Nine firms announce new additions, including Morvillo Abramowitz, Willkie Farr, and WilmerHale.
Nine firms announce new additions, including Morvillo Abramowitz, Willkie Farr, and WilmerHale.
Robert Capers, a senior federal prosecutor in the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to head that office.
Brooklyn Law School Dean and President Nicholas Allard has taken a new second job as senior counsel at Dentons for the global law firm's public policy and regulation practice. He has resigned his position as a partner at Squire Patton Boggs.
Four firms have announced new additions, and Tracey Cushing Gilliam has joined MetLife Inc. as senior vice president and chief counsel in litigation.
Steven Stimell, a former co-leader of Bryan Cave's labor and employment practice group, will succeed Vincent Alfieri as managing partner for the firm's 130-attorney New York office, while Ellen Knarr will lead Day Pitney's New York office, succeeding Sabino "Rod" Rodriguez.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will nominate Basil Seggos, who has been his deputy secretary for the environment since 2013, as state environmental conservation commissioner.
Gibson Dunn, Sullivan & Worcester and Herrick Feinstein have each added an attorney.
An attorney whose legal career has been focused for 25 years on Colorado has been tapped as executive director of the New York State Assembly's new Office of Ethics and Compliance.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission has appointed Eric Tirschwell as national chair of the commission's Practitioners Advisory Group, which provides the perspective of the private federal criminal defense bar on commission priorities and on proposed amendments to U.S. sentencing guidelines.
Eight firms, including Troutman Sanders, Epstein Becker, Debevoise and Kramer Levin, have added new attorneys.
New York City's Law Department has promoted Patricia Miller to chief of its Special Federal Litigation Division. She will succeed Muriel Goode-Trufant, who has been named the department's new managing attorney.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has selected the three members of a panel that will review salary levels of New York City elected officials and recommend pay increases, if deemed appropriate. Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., chief counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, will chair the commission.
On Nov. 16, Barry Koch, senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Western Union, will fill a newly created position in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office as counsel to the Investigation Division, working out of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, the office said.
Veteran New York litigator Ira Lee "Ike" Sorkin has left Lowenstein Sandler to launch his own shop, Sorkin & Sondhi. Sorkin has represented high-profile clients, including convicted Ponzi scheme leader Bernard Madoff.
The state Court of Appeals has promoted its deputy clerk, John Asiello, to the chief clerkship of the court to replace retiring clerk Andrew Klein.
New York litigator Jeffrey Kessler had been elected co-chairman of the Chicago-based firm Winston & Strawn, along with Dan Webb, who has served as sole chairman since 2006.
Garfunkel Wild, an 80-attorney firm focusing on health care, has hired a trio of lawyers from the New York State Department of Health for an Albany office that opens Monday.
Two years after arriving at Hogan Lovells, Oliver Armas has become the managing partner of the global firm's New York office, overseeing 250 attorneys.
Attorney Leonard Koerner, whose 48-year career in the New York City Law Department included seven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, is retiring Friday.
Lowenstein Sandler, Otterbourg, Fox Rothschild, Cozen O'Connor, Mayer Brown and JAMS all announce new additions, while Andrews Kurth has elected three partners to its principal governance body.
Fordham University School of Law has named James Keyte, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, as director of its Competition Law Institute. He replaces Barry Hawk, who has served as director since the institute launched in 1974.
Six firms announce new hires, while Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has named Philip Hirschhorn as head of its New York office.
Among other announcements, commercial banking attorney Christopher Palmer has been named managing partner of Garden City-based Cullen and Dykman.
Daniel Stewart, a private practitioner in Queensbury, Warren County, has been selected as the next U.S. magistrate judge for the Northern District of New York. He will start Sept. 28, the day outgoing Magistrate Judge Randolph Treece's retirement takes effect.
Six firms announce new additions, BuckleySandler announces a promotion to partner, and Portolano Cavallo has opened its first U.S. representative office in New York for clients looking to make Italian investments or to establish and operate businesses in Italy.
The application deadline for prospective New York City Housing Court judges has been extended to Sept. 28.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has named four attorneys to a 15-member committee that identifies, recruits and recommends candidates to serve as city marshals, who are the enforcement arm of the city's Civil Court.
Among other announcements, Brendan Schulman has left Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel to join aerial technology company DJI as its vice president of policy and legal affairs.
Former Appellate Division Justice Barry Cozier, who had been vice-chair of the panel charged by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman with evaluating New York's attorney discipline system and recommending improvements, will replace former Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti as chair.
Among other moves, Steptoe & Johnson has added Wendell Willkie II as of counsel, joining the firm from MeadWestvaco, where he was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.
Peter Skelos, who served as an Appellate Division, Second Department, justice for 11 years, is joining the Long Island firm Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana as a partner.
