Former Federal Prosecutors Launch New Firm

(New York, NY) February 23, 2015 – Three former federal prosecutors, Jim Walden, Timothy Macht, and Sean Haran, have joinedforces to form a new law firm specializing in government investigations, White Collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation. Based in lower Manhattan, Walden Macht & Haran LLP marshals the founders’ diverse and extensive trial andother litigation experience, both as federal prosecutors and in private practice at major national and international law firms. All three partners served as Assistant … [Read more...]

McGlinchey Stafford Expands Intellectual Property Team

Houston, TX – McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the addition of intellectual property attorneys Tenley Krueger and Chris Nichols.  Krueger is Of Counsel in the firm’s Houston office, and Nichols is an Associate in the firm’s Baton Rouge office.    Both Krueger and Nichols bring to the firm extensive backgrounds working with chemical patents, which will complement McGlinchey Stafford’s team of more than a dozen IP attorneys who represent global oil & gas clients, fine … [Read more...]

Hogan Lovells Re-Appoints Nicholas Cheffings as Chair

London - Hogan Lovells has re-appointed London real estate partner Nicholas Cheffings as Chair of Hogan Lovells beginning 1 May 2015; he will serve in the post for three years. Cheffings’ first term as chair will expire at the end of April 2015. “I have very much enjoyed the role over the past three years and I look forward to continuing to serve the firm, its partners and staff in my second term,” said Cheffings. "This is a great firm with great people and it is a privilege to be able to continue in the role … [Read more...]

Ralph Baxter Joins Lex Machina Board of Directors

MENLO PARK, CA, February 24, 2015 – Lex Machina, pioneer of Legal Analytics®, announced today that Ralph Baxter has joined the company’s Board of Directors. A pioneer in law firm management and a bold legal industry innovator, Baxter will help guide Lex Machina’s accelerated growth as the company continues innovating to enable companies and law firms to craft successful legal strategies, win cases, and close business. Baxter served as Chairman and CEO of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from 1990 through … [Read more...]

Senior SEC Advisor Ted Yu Joins Skadden

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 24, 2015 – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP announced today that Ted Yu joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a counsel in its corporate practice. Mr. Yu most recently served as a senior advisor to Mary Jo White, chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and as senior special counsel to Keith Higgins, director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. His practice will focus on general securities and corporate matters and corporate governance. Mr. Yu has … [Read more...]

Knobbe Martens Expands with Jonathan Losk

Jonathan Losk has joined Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses in the medical device, electronics, communications and computing industries, helping clients develop strategic patent portfolios. Immediately prior to joining Knobbe Martens, Mr. Losk held several legal and technical positions at Fortune 500 medical device company St. Jude Medical, including Chief Patent Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Director of Strategic Innovation, and Vice President of the Electrical … [Read more...]

Steptoe Expands Chicago Office, Adds Four

(February 18, 2015, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP is expanding its Chicago office and bolstering its commercial litigation and toxic tort litigation practices with the addition of four partners.  The group, led by noted first-chair litigator Michael Dockterman, brings decades of trial experience before federal and state courts across the country. The four lawyers who have joined Steptoe as partners and their primary practices are: ♦ Michael Dockterman– commercial litigation and white-collar … [Read more...]

Quarles & Brady Launches Franchise Law Blog

MILWAUKEE (February 11, 2015) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that the firm’s Franchise & Distribution Team has launched Franchise Law Insider, a blog that provides news and legal developments in franchise law. This blog will keep franchisors and franchisees aware of current news and events in this area. "Our clients look to us regarding representation and litigation involving their franchise operations," said Daniel M. Janssen, chair of the Franchise … [Read more...]

Feld to Lead Dykema’s White Collar Investigations Team

Detroit—February 11, 2015—Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jonathan Feld has been named head of the White-Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Team, effective February 2015.   Feld is based in the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices and has extensive knowledge and expertise in complex civil and criminal matters, including antitrust, healthcare, financial and anti-bribery actions. Feld advises his clients—companies, directors and officers—in investigations … [Read more...]

Jones Day Welcomes Government Regulation Partners

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Laura Fraedrich and Grayson Yeargin have joined the Firm as partners in the Washington Office's Government Regulation Practice. Ms. Fraedrich, who advises on international trade matters, was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Yeargin, who focuses on government contractor compliance and investigations, was a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP.    "Grayson and Laura's vast experience with sensitive U.S. contracting and trade issues will be much appreciated by our … [Read more...]