Kramer Levin, Covington & Burling and White & Case announce promotions, while other firms and the Bronx District Attorney's Office announce new additions.
Kramer Levin, Covington & Burling and White & Case announce promotions, while other firms and the Bronx District Attorney's Office announce new additions.
Daniel Stein, chief of the criminal division at the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, is joining Mayer Brown as a partner, where he will lead its regulatory and investigations group and co-lead its white collar defense and compliance group.
Richard Friedman, a founding partner and former longtime head of New York securities boutique Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference, has left the firm to join Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.
Four firms have promoted several attorneys to partner, while seven firms have added new attorneys.
The New York City Law Department has hired 61 recent law school graduates in its various divisions, up from 56 new hires last year, the agency has announced.
William Hochul Jr., 57, will retire Oct. 28 after nearly 30 years at the U.S. Justice Department and six years as one of New York's top federal prosecutors.He said he will pursue unspecified opportunities in the private sector.
American International Group Inc. has hired named Peter Solmssen its executive vice president and general counsel, replacing recently retired general counsel Thomas Russo.
Katharine Parker, a partner in Proskauer Rose's labor and employment department, was appointed to a Southern District magistrate judgeship.
Robert Ray, who succeeded Kenneth Starr on the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigations, joins the firm from Fox Rothschild.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has appointed Joshua Farrell, currently a lawyer in the New York attorney general's office, to temporarily fill a seat on the Albany City Court. Farrell is also widely expected to be elected in November for a full judicial term on the same court.
Linda Cantoni is set to take over as counsel to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, succeeding Lois Raff, who retired this month after holding the job for 25 years.
Michael Hess, New York City's corporation counsel under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is joining Dorf & Nelson, a 16-attorney Westchester firm.
Seven firms plus Fordham Law School announce new additions and promotions.
A three-partner group has left Jones Day for Sidley Austin in New York. Steven Koppel, Aviva Yakren and Adam Verstandig, all of whom once worked at now-defunct Heller Ehrman, specialize in real estate finance.
Seven firms announce new additions or promotions, along with the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office and Nardello & Co.
In another loss of a leading litigation partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Martin Seidel, who was chair of its corporate litigation group, has moved to Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Katherine Milgram has been promoted to chief of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's investor protection bureau. Milgram has been with the Attorney General's Office since 2013 and most recently was deputy chief of the bureau she was named Monday to lead.
Litigation boutique MoloLamken has brought on Jessica Ortiz, the former chief of the narcotics unit at the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office. She is the first woman partner of the 25-attorney boutique.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has named Jeffrey Keitelman, a real estate practice leader who joined the firm last year from DLA Piper, as co-managing partner.
K&L Gates has selected investment management practice head Michael Caccese and longtime general counsel James Segerdahl to succeed chair and global managing partner Peter Kalis, who is stepping down early next year after two decades as leader, the firm announced Monday.
Nearly a year after leaving office, John Boehner, the former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is joining Squire Patton Boggs, the firm announced Tuesday.
Veteran state judge Leslie Leach has been appointed to a vacant seat on the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.
McDermott, Will & Emery announced Friday that Robert Goldstein is joining the firm to head the private equity group in its New York office. Goldstein was previously a partner at Schulte, Roth & Zabel, where he had worked since 1999.
Retired SDNY bankruptcy judge Arthur Gonzalez has been named to the restructuring team helping Puerto Rico bail out $72 billion debt.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Thursday it has named Michael Farbiarz, a former federal prosecutor known for his national security work, as its general counsel.
S&P Global has named Steve Kemps as its new general counsel and executive vice president.
Seven firms have added new partners, and L-3 Communications has appointed Ann Davidson as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Ghillaine Reid, a former New York branch chief for the Securities and Exchange Commission, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in New York and will co-lead the firm's broker-dealer practice.
U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian has been appointed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to lead a key advisory committee.
John Squires, a former chief intellectual property counsel at Goldman Sachs who went on to top roles at Chadbourne & Parke and Perkins Coie, decamped this week for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Friday its board has promoted Michael Held from deputy general counsel to general counsel and head of its legal group, beginning Aug. 15.
Steptoe & Johnson; Blank Rome; DLA Piper; Reed Smith; Ropes & Gray; and Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein have each announced a new addition.
Seven firms have picked up new partners and Loeb & Loeb has elected three to partnership.
Dechert is continuing to bulk up its antitrust group with the addition of Ethan Litwin.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday appointed Monica Shulman, a court attorney-referee in Family Court in Manhattan since 2010, to Family Court.
The Advisory Council for the New York City Housing Court is accepting applications for Housing Court judges through Sept. 16.
