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...]

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...]

Lawyer Limelight: James Woolery

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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft will remain in steady hands next year when James Woolery takes over as chairman from Christopher White, who guided the firm through the post-financial crisis era. Woolery initially ascended the ranks of the dealmaking world at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he made partner, then went to JPMorgan Chase in 2011 to serve as co-head of mergers & acquisitions for North America. Woolery joined Cadwalader last year and picked up where he left off in private practice. He represented the special committee of … [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...]

Lawyer Limelight: Paul Shim

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It’s a lot more common to see an attorney with a chemical engineering degree practicing in patent law. But Paul Shim, who received both his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wound up as one of the nation’s leading dealmakers. He handles a constant stream of multibillion-dollar public and private M&A from the New York headquarters of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Shim joined the firm in 1987, the same year he received his law degree from New York University School of … [Read more...]

Latham Advises on Manchester United’s Public Offering

Manchester United, the English Premier League football club, has announced the pricing of the public offering of 12,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares by Red Football LLC at a price to the public of $17 per share, as detailed below in the press release issued by the club. This is an increase from the previously announced public offering of 8,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares by Red Football LLC. The offering is expected to close on August 11, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Latham & Watkins LLP advised Manchester United on the … [Read more...]

Troutman Sanders Adds Bankruptcy Group

RICHMOND, Va.  – August 4, 2014 – Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that a group of four partners with substantial experience in commercial bankruptcy and litigation, restructuring and creditors’ rights has joined the firm in its New York office. Hugh McDonald, Jonathan Forstot, Patrick Fitzmaurice and Louis Curcio are joining Troutman Sanders from Dentons in New York.  The group, which has been practicing together for a number of years, has extensive experience in representing lenders, distressed debt … [Read more...]