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
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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
At the recent Corporate Law Association of New Zealand conference, a full ranking of 14 of New Zealand’s largest law firms provided a ‘performance list. Top billing for price and performance went to Russell McVeagh
In a way, there's no longer any such thing as a big San Francisco law firm. When Heller Ehrman Chairman Matthew Larrabee moves to New York City this month, none of the Am Law 100 firms rooted in San Francisco will be
Latham & Watkins has boosted its US derivatives practice with a rare partner hire from elite Manhattan firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. Witold Balaban, an expert for highly structured and equity-based transactions, joins
Watson Farley & Williams has moved to expand its US corporate practice with the hire of a new partner in New York. The addition of Antonios Backos, who was
he Fair Use Project of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society today announced that Yoko Ono’s attempt to enjoin Premise Media’s documentary, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” has been denied.
Clifford Chance has hired a securitisation partner from Thacher Proffitt & Wood to beef up its US financial products practice. Robert Villani will join the firm's New York office as partner in the financial products
Orrick Herrington & Suttcliffe has bolstered its litigation practice with the hire of partner Richard Martin, formerly managing partner and head of litigation at Heller Ehrman's New York office.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has resolved a religious discrimination suit filed against the firm by a former New York associate. Schoenfeld, an associate who was laid off last October after only two months, claimed that he was
This year’s biglaw summer associates may face a shortage of client work. This year, with the slowdown in transactions, some firms like WilmerHale and Latham expect to have less to assign, particularly corporate work.
The New York office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes Gary A. Walpert and Andrew L. Reibman as partners in the firm’s intellectual property practice. Walpert, who joins K&L Gates
New York-based Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced that Brad S. Karp, age 48, has been elected as the new Chair of the firm, effective January 1, 2009. He will succeed Alfred D. Youngwood, who has been