Promotions and additions at Kelley Drye & Warren; Simmons Hanly Conroy; Mayer Brown; Akerman; Nixon Peabody; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein; Duane Morris; and JAMS.
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.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has hired as a partner Anjan Sahni, the chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District.
Joseph Porter has been appointed by State University of New York trustees as the college system's vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel. His appointment is effective in June.
Less than a week after Winston & Strawn hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's structured products practice head, Jeffrey Stern, it is poised to pick up another 10 corporate, finance and private equity partners from the same firm.
Ronald Richter, a Queens family court judge who previously led New York City's Administration for Children's Services, will step down from the bench in May to become CEO of Jewish Child Care Association.
Additions and promotions at Venable, Goldberg Segalla and Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.
Sarah Coyne, chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District, is joining Debevoise & Plimpton as counsel in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group.
Fox Rothschild and Withers Bergman announce new additions.
Nixon Peabody and Thompson & Knight announce promotions, while five other firms announce new additions.
Sheppard Mullin, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Paul Hastings, Baker & McKenzie, and Anderson Kill announce promotions, among other news.
Seven firms announce new additions.
Pryor Cashman has elected litigation partner David Rose to a three-year term on its executive committee, Michael Spencer and Brian Kerr have opened Spencer Kerr, along with other announcements.
Goldberg Segalla announces several promotions, while Stroock, Reed Smith, Latham & Watkins, Cozen O'Connor and Debevoise have new additions.
Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart has appointed new officers, and Cullen and Dykman has added two banking attorneys.
Six firms announce promotions and three announce additions, along with news of the founding of Schaeffer Venaglia Handler & Fitzsimmons and a new president at LeGaL, The LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York.
Matthew Biben, former general counsel of consumer and community banking at JPMorgan Chase, has joined Debevoise & Plimpton; class action boutique Sanford Heisler is now named Sanford Heisler Kimpel to include partner Kate Kimpel; and more announcements.
James Garrity Jr., co-head of Morgan Lewis & Bockius' bankruptcy and restructuring practice, has been reappointed as a bankruptcy judge for the Southern District.
After 14 years as Westchester County Surrogate, Anthony Scarpino has left the bench to lead an estates and trusts practice at DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise and Wiederkehr in White Plains.
Arent Fox has named Andrew Silfen as managing partner of the 76-attorney New York office. He will continue to lead the bankruptcy and financial restructuring group and serve as an executive committee member.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has hired Richard Tarlowe, former head of the complex frauds and cybercrime unit of the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, as counsel in its litigation department, among other moves and promotions.
Fredric Green, the longtime chief of the sex crimes bureau at the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, has been appointed chief of the Special Prosecutions Division and a second deputy district attorney.
The Northern District of New York is taking applications until March 20 for a full-time magistrate judge to replace Randolph Treece, who has announced he is stepping down in September.
Former Supreme Court Justice Leon Lazer has stepped down as the long-time chairman of the committee responsible for producing and updating the Pattern Jury Instructions for civil cases in New York.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has promoted two to partner and three to counsel, and Dilworth Paxson has added Robert Frucht as of counsel.
Northern District of New York U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian has been appointed as vice chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys by Attorney General Eric Holder. John Walsh, U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado, has been selected as chairman.
Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.
DLA Piper has hired four New York partners from Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, including the chair of its employment and litigation practices, Eric Wallach.
Alicia Ouellette, who has been acting dean of Albany Law School for the past three months, officially became the school's dean on Thursday.
Ten firms announce promotions, while four more have added attorneys.
Barry Kamins, a former state Supreme Court justice whose meteoric rise into the upper tier of the court administration ended in the midst of a judicial ethics investigation, will join a criminal defense firm that will become Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, P.C.
After absorbing some partners from Bingham McCutchen, Morgan Lewis & Bockius has reshuffled its New York leadership while the former head of Bingham's Manhattan office has left the firm.
Mina Quinto Malik, special counsel at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, was announced as the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board's new executive director Thursday.
