Goodwin Procter Expands Technology, Life Sciences

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 — Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Edwin M. O’Connor has joined the firm as a partner in its Technology & Life Sciences Group in its New York City office. O’Connor comes to Goodwin from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he focused on capital markets transactions. He was previously a vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. O’Connor advises across a broad range of public and private corporate finance transactions, … [Read more...]

Latham Advises Leonard Green on Advantage Buy

Funds advised by Apax Partners have announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America’s leading provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers of consumer goods and retailers across multiple channels, to affiliates of the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (LGP) and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.  As noted in the parties’ news release, below, the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, … [Read more...]

Proskauer Bolsters Commercial Litigation Capabilities

June 23, 2014 (New York) – Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Peter Duffy Doyle has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as partner in New York. A highly regarded litigator and first-chair trial lawyer, Mr. Doyle has an extensive and successful record of litigating complex commercial, financial, securities and shareholder disputes at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts across the United States. Mr. Doyle has represented global financial institutions and corporations in … [Read more...]

Ex US Prosecutor, UN Corruption Fighter, Joins Day Pitney

(NEW YORK, June 12, 2014)—Robert M. Appleton, a veteran U.S. federal government and United Nations prosecutor who has pursued many corruption charges and white-collar and financial fraud cases on both the national and international levels, has joined Day Pitney’s White Collar and Internal Investigations practice as partner. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Appleton has served in national and international leadership positions, more recently, in the United Nations and also as Director of Investigations in the … [Read more...]

Sidley Austin Expands Real Estate, Litigation Practices

New York — Sidley Austin LLP announced today that it is expanding the firm’s global Real Estate and Complex Commercial Litigation practices with the addition of four new partners: Richard S. Fries, Scott L. Stern, Neil S. Cohen and Todd B. Marcus. These well-known and widely-respected lawyers come to Sidley from Bingham McCutchen LLP and bring a wealth of experience and expertise across the real estate spectrum. “With the addition of this talented group of lawyers, we are enhancing our strong real estate and real estate … [Read more...]

Delaware Supreme Court Justice to Join Sidley Austin

[New York]—Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Justice Jack B. Jacobs of the Delaware Supreme Court is joining the firm as Senior Counsel, effective October 1, 2014. He will be a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions transactional and litigation practices, as well as the Corporate Governance practice. He will continue to reside in Wilmington, Delaware. Justice Jacobs has served on the Delaware Supreme Court since 2003 and announced his retirement from that Court in April, effective June 25, 2014. Before joining the Supreme … [Read more...]

Stradley Ronon Expands New York Office

NEW YORK – Stradley Ronon announced today that it has significantly expanded its New York office with the hiring of three prominent finance and restructuring attorneys, led by partner Mitch Brand, who will join longtime partner Gary P. Scharmett as co-chair of the firm’s finance and restructuring practice group. Brand comes to the firm from Otterbourg P.C. where he practiced for 33 years and was a partner and co-chair of that firm’s special situations practice group. Stephen Alpert and Harris Diamond, both of whom were also … [Read more...]

Leading Employment Lawyer Joins White & Case

New York, June 11, 2014 ... Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Henrik P. Patel has joined the Firm as partner in its Executive Compensation, Benefits and Employment practice. Mr. Patel will work closely with the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and will advise clients on all executive compensation and benefits matters. "We are tremendously excited that Henrik has joined our executive compensation, benefits and employment practice," said John Reiss, Global Head of White & Case's … [Read more...]

Alston & Bird Expands Trial Litigation Practice

NEW YORK (June 12, 2014) — Alston & Bird today announced Brett Jaffe has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group. Jaffe is a litigator with extensive experience in complex corporate and commercial disputes; securities, shareholder and derivative litigation; corporate control and M&A litigation; and real estate litigation. He has represented clients in myriad industry sectors, including financial services, media, airlines and energy.  Jaffe has particular expertise in … [Read more...]

Proskauer Expands Business Development Team

June 10, 2014 (New York) – Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Sandra Matrick Forman is joining the firm as a senior counsel in the New York office, effective July 1. Ms. Forman joins Proskauer’s significant business development companies (BDCs) team, which advises BDCs on transactional, financing and regulatory matters across its Capital Markets, Private Equity, Multi-Tranche Finance and Private Investment Funds practices. Ms. Forman comes to the firm after a decade at Harris & Harris Group, a BDC specializing … [Read more...]