Chief of Staff to AZ Gov. to Join Ballard Spahr

PHOENIX (November 24, 2014) – Scott A. Smith, Chief of Staff to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, will join Ballard Spahr as Managing Director of Government Relations when the Governor’s term ends in January, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. As a member of Ballard Spahr’s Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs and Contracting Group, Mr. Smith will help clients prepare for government developments, capitalize on opportunities, and execute approaches that align government objectives and business goals. He will be based in … [Read more...]

Leading Litigation Lawyer Joins Sidley Austin

Chicago — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Bruce R. Braun has joined as a partner in the firm’s global Litigation and Accountants/Professional Services Liability practices. Mr. Braun is widely recognized as a top litigator in Chicago and nationally for his extensive experience in high-profile, bet-the-company trials and appellate work.  “Bruce’s impressive skills as a trial lawyer have earned him an outstanding reputation and will make him an important resource for our clients,” said Larry Barden, … [Read more...]

Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit in Plane Crash

Nov. 25, 2014- Corboy & Demetrio has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the elderly couple whose home was crashed into and destroyed by a cargo plane near Midway Airport last week. Roberta Rolinskas, 82, and Raymond Rolinskas, 84, were asleep inside their bedroom when the plane crashed through their home, stopping just feet from their bed. The negligence lawsuit names as defendant Central Airlines, Inc., which owns the plane that tore through the side of the couple’s brick home, ripping open a huge hole in their living room and then … [Read more...]

2014 Set to be Peak Year for Offshore Dealmaking

LONDON — 19 November 2014— Despite a dip in the value and volume of offshore deals in the third quarter of 2014, the year as a whole is on track to be among the best showings for offshore M&A in the past decade, according to a report released today by Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services. The latest edition of Offshore-i, an Appleby report that provides data and insight on merger and acquisition activity in the major offshore financial centres, focuses on … [Read more...]

Wilson Sonsini Expands Litigation and Trial Practice

PALO ALTO, CA (November 24, 2014) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced John P. Flynn, an accomplished trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience representing clients in corporate and commercial disputes, has joined the firm’s litigation practice as a partner. Flynn will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner in the San Francisco office of McLeod, … [Read more...]

Blank Rome Welcomes New Partner in Los Angeles

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Frank Kaplan, Partner, and Ken Meyers, Of Counsel, have joined the Firm in the Corporate Litigation group. Mr. Kaplan’s complex litigation experience spans class action, securities, insurance, unfair competition, partnership, and professional liability matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Meyers practices complex civil litigation and appellate work primarily in the areas of insurance coverage and business litigation. Prior to joining Blank Rome, Mr. Kaplan and Mr. Meyers practiced … [Read more...]

Bryan Cave Adds Health Care Partner

DENVER – Nov. 20, 2014 – Bryan Cave LLP, a global law firm, today announced that Darryl T. Landahl is joining the firm as a partner in the firm’s Denver office. Landahl practices exclusively in health care regulatory and transactional matters and has represented, as both in-house and outside counsel, several of the most prominent managed care companies, Medicare Advantage organizations, and Part D sponsors in the country. His experience will complement a number of attorneys within the firm whose practices overlap with … [Read more...]

Latham Adds Six Entertainment, Sports & Media Partners

November 20, 2014- Century City, Los Angeles and London … Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce the addition of six entertainment, sports and media partners with unparalleled experience advising top US and international clients. The firm also is opening an office in Century City, the business epicenter of Los Angeles’ entertainment industry, that will be closely integrated with the firm’s long-standing California practice and its global platform.  The team of lawyers is prominent and highly respected within … [Read more...]

DLA Piper Attorneys Earn “Leadership in Law” Awards

18 November 2014- DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Kelly Tubman Hardy, regional office head—Corporate & Finance practice for the firm’s Baltimore office, and James D. Mathias, chair of the Baltimore Litigation practice, have received 2014 “Leadership in Law” awards from The Daily Record. The “Leadership in Law” award was created in 2001 to draw attention to the many Maryland legal professionals whose dedication to their occupation and their communities deserves particular recognition. … [Read more...]

Hernán Vera to Leave Public Counsel

LOS ANGELES – Public Counsel's longtime President and CEO, Hernán D. Vera, will leave Public Counsel after nearly 13 years with the organization to become a litigation partner at Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. Vera joined Public Counsel in May 2002 as Directing Attorney of its Consumer Law Project and became President and CEO in March 2008 following a national search. 

During Vera’s tenure as president, Public Counsel more than doubled in size. The nation’s largest … [Read more...]