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
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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
McGuireWoods LLP announced it has appointed Philip Goldstein to be the managing partner of the firm’s New York City office. Goldstein’s practice focuses on mass tort, products liability and complex commercial
To redress what it terms a "persistent lack of diversity" in the legal profession, one of the nation's largest corporate law firms will commit $9.6 million over the next decade toward an honors program designed to
DLA Piper has snared former Clifford Chance America IP head to lead its IP practice group in the New York office. Drew Wintringham, who joined the firm as partner on April 7, is providing the firm with patent litigation
A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld by a legal recruiter who claimed the law firm stiffed him on a partner placement commission. In a suit filed in October
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer finance partners Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz are setting up an informal conflicts referral relationship in London with their previous firm White & Case. The pair anticipate that