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New York’s federal public defender’s office has a new leader in David E. Patton, a visiting law professor at Stanford. In his new role Patton will oversee the lawyers appointed to represent defendants who cannot
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that Helen V. Cantwell has joined the firm as counsel in the Litigation Department, resident in the firm’s New York office. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cantwell served for
Dewey & LeBoeuf has hired a partner from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson to co-chair its compensations, benefits and employment department. Howard Adler is set to join Dewey’s New York office next month.
The NYT’s City Room blog reports that Roy Den Hollander — “a Manhattan lawyer and a self-described antifeminist” who in the past year has sued nightclubs for favoring women by offering ladies’ night discounts
A federal judge in New York City has allowed sex discrimination claims to proceed against Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, an intellectual property law firm that fired an associate two days after she complained in an
Christopher Marcus, a restructuring partner from Kirkland's US rival Weil, joins the firm as partner in New York. Marcus has advised on a number of high-profile restructurings including WorldCom in 2003.
The world’s elite firms are jostling for position on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’s (KKR) landmark dual listing in Amsterdam and New York. A team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett led by partner Alan Klein is advising
White & Case has appointed former chairman Duane Wall as head of the firm’s global bank advisory practice. The move is a response to the loss of prominent financial services regulatory partner and former head, Kevin
After months of speculation, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Dickson Minto have announced that they have formed a strategic alliance. The Anglo-Scots boutique and New York’s Willkie Farr are to bolster their
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has bagged a high-profile structured finance partner in the US, with former Goldman Sachs in-house counsel Howard Altarescu joining the West Coast giant after 20 years with the investment
JPMorgan has ditched Linklaters from its list of preferred advisers following a row over the magic circle firm’s role in suing Bear Stearns on behalf of Barclays Bank. Linklaters’ New York litigation team, led
Global law firm White & Case LLP today announced the arrival of partner Michael S. Shenberg in its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice in New York. A recognized leader in his field, Shenberg will focus on energy M&A