DLA Piper’s Collins To Counsel Transition Team

Maryland Governor-elect Larry J. Hogan, Jr. has recently named DLA Piper partner Carville Collins as Counsel to his transition team. As counsel, he will be responsible for legal compliance and advice for all aspects of the Hogan transition and its membership, a group of more than 60 political, business and community leaders from throughout the state. At DLA Piper, Collins represents energy, water, telecommunications, transportation and other regulated businesses on rate, service and regulatory matters before the Public Service Commission of … [Read more...]

Covington Adds Ex-USAID Official to Africa Practice

Earl Gast joins Covington & Burling as a senior international advisor for Africa, based in Washington, DC. Prior to Covington, Mr. Gast served as assistant administrator for Africa at the United States Agency for International Development. In this role, he oversaw a large and varied portfolio that provided $6.4 billion in assistance to 49 African countries. Mr. Gast’s previous work experience also includes serving as USAID's senior deputy assistant administrator for Africa. Mr. Gast’s appointment is a significant addition … [Read more...]

McGlinchey Stafford Continues Growth in Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH (December 9, 2014) – McGlinchey Stafford announced that three new attorneys have joined the Cleveland, Ohio office.  Bryan T. Kostura joins the firm as Of Counsel handling commercial litigation and consumer financial services litigation, and Dustin D. Godenswager and Amanda Rose Martin both join the firm as Associates handling consumer financial services compliance matters. The expansion of McGlinchey Stafford’s Cleveland office is part of the firm’s recent overall growth trend primarily driven by work … [Read more...]

Brett M. Schuman joins Goodwin Procter

SAN FRANCISCO, December 15, 2014 — Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Brett M. Schuman has joined the firm as a partner in its IP Litigation Group in San Francisco. Schuman will also spend significant time in Goodwin’s Silicon Valley office. He comes to the firm from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led that firm’s litigation practice in its San Francisco and Palo Alto offices and was deputy leader of its IP practice. Schuman focuses his practice on patent cases on behalf of … [Read more...]

Covington Negotiates Fund for Holocaust Survivors

WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2014- France has agreed to pay $60 million to Holocaust survivors who were deported by France’s state rail company to death camps during the Nazi occupation, according to an agreement negotiated by Covington’s Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat. The $60 million payment by France to the United States will supplement reparations paid by France to their own citizens since 1948.  Ambassador Eizenstat, who serves as the U.S. Secretary of State’s special adviser for Holocaust issues, signed the bi-lateral … [Read more...]

Sidley Austin Adds Consumer Class Actions Group

Los Angeles, Chicago — Sidley Austin LLP announced today a six-lawyer group has joined the firm’s Consumer Class Actions litigation team. This prominent group includes partners Michael Mallow, Mark Campbell and Livia Kiser. Mr. Mallow and Mr. Campbell jointly chaired the Consumer Class Actions and Regulatory Defense practice at their prior firm. They, along with four of the other lawyers joining, will be in Sidley’s Los Angeles office, while Ms. Kiser will practice in its Chicago office. These lawyers bring a wealth of … [Read more...]

Hogan Lovells Partner to Receive AALDEF Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. 9 December 2014 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that The Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDEF) will honor Partner Neal Katyal with a 2015 Justice in Action Award. He will receive the award at AALDEF's Annual Lunar New Year Gala on Monday, 23 February, 2015 in New York City. AALDEF is honoring Neal in recognition of his professional and personal accomplishments as one of the nation’s most influential Asian American lawyers and his longtime commitment to social justice. Neal just argued his 23rd case … [Read more...]

Finance Attorney Todd Reece Rejoins Ballard Spahr

SALT LAKE CITY (December 11, 2014) – Todd A. Reece, who advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions, has rejoined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the firm’s Salt Lake City office, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Reece assists clients with general business matters, mergers, acquisitions, financings (including venture and private equity), securities, joint ventures, licensing matters, internal investigations, and compliance matters. "It's gratifying to have an attorney of Todd's … [Read more...]

House Speaker Deputy Chief to Join Squire Patton

(WASHINGTON, DC – December 12, 2014) – Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that David Schnittger, Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), will join the firm's Washington, DC office in January as Senior Policy Advisor for Squire Patton Boggs' Public Policy practice. “Dave Schnittger is one of the most capable and respected staff members on Capitol Hill.  We are delighted that he is joining us at Squire Patton Boggs.” said former Senate Majority Leader and co-chair of Squire … [Read more...]

Hon. Robert Smith to Join Friedman Kaplan

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Honorable Robert S. Smith, who will retire as an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals on December 31, 2014, will join the law firm of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP in New York City as a partner on January 1, 2015. Judge Smith has served on the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, for more than a decade. During this time, he has written scores of opinions and become well known for his judicial scholarship, insight and intellectual rigor even in the most … [Read more...]