Virginia Seitz Rejoins Sidley Austin

Washington, D.C. — Sidley Austin LLP announced that Virginia Seitz, former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, has returned to Sidley as a partner in the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice in Washington, D.C. Ms. Seitz was a partner at Sidley from 1998 to 2011. “We are delighted that Virginia’s accomplished career path has led her back to Sidley,” said Mark Hopson, managing partner of Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office. “She is an … [Read more...]

Former DOJ Tax Head Joining DLA Piper

NEW YORK (September 18, 2014) – DLA Piper announced today that Kathryn Keneally is joining the firm’s global Tax practice as chair of its Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation group. She arrives in October as partner in the New York office. Recognized as a national leader in the tax and criminal defense bar, Keneally served as Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice from 2012–2014, where she was responsible for the work of over 350 attorneys. During her tenure, she developed a … [Read more...]

Hogan Lovells Partner to Receive DOJ Award

Washington, D.C. 16 September 2014 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. partner Kathryn Hellings will receive the 2014 Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service at the 62nd Annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony on 15 October 2014. This award is the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) second highest award for employee performance. DOJ is honoring Hellings for her work heading up the Auto Parts investigation, the largest criminal investigation in Antitrust Division history. … [Read more...]

Jackson Lewis Adds Shareholder

BALTIMORE, MD (September 15, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Katrina J. Dennis has joined the firm’s Baltimore office as Shareholder.  Ms. Dennis, who joins Jackson Lewis after serving as Principal at Kramon & Graham, P.A., has extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment counseling and litigation.   “Katrina’s range and depth of trial and appellate experience make her an excellent addition to our … [Read more...]

Grossman Roth Partner Admitted to ACTL

Sarasota, Fla. – September 15, 2014 – William Partridge, attorney at Grossman Roth and Partridge, part of Grossman Roth P.A., has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.  Fellowship to the College is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province in the U.S. or Canada, and is by invitation only. “I am honored to be admitted as a Fellow of the College.  I have the utmost regard for the institution … [Read more...]

Sheppard Mullin Mourns Loss of Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2014 — Joanne M. Garvey, partner with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in San Francisco, passed away today.  Garvey was a member of Sheppard Mullin’s Tax practice and specialized in issues of state and local taxation.  “Joanne was an amazing lawyer who received many well-deserved awards, created and led organizations, provided training and numerous opportunities for others, and broke many a glass ceiling.  She served her clients well.  We were so fortunate to have her … [Read more...]

Former Commerce GC Joins Sidley Austin

Washington, D.C. — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Cameron F. Kerry, former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce, will join Sidley as senior counsel in its Privacy, Data Security and Information Law practice.  He will also work with his Sidley colleagues in the firm’s International Trade, Communications, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Government Strategies practices. He will maintain residence in both the firm’s Boston and Washington, D.C. offices. Mr. Kerry is … [Read more...]

AgnewBrusavich Welcomes Litigator Robert Stone

TORRANCE, CA – AgnewBrusavich, a Torrance-based serious personal injury law firm, welcomes seasoned litigator Robert Stone as Of Counsel. Having tried more than 100 cases in both state and federal courts, Mr. Stone specializes in personal injury and wrongful death, including motor accidents, aviation crashes, elder abuse, medical malpractice and defective products.    His most notable trial includes the first California jury trial involving the application of Proposition 51, which limited the liability of who must pay … [Read more...]

Robert Cleary Inducted into ACTL

September 12, 2014 (New York) – Proskauer partner Robert J. Cleary has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Mr. Cleary was inducted on September 11th at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the College in London. Mr. Cleary is the co-head of Proskauer’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and the immediate past co-chair of the Litigation Department. He joined the firm in June 2002, after a lengthy career as a federal prosecutor, including … [Read more...]

Taylor & Ring Files Against Abercrombie & Fitch

LOS ANGELES, CA – Taylor & Ring, a Los Angeles-based trial law firm, filed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. on behalf of a 31-year-old woman alleging wrongful termination, discrimination based on pregnancy and age and retaliation. Plaintiff Stephanie Charles worked her way up the ranks for nine years, ultimately becoming a District Manager where she supervised seven of the busiest stores in Southern California. She was terminated from her employment while on maternity leave in February 2014. During the course of … [Read more...]