Harry Ballan, who is senior counsel to Davis Polk & Wardwell, has been named the new dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and will start his new job on Aug. 8.
The National Hockey League Players' Association announced last week that it has hired Bruce Meyer in New York as senior director for collective bargaining, policy and legal. Meyer was once part of a legal team that struck down the NFL's player free agency system on antitrust grounds.
Philadelphia-based law firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads has brought on all nine lawyers from Manhattan real estate boutique Schechter & Brucker, further growing its presence in New York.
The Mayor's Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing Thursday on the nomination of court attorney-referee Monica Shulman as a Family Court judge.
Scott Zemser, from White & Case, will become co-head of A&O's global leveraged finance. Joining alongside him are finance partners from White & Case, Proskauer Rose and Milbank Tweed.
Lisa Prager and Lara Covington, two white-collars defense lawyers from Schulte Roth & Zabel, joined Holland & Knight as partners this week.
Cole's career move poses recusal issues for his wife, Judge Nina Pillard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Brian Corrigan joined Farrell Fritz as a partner in the firm's estate litigation department, Kelley Drye & Warren named two new partners, John Dellaportas and Andrew Lee, and other announcements.
Fisher & Phillips, an Atlanta-based labor and employment firm, is opening a New York office with a five-lawyer team from Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart.
James McGuire, a former justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, has left Dechert to join litigation boutique Holwell Shuster & Goldberg as a partner focusing on civil and criminal litigation and regulatory matters.
Baker & McKenzie has brought in two prominent bankruptcy partners in New York: Debra Dandeneau, who became co-head of the firm's global restructuring and insolvency group, and Peter Goodman.
Greenspoon Marder, a Florida-based firm that opened a New York office only a few months ago, has hired eight additional attorneys in Manhattan from matrimonial boutique Preston Ettinger Steiner & Ackermanare.
Saeed will succeed Allen Parker to become the firm's first female leader.
Paul Hastings continued to grow its IP practice this week by bringing on Hiroyuki "Hiro" Hagiwara and Hassen Sayeed in Tokyo and New York, respectively. They had worked together at Ropes & Gray representing life science clients in the U.S. and Japan for many years, the two said Wednesday.
L. Howard Belknap, chief operating officer and executive director of Baker & McKenzie's New York office, is now the chief operating officer of Butler Snow in Jackson, Mississippi.
Latham & Watkins has hired Paul Dudek, chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's office of international corporate finance.
Among other moves, Jared Hershberg joined Reed Smith as a partner in its corporate and transactional advisory group, and Morgan Lewis named six of its attorneys as partners.
A New York City civil rights attorney who has served as counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio for two years is resigning and will take a new job as the chairwoman of the city's police watchdog agency.
Kris Fischer, the New York Law Journal's longtime editor-in-chief, is retiring July 1. Fischer has been with ALM, the Law Journal's parent company, for 31 years in several different roles, spending the last 15 as the Law Journal's top editor.
Seven firms announce new additions; Fox Rothschild announces promotions.
Howard Friedman, an 18-year veteran of New York City's Law Department who has led its contracts and real estate division since last year, has taken a new job as general counsel of the city's Department of Education.
David J. Kirschner, who was principal law clerk to Bronx Supreme Court Justice Richard Lee Price and a former prosecutor, will serve as an interim Civil Court judge and sit in Criminal Court, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.
Skadden has promoted seven attorneys to counsel, while several other firms announce new additions, including Littler Mendelson, Kramer Levin and Greenberg Traurig.
Six firms announce new additions, while Nixon Peabody has promoted two attorneys and Karen Shaer has joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office of Criminal Justice as first deputy director.
Gregory Krakower, a former senior adviser to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, has moved to plaintiffs firm Getnick & Getnick, where he will continue to focus on whistleblower cases.
The City University of New York School of Law has named as dean Mary Lu Bilek, who has served on the CUNY Law faculty and has led the University of Massachusetts School of Law since 2012. She will begin on Aug. 15.
Eight public finance laterals are joining Norton Rose Fulbright in New York as part of a general expansion, part of a 17-attorney exodus from Sidley Austin.
During his tenure, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. argued numerous cases challenging some of the most hotly contested administration policies, from health care reform to striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Fox Rothschild has added a three-attorney group from intellectual property boutique Kenyon & Kenyon, including Patrick Birde, who formerly chaired the boutique's life science and chemical patent prosecution practice.
Boies Schiller & Flexner is absorbing a five-attorney New York litigation boutique headed by Sean O'Shea, a former federal prosecutor.
Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.
