, he had been
With two new partners, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP boosts its litigation department. The new partners, James D. Wareham("Jamie") and James E. Anklam, come to the firm from DLA Piper, and will be
Jones Day will open its 17th US office in Detroit, relocating three partners to head the new office. M&A partner Timothy Melton, currently based in Chicago, will lead the new office. Partner David Rutowski will
US firm Jones Day made a splash this week hiring the Netherlands' Supreme Court Justice Coen Drion. Drion will be the first Justice from the nation to leave its court to join an international firm. Drion will leave the
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partners voted to elect Lisa Mayhew, head of employment, as the the firm's new managing partner. Mayhew will begin her term on 1 May. The election is the first contested election at BLP in
As the term for departing Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg draws to a close, the first contested election in 16 years for managing partner is in full force, with a vote expected on 3 February.
DLA Piper is rebuilding its Asia practice, hiring two partners and an of counsel in Singapore. Partner John Viverito, a corporate specialist, and of counsel Myles Hankin, who works in energy and natural resources, join
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.
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 &