Mannatt adds Commercial Litigation Trio

WASHINGTON — Aug. 25, 2014 — Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Benjamin G. Chew has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the litigation group. He is joined by partner Nigel Wilkinson and associate Joshua Drian. All three lawyers come to Manatt from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Chew headed the Commercial Litigation & Antitrust Group at Patton Boggs, where he practiced for more than 20 years. Chew is an accomplished commercial litigator with … [Read more...]

Hand Baldachin Adds Former WPS Commissioner

NEW YORK, August XX, 2014 – Hand Baldachin & Amburgey (HBA) is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Pogorelec O’Sullivan, former CEO and Commissioner of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), to the firm’s Sports & Entertainment practice group. Ms. O’Sullivan comes to HBA most recently from RSE Ventures, where she served as General Counsel and oversaw the corporate, legal and business affairs of RSE and its myriad portfolio companies. Ms. O’Sullivan has extensive experience representing … [Read more...]

Akerman Continues Chicago Expansion

CHICAGO — August 20, 2014 — Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that five litigators, including prominent trial lawyers Douglas Albritton, Martin Tully and Dara Tarkowski, as well as Lauren Cooper and Julian Dayal, have joined the firm’s rapidly growing Chicago office. Bringing its headcount to 24 lawyers, Akerman has tripled the size of the Chicago team since opening the office just six months ago. Albritton arrives as a partner from Reed Smith LLP. Tully joins as a … [Read more...]

Former Mayoral Candidate Joins Lowenstein Sandler

Roseland, NJ – August 21, 2014 – In a move that will significantly bolster its already formidable Litigation Department, Lowenstein Sandler has added former Newark mayoral candidate and Seton Hall Law professor Shavar D. Jeffries as a partner.  Known as a tireless and effective advocate for his litigation clients, Jeffries also won praise for his perseverance and pragmatism as a mayoral candidate, and for his ability to foster discussion and progress without being divisive.  At Lowenstein Sandler, Jeffries will … [Read more...]

FordHarrison Continues Firmwide Growth

ATLANTA - FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Williams (Tim) has joined the firm's Atlanta office as Partner. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Tim served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., a then-publicly traded Fortune 500 company with $7 billion in revenues. "Tim's experience and proven success with management litigation will be an immediate benefit to FordHarrison," said John Monroe, … [Read more...]

Court of Appeals Decides on Whistleblower Claims

Back-to-Back Court of Appeals Decisions Apply Morrison Vigorously to Dodd-Frank
 Whistleblower Claims and to Rule 10b-5 Claims Involving Derivative Securities In a one-two punch illustrating the continuing vigor of the presumption against extraterritoriality, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on consecutive days last week, issued important decisions applying Morrison v. National Australia Bank in two disparate but significant contexts under the federal securities laws.  Last Thursday, in Liu v. Siemens AG, … [Read more...]

Goodwin Procter Launches Crowdfunding Practice

August 14, 2014 - Goodwin Procter is pleased to announce the launch of its Crowdfunding Practice, bringing together an interdisciplinary team with specialized expertise in tech companies, venture finance, real estate capital markets, investment management, general corporate practice and consumer financial services litigation. The practice will advise both crowdfunding platforms, which raised more than $5 billion in 2013, and investors. Backed by leading nationwide tech and real estate practices, Goodwin Procter's Crowdfunding Practice … [Read more...]

Jackson Lewis Adds OSHA Shareholder

ATLANTA, GA (August 12, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Carla Gunnin has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as Shareholder.  Ms. Gunnin, who joins the firm from Baker Donelson, regularly litigates cases before federal and state administrative tribunals throughout the United States in matters of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) law and Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) law 
“Carla’s decades of experience with more than 15 … [Read more...]

Richard Aaron Joins Dykema

Detroit – August 13, 2014 – Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Richard J. Aaron to its Government Policy practice group as member  in the firm’s Lansing office. Prior to joining Dykema, Aaron practiced in the Lansing offices of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. Aaron focuses his practice on energy, renewable energy, cogeneration, natural gas transportation and storage, negotiation of energy contracts and general business matters. He has advised and represented public utilities and … [Read more...]

Wilson Sonsini Expands Finance Practice

PALO ALTO, CA (August 14, 2014) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Benjamin Hoch has become a partner at the firm. Formerly the chair of Covington & Burling’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice, Hoch will be based in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office. “Ben is a creative, energetic, and strategic problem-solver, and we are proud to welcome him to the … [Read more...]