New York Mayor de Blasio on Friday announced the 16 appointees who will serve on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.
New York Mayor de Blasio on Friday announced the 16 appointees who will serve on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.
Rodger Citron has been appointed to serve as associate dean for academic affairs at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Martin Clearwater & Bell has added Gregory Reilly as a partner and head of its employment and labor law practice group, and other moves.
The appointments will give former Court of Appeals Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and former Second Department Justice Barry Cozier key roles in the selection of judges to the civil, criminal and family courts in New York City.
Seven firms announce new additions, while Davis Polk & Wardwell has elected two new partners.
Amy Barasch, the former executive director of the New York state office for domestic violence prevention, will join Her Justice as executive director in September, the group announced.
Daniel R. Alonso, the former top deputy at the Manhattan District Attorney's office, is joining a newly-launched consulting firm co-founded by Michael Cherkasky and Michael Beber.
Goodwin Procter has named New York litigator David Hashmall as its next chairman, replacing Regina Pisa when she steps down on Sept. 30. She has led the Boston-based firm since 1998.
Retired David Polk & Wardwell partner Dennis Glazer and Long Island Association President Kevin Law have been appointed to the board tasked with screening the 17 applicants seeking to operate four new casinos that New York voters approved last year.
Phillips Nizer, a 74-attorney general service law firm, has elected Marc Landis to succeed Perry Galler, making Landis the firm's first new managing partner in 20 years.
Rivkin Radler, a firm with more than 130 attorneys over several metropolitan-regional offices, is bringing former state lawmaker and public safety official Michael Balboni into its ranks.
After 14 years, Jeremy Goldstein has left Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he served as a partner for the last six years, to start his own practice.
Grant & Eisenhofer and Hinshaw & Culbertson have each added an attorney, while Withers Bergman announces promotions.
Eight firms have added partners, while six others have added counsel.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday creating 25 new Family Court judgeships, including nine to be established in New York City starting on Jan. 1, 2015.
After heading the Criminal Division for Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for more than two years, Lorin Reisner is leaving the office.
Michael Levine of Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo was sworn in Tuesday as president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Promotions, appointments and added counsel occurred for six firms.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has added a partner, while other firms have added counsel
Seven firms announce new additions, and Albany Law School has appointed professors Deborah Kearns and Sarah Rogerson as co-directors of its Law Clinic & Justice Center.
C. Scott Vanderhoef, the longtime Rockland County Executive who left office in December, has joined Saretsky Katz Dranoff & Glass as of counsel.
Day Pitney, White & Case, Paul Weiss and Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz have each added a partner, while the Fund for Modern Courts has added new members to its board of directors.
The four-partner team, joining Sidley as partners, includes Richard Fries, the chair of Bingham's real estate group; Scott Stern; Neil Cohen; and Todd Marcus.
The top deputy in the Manhattan District Attorney's Rackets Bureau has been tapped to take the bureau's top post.
David Watson, who has been the executive director of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association since 2010, will be the new executive director of the New York State Bar Association.
Linda Addison has been elected to serve as U.S. managing partner for Norton Rose Fulbright through Dec. 31, 2016, the firm announced Tuesday. Addison, a partner in New York City and Houston, has been serving in that role since December, when her predecessor, Kenneth Stewart, a partner in Dallas, took a six-month medical leave.
Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon will lead a state court program promoting early settlements in medical malpractice cases.
Haynes and Boone and Debevoise & Plimpton have added partners, while other firms have named practice group leaders and added counsel.
Four firms have added partners, while others have added counsel and given awards.
Two bastions of the mass torts bar—Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd and Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes—have merged to create a new firm.
Six attorneys who worked closely with James Tyrrell Jr. at Patton Boggs are following him to Edwards Wildman Palmer. They will focus on toxic tort, product liability, and complex commercial litigation.
Applications for the upcoming vacancy on the state Court of Appeals occurring with the expiration of Judge Victoria Graffeo's term must be received by the Commission on Judicial Nomination by June 15.
Francis Nicolai, a former Appellate Term presiding justice and administrative judge, has joined Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti in White Plains as senior counsel.
James Tyrrell Jr., the prominent Patton Boggs litigator who was not expected to be part of the firm's merger with Squire Sanders, has landed at Edwards Wildman & Palmer.
Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings has named Craig Gangi as executive vice president and general counsel and Proskauer Rose partner Robert Kafin has been elected as chair of the Times Square Alliance, among other announcements.
Sean Hayes and Edward Ughetta have joined Nixon Peabody's private equity team.
Dechert has added as partner Jeffrey Brown, most recently co-chief, general crimes unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District, and Diamond McCarthy has hired Mark Jay Krum to lead its litigation practice in New York, among other announcements.
Veteran federal prosecutor Marc Berger is moving into the private sector, joining Ropes & Gray's government enforcement practice in New York as a partner in July.
Julian J. Moore, one of the chief investigators of the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption and a lead federal prosecutor in the Bernard Madoff case, has joined investigative consulting firm K2 Intelligence as a senior managing director.
Allen Fagin, former chairman of Proskauer Rose, has been appointed executive vice president and chief professional officer of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, among other moves.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced this week that he has promoted his investigative counsel, Nelson Sheingold, to deputy comptroller as part of an effort to beef up the anti-corruption measures that have become a major focus of his administration.
Levine Lee has added the former deputy chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District as a partner and Brown Rudnick has added the former deputy chief appellate attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District, among other moves.
The New York Civil Court's Housing Part is now soliciting applications for Housing Court judgeships that will open during 2015, the part's advisory council announced.
Seven firms announce new hires, outsourcing firm EXL has appointed Nancy Saltzman as general counsel and company secretary, and Fordham Law School has appointed Nestor Davidson as associate dean for academic affairs.
Crowell & Moring has named Edwin Baum managing partner of the firm's New York office, taking the place of corporate partner Joseph Adams, who has led the New York office for four years and will continue his practice at the firm.
Five attorneys that made up the New York office of Stutman Treister & Glatt, a well-known bankruptcy boutique that closed amid a slowdown in large Chapter 11 work and low interest rates, have joined Goodwin Procter's financial restructuring practice.
Beveridge & Diamond has elected to principal Megan Brillault, Wayne Roth has joined LeClairRyan as a shareholder, and other announcements.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed a law professor and former federal prosecutor to head the New York City Rent Guidelines Board.
Six firms announce new hires, while two others announce promotions.
Western District Chief Judge William Skretny, who has led the court since 2010, has announced that he will take senior status next March. Skretny's decision means Frank Geraci Jr. of Rochester will become the next chief judge.
James McGovern, the division's deputy chief, will replace Marshall Miller, who was promoted to be second-in-command at the U.S. Justice Department's criminal division.
Gillian Lester, an employment law and policy expert who is the interim dean at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has been named the next dean of Columbia Law School.
Marshall Miller, the criminal division chief of the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office, has been tapped as the top deputy for the U.S. Department of Justice's criminal division.
Three firms announce new additions, while Eckert Seamans and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District announce promotions.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced that Gail Heatherly will take over as head of the conviction review unit, which was created in 2012.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has tapped the New York Attorney General's office and the Bronx District Attorney's office for prosecutors to lead a newly-formed frauds bureau and forensic science unit.
Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Peirce Moser, who is heading the team prosecuting four former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers for financial fraud, has been appointed as chief of the office's Tax Crimes Unit.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has tapped Assistant District Attorney Maritza Mejia-Ming to head a newly-created unit that will press cases where immigrant communities are targets of fraud.
Jane Sherburne is handing over the reins of senior executive vice president and general counsel of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation to J. Kevin McCarthy, who will assume the post on April 15.
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday appointed a 16-member commission to provide "concrete, actionable recommendations" on juvenile justice, with the aim of raising the age of criminal responsibility.
Carol Robles-Román, former deputy mayor for legal affairs and counsel to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will become president and CEO of Legal Momentum, a national nonprofit that advances the rights of women and girls, the group announced Tuesday. She starts April 21.
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg has added John DiMatteo as a partner to lead the firm's intellectual property practice, among other news of moves and promotions.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has named Ronald Sullivan Jr. special counsel to the district attorney and chief of the conviction review unit, which has the closely watched task of reviewing convictions secured under Thompson's predecessors that have come under question.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has elected Lisa Cleary as its new cochair and managing partner, succeeding Robert LoBue, who has held that position for the last seven years. She will serve alongside William Cavanaugh Jr., another firm cochair.
