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...]

Lawyer Limelight: Philippe Selendy

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As lead counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency in its landmark RMBS litigation against major Wall Street banks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, and others, Philippe Selendy and his team at Quinn Emanuel have settled twelve cases and recovered more than $16 billion in cash payments for the American taxpayer. The huge and highly publicized wins cap a long string of successes in complex financial litigation for Selendy, a 1993 Harvard Law graduate, and the firm. Lawdragon: You’ve made a name for yourself in … [Read more...]

Cravath Represents Johnson & Johnson in Acquisition

September 30, 2014 - Johnson & Johnson today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alios BioPharma, a privately held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for viral diseases, for approximately $1.75 billion in cash. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented Johnson & Johnson in the transaction. The closing is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of … [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...]

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...]

Golenbock Eiseman Expands Bankruptcy Group

NEW YORK, NY (September 08, 2014) – Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP is pleased to announce that Marc Rosenberg has joined the firm as a partner in its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights practice group, effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Rosenberg joins Golenbock from Kaye Scholer LLP, where he was partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department.  Marc has worked on all aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters on behalf of a diverse client base for more … [Read more...]

McGlinchey Stafford Opens New York City Office

New York City, NY – September 9, 2014 – McGlinchey Stafford announced today that it has opened an office in New York City, which is the law firm’s eleventh office nationwide and its second location in the state of New York.  Five attorneys have joined the firm’s new location in Midtown Manhattan.  The national law firm, which also has an office in Albany, New York, now has 185 attorneys firm-wide.  The opening of McGlinchey Stafford’s New York City location enhances the firm’s ability to serve … [Read more...]

Goodwin Procter Expands IP Litigation Group

September 8, 2014- Goodwin Procter announced today that five attorneys have joined as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. They come to Goodwin from Kenyon & Kenyon, a specialty intellectual property firm known for litigating high-stakes patent cases. “We are delighted that this distinguished and talented group has chosen Goodwin as the firm that best complements their respected intellectual property practices” Joining Goodwin Procter in New York are Elizabeth J. … [Read more...]

Hogan Lovells Expands Finance Practice

New York, 3 September 2014 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Lewis Cohen has joined its Finance Practice as a Partner. Mr. Cohen will reside in the firm's New York office. Mr. Cohen joins from Clifford Chance where he has been a partner since 1997. He has practiced law in New York his entire career, focusing on complex international capital markets transactions. Mr. Cohen's experience spans a wide range of transaction types, including securitization, structured finance, and debt and equity capital markets. His practice … [Read more...]

Lawyer Limelight: Adam Emmerich

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It’s difficult to find a firm that surpasses the intellectual firepower of Wachtell Lipton. Case in point: Dealmaker Adam Emmerich, who has handled more than $500 billion in deals, including Covidien in its $42.9B acquisition by Medtronic; Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US in the $30B combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS (following the frustrated $39B sale of T-Mobile to AT&T, in which the break fee alone was $6B); and the board of Wyeth in its $68B acquisition by Pfizer. He brings a deeply philosophical and well-read thoughtfulness … [Read more...]