Family Court Judge Theresa Whelan and District Court Judge Karen Kerr have been selected to oversee Suffolk County's Family Court and its District Court.
Family Court Judge Theresa Whelan and District Court Judge Karen Kerr have been selected to oversee Suffolk County's Family Court and its District Court.
With the impending retirement of Magistrate Judge Frank Maas, the Southern District of New York is accepting applications for a full-time magistrate judge.
Dechert, Cadwalader, Phillips Nizer and Hughes Hubbard & Reed each announce a new addition.
Among other announcements, Quinn Emanuel has added as a partner Chad Johnson, most recently chief of investor protection in the New York Attorney General's Office, and Simpson Thacher has appointed partner Jonathan Youngwood as co-head of its litigation practice.
The New York Legal Assistance Group, a growing nonprofit that provides legal services to low-income New Yorkers, has created two new executive positions and reorganized its general legal services unit.
McKool Smith, a 175-lawyer firm, is bringing on a team of lawyers from Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman led by insurance recovery leader Robin Cohen.
Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Arthur Diamond said one of his goals was to ensure more uniformity across the guardianship parts. For example, Diamond said he would be phasing in a standardized form on requests for expenditures.
Queens Family Court Judge John Hunt has been appointed to a third 10-year term, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.
Four firms have added attorneys, while three firms and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office announce promotions.
Shearman & Sterling, Willkie Farr, King & Spalding and Simpson Thacher are among the firms announcing new hires and promotions.
Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon is bringing in a police officer-turned-prosecutor to advise his office.
Five firms announce promotions, and six firms have added new partners.
Lourdes Rosado, longtime attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, has been named new chief of the civil rights bureau for the New York Attorney General's Office.
Quinn Emanuel, Robins Kaplan and Greenberg Traurig announce new hires, while Morrison & Foerster has elected three to partner.
Seven firms announce promotions while Thompson Hine and Romer Debbas have each added an attorney.
Maria Vullo, a veteran litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Manhattan, was nominated Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services.
Beth Wilkinson, a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, has left the firm to launch a litigation boutique with partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Covington & Burling.
Six firms, including Boies Schiller and Morrison Cohen, announce newly elected partners.
Luis Gonzalez, who was a judge for 30 years and presided over the Appellate Division, First Department, for six years before retiring in December, is now on the New York City-based panel of hearing officers, which includes four former Appellate Division justices.
Greenberg Traurig announced Tuesday that former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and ex-prosecutor Marc Mukasey are leaving Bracewell & Giuliani to join the firm. Giuliani will chair the cybersecurity and crisis management practice and serve as a senior adviser to executive chairman Richard Rosenbaum. Mukasey will co-chair the firm's white-collar defense practice.
Latham & Watkins has added Louis Trotta, formerly of Goldman Sachs, as counsel; Milbank Tweed has elected four to the firm's partnership; Craig Levine has joined The Bronx Defenders as managing director of the Civil Action Practice and External Affairs; and more.
Harris Beach has opened a second office, Albany Law School has a new associate dean for strategic initiatives and information systems, and several firms and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's office announce promotions.
After a spate of partner exits at Kenyon & Kenyon last year, four attorneys from the intellectual property boutique have joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark is bringing in a former judicial colleague and a former clerk to hold key positions on her staff.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Justice Gerald Whalen as presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, replacing Justice Henry Scudder, who has reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
The state Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Jan. 20 in Albany to consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo's nomination of Janet DiFiore, the Westchester County district attorney, as the state's next chief judge.
Litigation partner Jeffrey Mitchell and two counsels, Judith Cohen and Erin Burns, have left Dickstein Shapiro to open a New York office for Browne George Ross, the firm said Tuesday. The departures follow a year in which the 150-lawyer firm failed to close a merger deal with Bryan Cave in December and saw a steady loss of partners.
In an email sent Monday to fellow judges and others, Judge John Gleeson wrote, "as difficult as it is to leave the work I love and the colleagues I love, this is the right decision for me and my family."
Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed 25 judges to the city's Criminal and Family Courts. He also appointed an interim judge to the city's Civil Court who will sit in Family Court.
Eric Fisher, a former bankruptcy partner at Dickstein Shapiro, said Monday he has left to join Binder & Schwartz because a smaller firm platform was consistent with his practice of representing clients adverse to banks and other financial institutions.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Wednesday he was rehiring Joan Illuzzi as special counsel. Illuzzi, a former senior prosecutor in the office, lost her election bid to be Staten Island's district attorney in November.
Robins Kaplan, Orrick Herrington, Pryor Cashman and Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider have added attorneys, while other firms announce promotions.
