Corboy’s Murphy Re-Elected President of LAP

Corboy & Demetrio Partner Francis Patrick Murphy was sworn again in as President of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program on Nov. 14, 2014.  The Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges and law students as well as their families with alcohol abuse, drug dependency or mental health problems.  “It’s an honor to serve again as President of LAP.  Each judge, lawyer and law student we help is a career—no, a life saved!” Murphy said.   … [Read more...]

Latham Advises ETP on $18B Regency Merger

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Regency Energy Partners LP (NYSE: RGP) have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.  As noted in the company news release, below, the merger will be a unit-for-unit transaction, plus a one-time cash payment to Regency unit holders, that collectively implies a value  for Regency of approximately $18.0 billion, including the assumption of net debt and other liabilities of $6.8 billion.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of … [Read more...]

Akerman to Receive Pro Bono Award

MIAMI — Jan. 21, 2015 — Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Chief Justice's Law Firm Commendation Award by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar, the highest recognition of pro bono legal service awarded in the state to a law firm. Nominated by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), Akerman has been honored for its outstanding philanthropic and pro bono contributions in the areas of education and youth … [Read more...]

Davis Wright Adds Seven

SEATTLE, WASH. (JAN. 21, 2015) – Seven attorneys joined Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (DWT) today as members of the firm’s government contracting, litigation and construction practices. Six of these attorneys came from the Seattle office of Dorsey & Whitney and they are: partners Lisa Marchese, Traeger Machetanz, James E. Howard, and Jonathan A. DeMella, and associates Nathan Rouse, and Kate Kennedy. Christine V. Williams, who most recently served as vice president and general counsel of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, has … [Read more...]

Littler Leaps into 2015 with Growth in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA (January 15, 2015) — Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Daniel E. Turner, Tracey T. Barbaree, Beth A. Moeller and Lauren H. Zeldin as shareholders in the Atlanta office. The group, which joined Littler from the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins, brings decades of employment law experience and a strong reputation in Atlanta and nationally for successfully resolving numerous employment litigation matters. “The addition of high quality lateral attorneys … [Read more...]

Holland & Hart Expands D.C. Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2015) – Holland & Hart announced today an expansion of its strategic plan to deliver world class services in export controls, trade sanctions, governmental investigations, and white collar criminal defense with the addition of Michael J. O’Leary to its Washington, D.C. office. O’Leary joins a team of sophisticated practitioners with substantial government and private practice experience. O’Leary has extensive experience on both sides of white collar criminal investigations. As an Assistant … [Read more...]

Manatt Grows National Real Estate Practice

NEW YORK — Jan. 21, 2015 — Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Andrew E. Schultz has joined the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use practice as a partner in the New York office. Schultz comes to Manatt from Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. Schultz has more than 20 years of experience in real estate law, including sales, acquisitions, financings, leasing, joint ventures and real estate investment funds. His multifaceted practice focuses on developing, financing and acquiring office buildings, multifamily … [Read more...]

Hogan Lovells Adds HHS Deputy GC

Washington, D.C. 20 January 2015 – In a move that will strengthen its already formidable health practice, Hogan Lovells has added Ken Choe, formerly a top-ranking lawyer at the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), as a partner. “There are few lawyers of Ken’s caliber in the health field, and arguably none with more knowledge of legal issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, or Medicaid,” said Agnes Dover, global head of Hogan Lovells’ Government Regulatory practice group. … [Read more...]

Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit Against UPS

Jan. 15, 2015- Corboy & Demetrio filed a negligence lawsuit on Thursday against United Parcel Service on behalf of an Evanston woman who was struck by a UPS truck and crushed under its full weight for 30 minutes until firefighters freed her.  Erin Hinner, 30, was crossing Ashland Avenue in the crosswalk at Central Street on Dec. 22, 2014, when she was hit by the UPS truck.  The UPS truck rolled over her and pinned her body under its axle.  Hinner, a new mother, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and was … [Read more...]

Grossman Roth Announces New Hire Eric Halsey

Miami, Fla. – January 12, 2015 – Grossman Roth, P.A., one of Florida’s leading trial law firms, is pleased to announce that Eric T. Halsey will join its team of top trial attorneys.  Eric brings a wealth of experience in tort litigation, including medical malpractice, negligent security, premises liability, auto and trucking negligence, wrongful death and legal malpractice.  He will be based in the Boca Raton office. “We are honored to have Eric joining our team,” stated firm co-founder Stuart Z. … [Read more...]