Goodwin Procter Expands Data Security Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 — Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Gerard Stegmaier has joined the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Stegmaier comes to Goodwin from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Washington, D.C. office. At Goodwin, Stegmaier will advise clients on matters related to privacy and data security, especially as they relate to public and private corporate governance, intellectual property, cybersecurity and Internet … [Read more...]

Manatt Continues to Expand Capital Markets Practice

LOS ANGELES — April 14, 2014 — Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Katherine J. Blair has joined the firm’s Capital Markets practice as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Previously a partner at K&L Gates LLP, Blair reconnects with her former partner Thomas J. Poletti, who joined Manatt’s Capital Markets practice in Orange County last month. Blair’s practice focuses on corporate, securities, finance, venture capital and emerging companies, mergers and acquisition, corporate governance, … [Read more...]

Wiley Rein’s FAA and UAS Practices Expand

Washington, DC — Gary A. Michel, a senior attorney with more than 30 years of regulatory experience in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has joined Wiley Rein’s Aviation Practiceand its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Working Groupas consulting counsel.  Having focused much of his career in government service on UAS matters, Mr. Michel will collaborate with the UAS Team on behalf of Wiley Rein clients to develop legal strategies for the deployment of UAS into commercial and other … [Read more...]

E-discovery Attorney Patrick Oot joins SHB

SHB EXPANDS E-DISCOVERY, INVESTIGATIONS, COMPLIANCE & DATA CAPABILITIES WITH ADDITION OF PATRICK OOT April 14, 2014, Washington, D.C.—Patrick Oot has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. as a partner in the eDiscovery, Data & Document Management Practice. Patrick comes to the firm from his position as senior special counsel for electronic discovery in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Office of the General Counsel.  During his SEC tenure, Patrick counseled … [Read more...]

Latham & Watkins Adds Prominent IP Litigator

April 14, 2014, Chicago … Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that David Callahan has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Litigation Department. Callahan’s practice focuses on complex litigation in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition.  Callahan’s addition to the firm’s litigation team comes on the heels of the addition of John Sikora, a former SEC official, to the Chicago office, and continues a pattern of national growth for … [Read more...]

Jenner & Block Names New Managing Partner

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 – Jenner & Block LLP today announces that Terrence J. Truax – a 26-year veteran of the firm and co-chair of its Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice – has been elected managing partner, effective May 1, 2014.  He will succeed Susan C. Levy, who leaves the 450-attorney firm at the end of April to assume her new position as executive vice president and general counsel at Northern Trust Corporation. Mr. Truax served on the firm’s Management Committee starting in January 2007 and … [Read more...]

Prominent Hedge Fund Duo Joins Proskauer

April 14, 2014 (New York) – Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Robert Leonard and Michael Mavrides have joined the firm’s Hedge Fund Group as partners in the New York office. The addition of these prominent practitioners will significantly enhance the firm’s ability to serve hedge fund clients across the universe of fund types and strategies. Mr. Leonard’s industry experience spans over 25 years, representing, structuring and organizing domestic and international hedge funds, funds … [Read more...]

Goldberg Lowenstein Add Two

LOS ANGELES, CA – Goldberg Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP (GLW), a California litigation and transactional firm with focus on patent, antitrust and other business litigation, has added Carolyn Bostick and Jennifer Schwartz as Of Counsel to the Palo Alto office. As chair of GLW’s Corporate Transactions practice group, Ms. Bostick’s practice focuses on acquisitions, corporate work and commercial transactions, including technology licensing and labor law for small to medium-sized enterprises. Focusing her practice on employment … [Read more...]

Leading Corporate Litigator Joins DLA Piper

April 9, 2014 – DLA Piper announced today that Ashley R. Altschuler will join the firm's Litigation practice as a partner in Wilmington, Delaware, with an office also in New York. Altschuler is a seasoned practitioner with more than 15 years of experience litigating corporate, securities and complex business matters at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal jurisdictions across the US, including the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. His practice includes defense of shareholder derivative actions, … [Read more...]

Goodwin Procter Expands Technology Practice

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Rezwan Pavri has joined the firm’s Technology Companies Practice as a partner in its Silicon Valley office. Pavri comes to Goodwin from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he was a partner in that firm’s Palo Alto office. Pavri has guided leading technology companies on some of their most important transactions and represented major investment banks, venture capital and private equity firms across a range of … [Read more...]