Promotions and new additions at Sidley Austin, White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Mishcon de Reya, O'Melveny & Myers, Alston & Bird and Reed Smith.
Alphonso David will become counsel to the governor beginning April 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced.
Western District Judge Richard Arcara, a nominee of former President Ronald Reagan who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 19, 1988, has taken senior status, creating a vacancy for a permanent judge.
James Carr, who has been head of Kelley Drye & Warren's 15-attorney bankruptcy and restructuring practice since 2005, has been elected firmwide chair.
Promotions and additions at Herrick, Feinstein; Haynes and Boone; Gibson Dunn; Paul Weiss; Shearman & Sterling; Quinn Emanuel; and Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro.
Former Nassau County Court Judge Tammy Robbins has joined Gerstman Schwartz & Malito to lead its divorce law practice and assist with the firm's criminal and civil litigation matters.
Three new supervising judges have been appointed in the state's Sixth Judicial District, court officials announced Wednesday.
Madeline Singas, chief assistant in the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, has been sworn in as the county's top prosecutor to finish the term of Kathleen Rice, who was elected to Congress. Singas said that she intends to run for a full term as district attorney in November.
Victoria Graffeo, a former state Court of Appeals judge, has joined Harris Beach in Albany as a partner, firm officials announced this morning.
Four firms have added new partners, while others have added additional attorneys.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion Tuesday, a charge he fought as he won re-election last fall but that leaves his congressional future in question.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has elected as a partner Andrew Smith in litigation. Norton Rose Fulbright has added Andrew Roth, a transactional and regulatory health lawyer, as a partner.
A former partner at two New York firms was accused by federal prosecutors in New Jersey of forming two litigation-support companies in order to defraud the firms out of more than $5 million.
The New York County Lawyers’ Association marked its 100th annual dinner Wednesday night at the Waldorf-Astoria and honored the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on its 225th anniversary.
After the University at Buffalo's law school dean announced plans to step down this month, the school named James Gardner, a specialist in election and constitutional law, as its interim dean.
A seven-attorney Manhattan real estate law firm has shut down, and four of its lawyers are joining 132-attorney firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus.
Robert Smith will join Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as a partner following his retirement as associate justice on the Court of Appeals on Dec. 31. The 60-attorney firm announced Thursday that he will be an active litigation partner as head of Friedman Kaplan's appellate practice.
Two Kirkland & Ellis partners have departed, moving to Willkie Farr and Bristol-Myers Squibb; Chadbourne & Parke has added a former U.S. ambassador to Uruguay; and other moves.
Among other announcements, Proskauer Rose has promoted five attorneys to partner and Epstein Becker Green has added Joshua Stein as a member in its employment, labor, and workforce management practice. He will co-chair the ADA and Public Accommodations Group.
Seven firms announce new additions, while promotions were announced at Latham & Watkins, McDermott Will & Emery, and Ropes & Gray.
Kelly Currie, a member of Crowell's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group with more than 10 years of prosecutorial experience, has been tapped as the top deputy in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District.
Retired Appellate Division, Second Department, Justice Ariel Belen has been chosen by Southern District Judge Analisa Torres to help the NYPD enact remedies to unconstitutional practices in New York City's stop-and-frisk litigation.
New York County Clerk Norman Goodman is leaving the post he has held since 1969, retiring on Dec. 31 at the age of 90.
Robert Velez, the former chief of the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, has been nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as commissioner of the state Office of Children and Family Services.
Mylan Denerstein, former counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Manhattan. She will focus on white-collar, legislative and investigation matters at the firm.
Manhattan attorney Claire Gutekunst is in line to become the 2016-17 president of the New York State Bar Association.
Eight firms announce new additions, while Nancy Hoppock has been named first deputy director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.
Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.
Derrick Cephas, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named to New York City's Board of Correction, one of three new appointees by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the nine-member board, which is empowered by the City Charter to set "minimal standards" for the city's jails.
