Quarles & Brady to Kick Off Campaign to Fight Hunger

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2015) — Quarles & Brady LLP is participating in the District legal community's annual fundraising campaign "Food from the Bar," in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). The legal community has set the ambitious goal of raising $200,000 (the equivalent of 500,000 meals) to help the food bank reach those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area. This year's campaign—running through May 29—marks the seventh and largest effort to date, with dozens of local … [Read more...]

Dykema Names New Director of Financial Industry Group

Detroit—May 13, 2015—Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that it has named Edward S. Weil Director of the firm’s Financial Industry Group. With more than 25 years of  industry experience, Weil will lead the group’s more than 90 experienced attorneys in representing and providing strategic counsel to all types of financial-services-related companies. Dykema’s Financial Industry Group is multi-disciplinary, bringing together Dykema lawyers from all regions of the country in the areas of litigation … [Read more...]

Leading M&A Lawyer Joins Sidley Austin

Los Angeles — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Dan Clivner will join the firm as co-managing partner of the Los Angeles office and a key member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practices. Mr. Clivner regularly leads high-profile transactions in private equity, telecom, media and entertainment and retailing, including more than $18 billion of such transactions since 2012. He joins Sidley from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he served as the Los Angeles office managing partner since 1998. His arrival expands … [Read more...]

Eric Miller rejoins DLA Piper

May 7, 2015 – DLA Piper announced today that Eric Miller has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as of counsel in the Baltimore office. Miller was a longtime corporate and restructuring partner at DLA Piper and its predecessor firms, leaving DLA Piper in 2006 to join FTI Consulting, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer. During his tenure at FTI, Miller led the global legal function, and served as a senior advisor to management (including segment and region … [Read more...]

Buchalter Nemer Announces New Shareholder

May 5, 2015. Orange County, CA: Buchalter Nemer is pleased to announce that it has welcomed 2 new attorneys and named a new Shareholder in its Orange County office. Lee Parish has joined the firm’s Orange County office as Special Counsel in the Bank and Finance Practice Group.  Prior to joining the firm, Parish served as General Counsel to CTCB Bank where he handled a variety of transactional, operational and advisory legal matters.  His practice focuses predominately on real estate related lending, construction, leasing and … [Read more...]

DLA Piper Launches “Nobel Street”

In an innovative move, DLA Piper has established a new corporate advisory arm named: 'Noble Street.' The new arm will focus on financing, corporate and M&A activities within the media, entertainment, technology and sports sectors. Recognising the often chronic shortage of capital within these sectors, the group has been formed to find and create opportunities both for DLA Piper's media, entertainment, technology and sports sector clients, as well as their financier and investor clients. With a strong international client … [Read more...]

ABA Honors Sheppard Mullin Partner

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 — Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP announced today that Daniel L. Brown will receive the American Bar Association’s 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award, which honors those who have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to our nation's poor and disadvantaged.  A partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Business Trial practice group, Brown is also chair of the firm’s pro bono committee.  The ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public … [Read more...]

Cozen O’Connor Launches State Attorneys Practice

Washington, D.C., May 5, 2015 — On the heels of its recent announcement of the addition of 60 lawyers in Chicago, Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce the addition of ten attorneys and government professionals and the formation of the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice. The new additions include partners Bernie Nash, Lori Kalani, JB Kelly and Milton Marquis—all of whom were formerly partners at Dickstein Shapiro. As leaders of the nation’s leading State Attorneys General Practice, they focus on legal and … [Read more...]

Stephen Sapp Joins Schiff Hardin

DALLAS, TX – May 4, 2015 – Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Stephen L. Sapp joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate and Securities group. With more than 25 years’ experience practicing law, Mr. Sapp joins Schiff Hardin from Locke Lord LLP and is based in the firm’s new Dallas office. Clients turn to Mr. Sapp for steady yet agile counsel, and his clients have come to rely on his advice in all aspects of their businesses. His corporate practice focuses on public and private offerings of debt and equity … [Read more...]

Government Contract Lawyer Joins Jenner & Block

WASHINGTON, DC, May 4, 2015 – Jenner & Block LLP is pleased to announce that experienced government contract lawyer Mark J. Nackman, a former general counsel for a business unit of a Fortune 100 aerospace and defense company, is joining the firm’s nationally acclaimed Government Contracts Practice in the Washington, DC office.  With ties to national and regional contractors based in the National Capital Region and extensive knowledge of the aerospace and defense sector, Mr. Nackman will add substantial experience to the … [Read more...]