Six firms announce additions, while Kelley Drye and Katten Muchin have elected new partners.
William Banks, a Syracuse University School of Law professor who teaches national security law and counterterrorism law, started his tenure as the school's interim dean on Aug. 1.
The application deadline for the upcoming opening on the Court of Appeals created by the resignation of Judge Susan Phillips Read has been extended to Aug. 24.
President Barack Obama has nominated Eastern District Magistrate Judge Gary Brown to fill a vacancy on the Eastern District bench. He was among seven nominations made Thursday by Obama to the federal courts of New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
As Alan Rothstein prepares to retire as the New York City Bar Association's longtime general counsel, the organization has brought in two new attorneys and re-worked some responsibilities for existing staff.
Marshall Miller, principal deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, is leaving to join New York University School of Law's corporate compliance program.
Paul Keller, an intellectual property litigation practitioner, has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner; Greenberg Traurig has added John Kaufmann as of counsel in its tax practice; and more.
Sandi Toll has become first assistant counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She was an attorney with Jenner & Block in Manhattan for 11 years, and a partner for four years, before joining Cuomo's office as assistant counsel in 2013.
Carolina Fornos and Caroline Harcourt have rejoined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Hugh Verrier, a project finance attorney, has been re-elected chairman of White & Case for a third consecutive term; and more.
Additions and promotions at Akerman, Davis Polk, Sheppard Mullin, Seyfarth Shaw and more.
Georgia Pestana's designation as the first assistant corporation counsel in New York City makes her the first woman and the first Latina to hold the No. 2 position at the city's Law Department.
Michèle Penzer, the outgoing co-chair of Latham & Watkins' banking practice, has been named managing partner of the firm's 337-attorney New York office, succeeding James Brandt.
Announcements of promotions and additions from Hunton & Williams, Shearman & Sterling, Latham & Watkins, Jackson Lewis, Kaye Scholer and Epstein Becker & Green.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has designated Alvin Bragg Jr., his executive deputy for social justice, to supervise attorneys who will investigate and prosecute police killings of unarmed civilians.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has chosen Stacey Friedman, a former litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell, to succeed Stephen Cutler as head of its nearly 1,200-lawyer team.
Penelope Andrews, who was Albany Law School's first female president until stepping down July 1, has taken a new job as dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town in her native South Africa.
Six law firms, along with JAMS, have announced new additions, while Debevoise & Plimpton has announced a promotion.
Peter Skelos, a justice in the Appellate Division, Second Department for 11 years, is retiring from the bench to join private practice.
Thomas Munno, who has served as Dechert's New York managing partner for the past 21 years, retired from the partnership Tuesday. The firm has appointed Kathleen Massey to succeed him in overseeing Dechert's largest office, which has more than 200 lawyers.
A new surrogate has taken the bench in Westchester County. Surrogate Brandon Sall was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and confirmed by the state Senate last month.
On July 1, Evan Goldberg, a partner at the personal injury firm Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, will begin a term as president of the more than 4,000-member New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Alan Levine, a senior litigation partner in Cooley's New York office, on July 1 will become the chair of the board of trustees for The Jewish Theological Seminary, the flagship institution for Conservative Judaism.
Richard Zabel, deputy to Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, is leaving the office to return to private practice.
Among other announcements, Robert E. Rice, a veteran regulatory enforcement lawyer and former federal prosecutor who most recently served as chief counsel to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, has joined Ropes & Gray.
Announcements from Drinker Biddle, DLA Piper, Akin Gump, Arent Fox and Cadwalader.
Jeffrey Berry has retired after a 31-year judicial career, during which he served as a judge of the Newburgh city and Orange County courts and as an acting state Supreme Court justice.
Among other announcements, Chad Silverman, a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is returning to Skadden Arps, and Otterbourg P.C. has named Melanie Cyganowski chair of its restructuring and bankruptcy department.
Linda Lacewell, one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides since his days as attorney general, has been appointed to the new post of state chief risk officer.
Andrew Klein, clerk of the state Court of Appeals since November 2010, said he will retire this summer.
Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Barry Bohrer has been elected the new board chairman of the Fund for Modern Courts and the Committee for Modern Courts, closely affiliated Manhattan-based groups that advocate for diversity of the judiciary, increased merit selection for judges, and other court-related reforms.
The appointments of David Kaplan, who was supervising judge of the New York City Housing Court, and Emily Ruben, who was attorney-in-charge of the Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Neighborhood Office, brings the number of Family Court judges appointed this year to eight and leaving one vacancy.
Three firms announce new additions, while another three announce promotions.
Andrew "Buddy" Donohue, a top lawyer at Goldman, Sachs & Co., will serve as the SEC's next chief of staff, replacing Lona Nallengara. Donohue, an SEC veteran, headed the Division of Investment Management from May 2006 to November 2010, helping to develop regulations governing the $39 trillion asset management industry.
