Seyfarth Adds Corporate Team in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (October 20, 2014) -- Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partners Doug Mancino and Ofer Lion to the firm’s Corporate department in Los Angeles. They join from Hunton & Williams LLP, where Mancino served as co-head of the firm’s health care practice. With more than 40 years of experience, Mancino is recognized as one of the country’s top health care and tax-exempt organization lawyers. He has represented all types of health care and nonprofit organizations on tax, business and financial … [Read more...]

Jackson Lewis Continues Denver Growth

DENVER, CO (October 14, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Erik Dullea has joined the firm’s Denver office as Of Counsel.  Mr. Dullea, a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve who joins the firm from Squire Patton Boggs LLP, brings to Jackson Lewis almost a decade of experience in safety and health law with a focus on the mining and transportation industries as well as on issues facing government … [Read more...]

Former U.S. SEC General Counsel Joins Sidley Austin LLP

Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission General Counsel, International Affairs Chief Counsel and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Enforcement Chief Joins Sidley Austin LLP Washington, D.C.  — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Geoffrey F. Aronow, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) general counsel and International Affairs chief counsel, who previously served as director of the Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has joined the firm as a partner in its global … [Read more...]

McNicholas & McNicholas Files Lawsuit Against City of LA

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles-based plaintiff trial law firm, McNicholas & McNicholas filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles on behalf of female Los Angeles police officer, Laura Jackman for gender discrimination, retaliation and harassment. Officer Jackman alleges she was subjected to numerous acts of gender-based and sexual-based harassment. The complaint also alleges she was denied promotions and was further subjected to punishment when she complained about her improper treatment. Lead attorney Matthew McNicholas … [Read more...]

Jackson Lewis Expands in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 13, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys to the firm’s San Francisco office.  Lisa Barnett Sween and Natalja Fulton have joined the firm as Shareholders.  Stephanie Yang has joined as an Associate.  All attorneys were formerly with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.  “The ability to attract such a strong team … [Read more...]

Leading IP Team Joins Manatt

LOS ANGELES, ORANGE COUNTY — Oct. 14, 2014 — Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced the addition of a three-partner group to its Intellectual Property practice, including Robert W. Dickerson Jr. and Lawrence R. LaPorte in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and Yasser M. El-Gamal in Orange County. The team joins from Dickstein Shapiro LLP, where Dickerson had served as co-leader of that firm’s Intellectual Property practice and El-Gamal had served as administrative partner of its Orange County office. Dickerson joins … [Read more...]

Slack & Davis Secures Significant Appellate Victory

DALLAS, TX – Nine families secured an important victory in the Oregon Court of Appeals against Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. (Evergreen) in a case arising out of a Peruvian helicopter crash that killed all 10 aboard according to Texas-based Ladd Sanger who represents some of the families.  At issue on appeal was the trial court's decision to grant Evergreen's motions to dismiss the wrongful death actions of plaintiffs/appellants based on its conclusion that Peru was the more convenient forum in which to litigate plaintiffs' … [Read more...]

Leading Bankruptcy Attorneys Launch Smiley Wang-Ekvall

COSTA MESA, CALIF. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP (Smiley Wang-Ekvall) is a newly launched law firm specializing in insolvency, real estate transactions and business litigation. Attorneys Evan D. Smiley, Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, Kyra E. Andrassy, Kraig C. Kilger, Robert S. Marticello, Autumn D. Spaeth and Philip E. Strok have joined together as partners of the new firm. Smiley Wang-Ekvall's practice is dedicated to representing debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, asset purchasers, … [Read more...]

Sidley Austin Adds Litigation, Arbitration Partner

San Francisco — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Scott Nonaka has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in its Litigation and International Arbitration practices. Because of his extensive experience representing Asia-based clients, Mr. Nonaka will also collaborate closely with the firm’s Asia-based litigators and arbitration specialists across Asia. Mr. Nonaka’s practice focuses on complex cross-border litigation, international arbitration and internal investigations, in Asia and the U.S. He brings … [Read more...]

Kramer Levin Expands IP Group

New York, October 10, 2014 – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced today that Christine Willgoos has joined the firm’s intellectual property practice as special counsel. Ms. Willgoos has extensive experience litigating complex patent matters for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She was previously counsel at Paul Hastings. “Christine has a deep understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology that has helped her achieve many impressive patent litigation wins for her pharmaceutical and … [Read more...]