Caitlin Halligan, who left the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in January after four years of helping oversee more than 500 lawyers, joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher this week as partner focusing on appellate litigation.
With her appointment to the Appellate Term, First Department, Justice Doris Ling-Cohan became the first woman of Asian descent to be appointed to an appellate panel in New York state.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has appointed new chiefs for his office's public integrity, Internet and taxpayer protection bureaus, the office announced Monday.
News of firm additions and appointments.
Sidley Austin and Reed Smith are among the eight firms announcing new additions, while two others announce promotions.
The New York State Athletic Commission board on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Manhattan attorney David Berlin as executive director of the panel which governs boxing in the Empire State.
Approximately 245 applicants will be interviewed April 1 by the Character and Fitness Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department.
HAP Investments has added general counsel, McCarter & English has added two partners and Joshua Friedman has been elected president of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
An attorney for an Assemblyman accused of sexual harassment has asked the designated hearing officer—retired Court of Appeals Judge Howard Levine—to recuse himself because the firm where Levine works is a major player in Albany politics and lobbying.
Supreme Court Justices David Elliot and Jerry Garguilo have been named to the Appellate Term, Second Department.
A suspended Long Island attorney has been arrested on charges she stole more than $16,000 in escrow funds.
Eduardo Peñalver, a professor of property law and land use at the University of Chicago Law School, has been named the next dean of Cornell Law School, the school announced Tuesday. He will take the helm July 1.
The search committee seeking a new executive director for the New York State Bar Association will begin interviewing candidates later this month.
Jeanette Redmond, executive director of the Federal Bar Council, will step down in April after 12 years in the position, the group announced Tuesday.
Two union officials and three attorneys-in-charge of the New York City Legal Aid Society are among those named to a search committee to find a successor to outgoing Attorney-in-Chief Steven Banks.
Three firms have promoted partners and two have added counsel.
The top sex-crimes prosecutor in the Queens District Attorney's Office has joined a private security and consulting company where she will work with the former sex crimes bureau chief from the Manhattan prosecutor's office.
Acting Supreme Court Justice Matthew D'Emic has been appointed administrative judge for criminal matters in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer named New York litigation partner Adam Siegel as its next U.S. regional managing partner, overseeing the firm's New York and Washington, D.C., offices.
Seven firms have announced promotions and new hires, and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution has added to its board of directors.
The First Department has announced the five members of the Unified Court System who will be honored with the Bernard Botein Awards for outstanding contributions to the administration of justice.
Approximately 259 candidates will be interviewed March 11 by the Committee on Character and Fitness of the Appellate Division, First Department.
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, a 150-attorney firm headquartered in Los Angeles, has opened a New York office with six-attorneys from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.
Meister Seelig & Fein, a 60-attorney firm, has added three attorneys from Ostrow Kaufman, a now-closed intellectual property boutique.
Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.
Five firms have announced additions, while Holland & Knight and Bracewell & Giuliani have elevated new partners.
David Yassky, the most recent past chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, will replace Michelle Simon, who is returning to full time teaching.
Six firms announce new hires, while Sheppard Mullin, Baker & McKenzie and Stroock announce new partners.
Craig Wolfe has joined Sheppard Mullin as a partner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Bond Schoeneck member Laura Harshbarger as chair of the Fourth Department Judicial Screening Committee, and other announcements.
The First Department has appointed labor and employment attorney Ernest Collazo, managing partner of Collazo Florentino & Keil, to chair its Departmental Disciplinary Committee.
Maya Wiley, who was most recently president of the Center for Social Inclusion, a nonprofit that advocates for policies addressing racial inequality, has been appointed counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
After presiding over the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, former Southern District Bankruptcy Judge James Peck will become co-chairman of Morrison & Foerster's global business-restructuring and insolvency group.
Andrew Lankler has joined Baker Botts as a partner and Jeffrey Levin has joined LeClairRyan as partner, among other announcements.
Six firms announce promotions and new hires.
Orrick Herrington, Buchanan Ingersoll and Wilson Elser have announced promotions, while Baker Botts and McDermott Will have each added a partner.
Approximately 260 candidates will be interviewed Feb. 18 by the Committee on Character and Fitness of the Appellate Division, First Department.