Thomas Russo, the general counsel who helped American International Group Inc. navigate the difficult waters of the financial crisis and recovery, is getting ready to leave the company.
John Altorelli, a corporate and finance partner who joined DLA Piper in 2012 after fleeing Dewey & LeBoeuf before the latter's historic demise, is leaving Big Law.
David Schizer, who was dean of Columbia Law School until 2014, has been named the new CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a humanitarian relief organization.
Edward McCarty III, the former Nassau County Surrogate who stepped down from the bench at the end of 2015 due to mandatory retirement rules, has joined the law firm Vishnick McGovern Milizio.
Among other announcements, Cooley has named Andy Roth, formerly with Dentons, a partner in the firm's privacy and data protection group.
Debevoise & Plimpton had promoted five attorneys to partner, and Mayer Brown and Kirkland & Ellis have added new partners.
Federal prosecutor Carrie Cohen is leaving the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office to join Morrison & Foerster's securities litigation, enforcement and white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation and trials practice groups.
Randolph Treece, who was a Northern District magistrate judge from 2001 until his retirement in September 2015, has joined E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy of Albany.
Joan Wexler, the former president of Brooklyn Law School who was the school's first female dean, has joined litigation boutique Schlam Stone & Dolan as of counsel.
Norton Rose Fulbright, Akerman, Pryor Cashman and Hancock Estabrook have each added an attorney.
Michael A. Levy, who spent the last 13 years at the Southern District U.S. Attorney's office, including the last three as chief of the appeals unit, has joined Sidley Austin as a partner in its white collar defense and investigations practice.
In an effort to fill out its product liability and class action defense ranks, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has hired David Bernick, a former general counsel at Philip Morris International Inc., as a partner from Dechert in New York.
Seven firms announce new additions, the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office has appointed Taryn Merkl as acting deputy chief of its criminal division, and attorneys Jennifer Keough, Neil Zola and David Isaac have formed JND Legal Administration to administer large-scale class actions, bankruptcy and mass tort cases.
Manhattan attorney Joseph Belluck has been elected as the new chairman of the state Commission on Judicial Conduct, which investigates allegations of misconduct against state and local judges in New York and recommends sanctions up to removal from office.
David Loftis has been named attorney-in-charge of post-conviction and forensic litigation for the Legal Aid Society after spending a decade as managing attorney for the Innocence Project.
New hires and promotions from six firms.
Department of Financial Services Acting Superintendent Maria Vullo announced Thursday she has designated Scott Fischer as executive deputy superintendent for insurance at the agency and Laura Evangelista as deputy superintendent of insurance to fill the slot Fischer is vacating.
Former federal prosecutors Patrick Smith and Rodney Villazor are setting up their own litigation boutique in New York focused on white-collar defense and regulatory enforcement matters.
Eric Blinderman, a senior international litigation counsel at Proskauer Rose, has been named CEO of Therium Inc., a new U.S. offshoot of U.K. litigation funder Therium Capital Management Ltd.
Four firms announce new additions, while Littler Mendelson announces new co-chairs of the firm's financial services industry group and Skadden names six new partners.
Craig Boise, a one-time New York attorney who has spent the last five years as dean of a law school in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named as the new dean of the Syracuse University School of Law.
The recently formed Institute for Innovation in Prosecution has tapped Meg Reiss, a former top-ranking Nassau County prosecutor, as its executive director.
High-profile civil rights attorney Richard Emery said in a statement that "the issues of inhibitions on my law practice, several of my recent public statements and recent litigation have created daily distractions from the success of the CCRB."
Six firms announce new additions, including Loeb & Loeb, where Philippe Manteau will serve as chair of the Western Europe corporate practice.
Manisha Sheth will become the new executive deputy attorney general for economic justice in the state Attorney General's Office, overseeing the bureaus of investor protection, antitrust, the internet and technology, consumer fraud and real estate finance.
Ellen Yaroshefsky, a longtime professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is leaving the school to lead the legal ethics program at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has selected Daniel Saunders, a longtime prosecutor in his office, to serve as the executive assistant district attorney for the Major Crimes Division.
The move by Barshay, who advised on nearly $300 billion in M&A transactions last year, could have a big impact for both firms.
Marshall Miller, a top U.S. Department of Justice official before stepping down last year, joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as of counsel on Monday. The hiring is not common for Wachtell, which infrequently hires lateral counsel.
Eric Stock, chief of the antitrust bureau in New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office, is leaving to become a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Seven firms, including Baker & Hostetler, White & Case and Proskauer Rose, announce new additions.
James McGovern, who has led the criminal division of the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office since 2014, will become a partner in the firm's white collar and fraud practice.