Barnes & Thornburg Welcomes Litigator

CHICAGO –Darren VanPuymbrouck, a nationally-known trial lawyer with vast experience in commercial litigation, toxic tort, class action and complex product liability matters, including catastrophic fire and explosion cases, has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Chicago office as a partner in the Litigation Department. Previously, VanPuymbrouck was a partner with Schiff Hardin LLP. VanPuymbrouck, who joins the firm’s national Commercial Litigation Practice Group, has litigated and tried lawsuits in state and federal courts … [Read more...]

Auto Finance Attorney Joins Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr is pleased to announce that Peter N. Cubita has joined its Consumer Financial Services Group in the New York office. Mr. Cubita is one of the leading consumer financial services attorneys in the country, with extensive experience in auto finance and leasing.  Mr. Cubita is a Co-Chair of the Legal Committee of the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors (ACVL), a member of the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, an … [Read more...]

Andre Fiebig Joins Quarles & Brady

CHICAGO, IL (July 23, 2014) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Andre Fiebig has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate Services Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Fiebig was a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP. His practice focuses on corporate and antitrust law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, and commercial law. He has extensive experience representing foreign clients doing business in the United States in corporate, … [Read more...]

Espinosa Trueba Drafts IP Legal Services Model

Miami, FL, July 21, 2014 – The law firm of Espinosa | Trueba P.L. has drafted and worked with other law firms to develop a Collaboration Agreement which provides a novel model for legal services in the intellectual property field.  This Collaboration Agreement has been approved by the Intellectual Property Practice Area Committee of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) for adoption by its members.  Thus far, 11 member law firms of the IP Practice Area Committee have now signed unto the … [Read more...]

Loeb & Loeb Adds Patent Litigator

CHICAGO (July 21, 2014) – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that David Newman has joined the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice as senior counsel in the Chicago office.  Most recently, he was a member of the Intellectual Property Practice in the Chicago office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP.  Newman brings more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He handles a wide range of IP litigation matters, and prepares and prosecutes … [Read more...]

Jackson Lewis Adds Shareholder

RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC (July 14, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Amy R. Worley has joined the firm’s Raleigh-Durham office as Shareholder. Ms. Worley, who formerly served as Counsel at McGuireWoods, has extensive experience representing companies in all types of employment-related litigation as well as in regulatory matters involving data privacy and security. “We are thrilled to welcome Amy to our Raleigh team,” said Rick McAtee, … [Read more...]

Appleby Releases CLO Report

CAYMAN — 2 July 2014 — The total value of US-based collateralised loan obligations priced in the first half of 2014 was at its highest level in recent years, surpassing the total for the last half of 2013 by USD22bn, according to Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services. The 119 deals priced in the first half of the year represented a total value of USD63.2bn and indicate a flourishing market. These are among the findings of Appleby’s latest CLO Insider … [Read more...]

Former U.S. Treasury GC Joins Sidley Austin

New York — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that George W. Madison, former general counsel of the Department of the Treasury, has joined the firm as a partner in its global Banking and Financial Services practice. He will reside primarily in the firm’s New York office but will maintain an office in the firm’s D.C. location as well. Mr. Madison served as the general counsel of the Department of the Treasury from September 2009 through June 2012. He was appointed to this role by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the … [Read more...]

McNicholas Firm Secures Verdict Confirmation

LOS ANGELES, CA – Matthew McNicholas, partner with Los Angeles-based plaintiff’s trial law firm, McNicholas & McNicholas, obtained a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the district court’s judgment, after a jury trial (which Mr. McNicholas tried to verdict in the trial court) in favor of Leonard Avila, an LAPD officer who claimed that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) fired him in retaliation for testifying in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit brought by a fellow officer. The panel … [Read more...]

Littler Survey Reveals Government Impact on Employers

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has released the results of its 2014 Executive Employer Survey. The third annual survey, completed by more than 500 in-house counsel, human resources professionals and C-suite executives, many from the nation’s largest companies, analyzed how employers are being impacted by current economic conditions and regulatory changes during the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Divided Government Brings Uncertainty for Employers While … [Read more...]