In its latest prominent hire from a rival firm, Kirkland & Ellis has brought on corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas from Skadden Arps. Meanwhile, Simpson Thacher, which lost two top partners to Kirkland over the past year, lured back IPO specialist Joshua Bonnie.
The Legal Aid Society has named Justine Luongo as attorney-in-charge of its Criminal Practice, overseeing 1,100 staff members representing more than 230,000 indigent New Yorkers a year.
Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Melissa Jackson has been named administrative judge of New York City Criminal Court. Acting Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alexander Jeong will serve as deputy administrative judge.
Kramer Levin, White & Case, Borah Goldstein and Bracewell & Giuliani have each added attorneys, while White & Case has promoted four attorneys to partner.
Hodgson Russ has appointed Gary Schober, former firm president and CEO, as managing partner of its New York City office; Kirkland & Ellis and Goodwin Procter announce several promotions; and four other firms have added partners.
Abraham George, formerly a deputy bureau chief in the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office's Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau, has become general counsel at The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice, and other moves.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's office is fusing its Gang Bureau and Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau to form a Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau.
Denis J. McInerney, a former top official within the U.S. Justice Department, is returning to Davis Polk & Wardwell as a partner in its litigation and white-collar criminal defense and investigations practices.
Penelope Andrews, the president and dean of Albany Law School, has announced she will resign at the end of the school year, concluding three years in the role.
Stephen Juris, a partner of white-collar defense boutique Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello, has left to join Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in its commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense and securities enforcement practices.
District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has chosen longtime Brooklyn prosecutor Eric Gonzalez as his top lieutenant.
In Brooklyn, new district attorneys have traditionally been sworn in each February. This fall's class, sworn in last week, is the first to start under a new hiring schedule set by District Attorney Kenneth Thompson to begin each September, bringing the total number of ADAs to 466.
Deborah Archer, a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at New York Law School, and I. Bennett Capers, a professor at Brooklyn Law School, have been appointed to New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board, which investigates allegations of police misconduct.
Among other honors and awards, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has elected John Nonna, co-managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs' New York office, as co-chair of its board.
The New York City Law Department has hired 35 attorneys and 16 post-graduate fellows from the graduating class of 2014 to work in its various departments.
Makau Mutua will leave the deanship at SUNY Buffalo Law School on Dec. 17 after seven years, the school announced Monday. He will return to campus to teach full time after a yearlong sabbatical.
Brown Rudnick has added Alfred Fabricant and Lawrence Drucker as partners in its intellectual property litigation group, among other moves.
Five firms announce new additions; New Orleans-founded firm McGlinchey Stafford has opened an office in Midtown Manhattan; and Bryan R. Williams was elected chair of the board of trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Valerie Ford Jacob, the head of the capital markets group at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, is leaving with partners Michael Levitt and Paul Tropp to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York.
Four firms, including Thompson Hine and Edwards Wildman Palmer, have added new attorneys.
Four firms announce new additions, including Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, which has added the former general counsel and commercial director of Skanska Infrastructure Development North America as a partner in its energy and infrastructure group.
In another big move to boost its ranks in U.S. transactional work, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has picked up mergers and acquisitions partner Peter Lyons from Shearman & Sterling, where he worked for more than three decades.
Debo Adegbile, who argued two voting rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and was a senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
The Bronx District Attorney's Office has hired 54 assistant district attorneys, all graduates from the law school class of 2014.
A five-partner group of intellectual property litigators from Kenyon & Kenyon, including two former management committee members, has left to join Goodwin Procter.
Four firms have added partners and others have added counsel.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced Tuesday that it has brought on Mitchell Presser, a former partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz , as well as James Douglas, the former banking group leader at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, to serve as head of the Freshfields M&A and leveraged finance groups, respectively, in New York.
The Queens District Attorney's Office has announced the hiring of 21 new assistant district attorneys. Sworn in Tuesday, they have begun a training course that includes lectures, courtroom observation, mock hearings and visits to correctional facilities and alternative sentencing programs.
Longtime prosecutor Marc Fliedner has been tapped to lead the civil rights bureau within the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, which will also include a hate crimes unit.