Greenberg Traurig and Reed Smith have added new partners, while Shearman & Sterling, Wilson Sonsini, Dechert and White & Case announce promotions.
As Staten Island District Attorney-elect Michael McMahon assembles his top-level staff, he is bringing in an attorney with years of prosecutorial experience and keeping a long-serving prosecutor in the office.
Davis Polk & Wardwell has promoted five attorneys to counsel in its corporate department and two in its litigation department.
Latham & Watkins has added Sandeep Savla, formerly of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Valerie Mitchell Johnston has been appointed deputy general counsel of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and Loeb & Loeb has elected four to partner, among other announcements.
Jenner & Block has named Susan Kohlmann as managing partner of the firm's 67-attorney New York office, succeeding Richard Ziegler, who led the office for the past eight years.
Sutherland Asbill, Fox Rothschild and Gibson Dunn have each added a partner, and Loeb & Loeb and Baker Botts have announced additions.
Justice Alexander Hunter Jr. will retire next year from the Appellate Term, First Department, and the Bronx Supreme Court to take a new judicial position on a United Nations tribunal in which former and current U.N. employees can appeal administrative decisions.
BakerHostetler, Katten Muchin and Latham & Watkins have added new partners, while Simpson Thacher announces promotions, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has a new deputy general counsel.
Bronx District Attorney-elect Darcel Clark has tapped former Bronx prosecutors Daniel Karson, the current chairman of Kroll, and Taa Grays, chief of staff to MetLife's general counsel, to lead her transition team.
Among other honors, Donald Francis Donovan has been elected president of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Children's Rights presented its Champion Award to Alan Myers, and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest honored Jennifer Parish at the 2015 Felix A. Fishman Awards Luncheon.
The founding partners of Rakower Lupkin, a New York litigation boutique formed in 2012, are going their separate ways.
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has appointed Presiding Justice Richard Lowe III of the Appellate Term, First Department, as chair of the New York court system's Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, which promotes racial and ethnic fairness in state courts.
Ropes & Gray and King & Spalding announce new partners; Herrick Feinstein, Baker & McKenzie and Arnold & Porter announce new hires; and Kevin Bernstein has been elected to chair Bond, Schoeneck & King's management committee, among other news.
Four law firms and Exiger, a corporate consulting firm, announce new hires, while other firms announce promotions.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he will rely on "two first-rate legal minds," Jason Brown and Janet Sabel, to replace a single aide who left the agency in September.
LaShann DeArcy Hall, a Morrison & Foerster partner, was confirmed as an Eastern District judge on Monday by the U.S. Senate, filling a position that opened when Judge Nicholas Garaufis took senior status in October 2014.
Six firms announce new hires, and Kenyon & Kenyon partner John Kenny has been named an administrative patent judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Announcements from eight firms, including Goodwin Procter's naming of Jeffrey Simes as chair of the firm's litigation department and Cahill Gordon & Reindel's addition of Pierre Gentin, formerly the global head of litigation and regulatory investigations for Credit Suisse, as a partner.
Mark Hannemann, Thomas Makin and Matthew Berkowitz joined Shearman & Sterling this week, doubling the number of partners in its intellectual property litigation practice. The three-partner team had spent nearly their entire career at the 100-attorney Kenyon IP boutique, where Hannemann was an executive committee member.
Kathleen O'Keefe and Howard Vargas have been appointed as the two chief counsels to state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a reorganization of the counsel's post that previously had been held by one lawyer.
Prominent white collar defense attorney Ira Lee "Ike" Sorkin and his legal partner, Amit Sondhi, have merged their practice into 30-attorney Mintz & Gold, after a two-month stint operating their own boutique.
Lawrence Vilardo, a prominent Buffalo attorney, was confirmed as a judge in the Western District of New York Monday with an 88-0 vote by the U.S. Senate.
Ropes & Gray is continuing to expand in New York City, boasting last week in a press release that two new partner additions have helped to make it one of the 20 largest firms in the nation's biggest legal market.
The New York City Bar Association has nominated John S. Kiernan, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, as the next president of the city bar. If elected at the city bar's annual meeting on May 17, 2016, Kiernan would succeed Debra Raskin.
Kristen Clarke, a civil rights lawyer for the New York Attorney General's Office, will become the new president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the organization said Thursday.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Ann Donnelly, now a state Court of Claims judge and acting Manhattan Supreme Court justice, to sit on the Eastern District bench. The vote was 95-2.
Seven firms have added attorneys, while Kirkland & Ellis has announced promotions.
Approximately 120 applicants for the bar will be interviewed Oct. 20 by the Character and Fitness Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department.
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.