Four firms announce new additions, while Mintz Levin has promoted an attorney to member of the firm.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Steven Cohen, his former top aide as both attorney general and governor, as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Benjamin Lawsky, the state's top financial regulator who collected billions of dollars in penalties and fees from Wall Street giants, announced Wednesday that he will step down.
Craig Newman, former co-managing partner of Richards Kibbe & Orbe, has made the move to fellow New York-based firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. Newman will serve as a partner in Patterson Belknap's litigation department and will lead its privacy and data security practice.
Jonathan A. Willens and Edward Scarvalone, former Southern District assistant U.S. attorneys have opened Willens & Scarvalone, a litigation boutique, and other announcements.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Jackson, who helped prosecute five employees of Bernard Madoff for their role in his record-breaking Ponzi scheme, is leaving the Southern District to become a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner.
Announcements from Troutman Sanders, King & Spalding, Vedder Price, Kaye Scholer, Venable and Farrell Fritz.
Among other announcements, Helene D. Jaffe and Alan R. Kusinitz have joined Brown Rudnick, where Jaffe will head the firm's new antitrust practice.
Daniel Master Jr. was sworn in Tuesday afternoon as Acting Staten Island District Attorney, stepping in for the borough's outgoing top prosecutor, Daniel Donovan Jr., who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
Prominent bankruptcy attorney Richard Levin, a primary author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code, is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after nearly eight years. Levin, 64, said he is leaving Cravath because of its mandatory retirement age of 65.
The state Senate confirmed the nominations of three judges to new terms on the Court of Claims Tuesday and 11 other men and women to seats on the court for the first time.
The attorneys and officials who will review the performance of the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics have been announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders.
Veteran prosecutor Sharon Levin, a longtime leader in the area of federal forfeiture law, is leaving the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office for a partnership at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio swore in 28 judges Monday who were recently appointed to the Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court.
Three firms have added new partners, while two announce promotions.
Four firms announce new additions, while general counsel have been hired at real estate private equity and asset management firm Savanna and Turing Pharmaceuticals AG.
Announcements from Reed Smith, White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton, Nixon Peabody, Winston & Strawn, Sidley Austin and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office.
B. Ted Howes has left his role as head of McDermott Will & Emery's international arbitration practice to take a position at Mayer Brown.
Jeffrey Friedlander, the longest-serving second-in-command in the history of the New York City Law Department, is leaving the office.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, O'Melveny & Myers, Schiff Hardin and Pavia & Harcourt have each added a new partner.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has added two partners to its intellectual property department.
Supreme Court Justice Anil Singh was named to the Manhattan Commercial Division bench Tuesday, replacing Acting Supreme Court Justice Melvin Schweitzer, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Wolff & Samson founding partner David Samson is retiring and partners Armen Shahinian and Jeff Chiesa are stepping in as co-chairmen of the eight-member executive committee, the firm announced April 7.
With deal volume up during the first quarter, O'Melveny & Myers, Shearman & Sterling and Covington & Burling made notable additions Monday to bolster their M&A ranks in New York.
Moves involving Akin Gump, Cahill Gordon, Ashurst, Covington & Burling, Kramer Levin and Fitzpatrick Cella.
Promotions and additions at Kelley Drye & Warren; Simmons Hanly Conroy; Mayer Brown; Akerman; Nixon Peabody; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein; Duane Morris; and JAMS.
Frank Geraci Jr. has become chief judge for the Western District of New York after a little more than two years on the federal bench, succeeding Judge William Skretny, who assumed senior status on March 8.
NYSARC Inc., a nonprofit supporting individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families, has promoted Kathryn Jerian to general counsel, along with news from law firms.
Schiff Hardin, Bond, Schoeneck & King and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher announce additions.
Winston & Strawn said Monday it has hired three more corporate partners, a counsel and some associates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. The hires include leveraged finance partner Mats Carlston, who will serve as Winston's co-chair of its global finance practice.
Nine firms, including Blank Rome, Dickstein Shapiro and Paul Hastings, announce new additions.
After nearly three years as general counsel for the National Security Agency, Rajesh "Raj" De is returning to Mayer Brown to lead the firm's global privacy and security practice.
Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson's office has hired four new assistant district attorneys who recently completed a one-week training and have started working for various divisions within the office.
Michael Rozen, a partner at Feinberg Rozen, has been appointed and Michael Romeo has been reappointed to the board of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
Fifteen state Court of Claims judges, all reappointments to the court by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, were confirmed Tuesday. Most of the judges are assigned primarily to the Supreme Court bench, while some hold supervisory positions in the judiciary.