Seven firms announce new additions and Debevoise has named four to partner.
Seven firms announce new additions and Debevoise has named four to partner.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has staffed up with five Big Law alumni, including a rainmaker at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram has been named acting surrogate in Brooklyn while Surrogate Diana Johnson is on leave for health-related reasons, court officials said.
Eight firms announce new additions, including Loeb & Loeb, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Walden Macht & Haran, and Winston & Strawn.
Steven Cherny, a well-regarded intellectual property litigator who has spent nearly the past decade at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in New York.
Two tax experts with high-profile government and private practice experience have joined New York boutique Kostelanetz & Fink and will launch the firm’s new Washington, D.C., office.
Fox Rothschild has hired entertainment lawyer Marc Simon from New York’s Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard. Simon once produced a documentary called "Unraveled" about Marc Dreier, the disgraced litigator currently serving a 20-year federal prison sentence for fraud.
The hire of Christopher Johnson and Zachary Mazin continues McKool Smith's expansion in New York, currently its largest office, and will bolster McKool Smith's financial litigation group, the firm said.
Word of the new U.S. operations head comes two years into a four-year term for his predecessor.
Partners Jeff Norton and Gareth Clark join the firm from Linklaters and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, respectively.
Charles O'Brien will succeed Jonathan Gradess as executive director of the New York State Defenders Association when Gradess retires in August after running the Albany-based organization for 39 years.
Therese Doherty, head of the securities, futures and derivatives litigation practice at Herrick, Feinstein in New York, is headed to Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo. The move to Mintz Levin, where Doherty will re-join a former senior Herrick colleague, comes a month after the firm ended merger talks with Crowell & Moring.
The Miami firm Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto has hired international arbitor and complex litigation expert Read McCaffrey to head its international litigation group and plans to open a New York office in June.
Hunton & Williams, White & Case, Pepper Hamilton and Gibbons have each added an attorney.
James Woolery, a former investment banker, hedge fund executive and M&A partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore who for a brief time worked at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has joined King & Spalding in New York. While it's the fourth job for Woolery in six years, the Kentucky native claims he's finally found a long-term home.
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution welcomes Anna Hershenberg as its Vice President, Programs and Public Policy, and other news from Cuddy & Feder, Wachtel Missry, McDermott Will & Emery, Rivkin Radler, Eckert Seamans and Winston & Strawn.
F. Robert Brusco, who was a partner in the real estate practice group at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, is making a lateral move to Hunton & Williams.
Familiar with crises involving President Donald Trump, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White is being tapped by Debevoise & Plimpton to be the first person to ring when a Tweet or viral video causes corporate chaos.
McDermott Will & Emery has hired corporate partners Ivan Presant and Jeffrey Meyers in New York from Greenberg Traurig and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, respectively. Meyers chaired Stroock’s energy and project finance practice after joining the firm in 2009 from Dewey & LeBoeuf, a firm that Presant fled in early 2012.
London-based legal giant Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired three restructuring partners in New York from newly-merged Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. The Magic Circle firm began ramping up its operations in Manhattan two years ago.
"From the moment Neil left, we were missing him and hoping he would return," said Kirkland's Eugene Assaf.
Kwaku Andoh has joined Cohen & Gresser as a partner from JPMorgan Chase; Michael O'Brien has moved to Vedder Price from Sidley Austin; Her Justice has named Hamra Ahmad as its new director of legal services; and more moves and announcements.
Lawyers from the former New Jersey office of defunct Milwaukee-based firm Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan have found a new home at a New York firm, after a year of running their own shop.
Garrett Ordower is joining Lake Whillans in New York, where he'll help vet cases for potential investment.
New York litigation boutique Levine Lee has hired Tracy Lee Dayton, a former federal prosecutor in Connecticut and Brooklyn, as the firm's sixth partner.
Adam Zurofsky, a former partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, has been named deputy secretary for energy and financial services. Gov. Cuomo also said he hired Adam Silverman as assistant counsel to the governor for public safety and Tanisha Edwards as assistant counsel to the governor for taxation and finance.
Kramer Levin and Foley & Lardner have named new practice chairs, while Tully Rinckey has named John C. Doherty as managing partner of the firm's new midtown Manhattan office, among other news of promotions and new hires.
Jacquelyn Kasulis, the lead prosecutor of Martin Shkreli, has a history of prosecuting white-collar crime.
In its latest hire of a former federal prosecutor in the Obama administration, Debevoise & Plimpton has hired Winston Paes as counsel for its white-collar defense and regulatory group in New York. Paes leaves the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn on the eve of its high-profile securities fraud trial of ex-Katten Muchin partner Evan Greebel.
After making cutbacks to its equity partnership last year, Shearman & Sterling has recruited two corporate equity partners to its ranks in the Big Apple. One new addition is returning to the firm after a nearly two-year stint at Bridgewater Associates LP, the world’s largest hedge fund.
Debevoise & Plimpton, White and Williams, Day Pitney and Katten Muchin Rosenman announce additions.
John Falk, justice of Brighton Town Court, has replaced Perinton Town Court Justice Thomas Klonick as a member of the state panel that monitors the conduct of judges in New York state.
When Judge Fern Fisher retires in June, two judges will each assume one of the dual administrative roles she has held in New York courts, court officials announced Thursday.
Six firms announce new additions, including sports and entertainment lawyer Anthony Mulrain joining Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo and Michael Grudberg joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin to launch the firm's white collar practice.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that several attorneys were among more than two dozen newly appointed staff members to his administration.
Troutman Sanders has announced that Stuart Caplan and Andrew Schifrin have joined as partners and Winston & Strawn welcomes Robert Heller to the firm's tax practice, among other announcements.
A pair of investment funds partners are on the move in New York. McDermott Will & Emery has hired Fried Frank partner Ian Schwartz to head its investment funds group, while Reed Smith added King & Wood Mallesons partner Parik Dasgupta, an international investment funds pro who re-joins dozens of former colleagues at the firm.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is adding boots to the ground in his multifront battle with the Trump administration.
Jaspan Schlesinger has promoted Michael Girace and Natasha Shishov as partners while Arthur Felsenfeld has joined the firm as of counsel, Michelle Jewett joins Stroock & Stroock & Lavan as a partner, and Felicia Gross has joined the New York State Attorney General's Office in the Litigation Bureau.
Linda Goldstein, the former head of the advertising, marketing and new media practice at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, has left the firm's New York office for Baker & Hostetler. She brings with her Manatt partner Holly Melton.
White and Williams, Phillips Nizer, Romer Debbas, and Cooley have all added new partners.
Gregg Sayre was named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday as new head of the state Public Service Commission, New York state government's utility-regulating agency.
Morrison & Foerster has hired David Newman, a former associate counsel on the National Security Council, as of counsel for its national security, global risk, and crisis management practice in New York. Newman is the latest former member of the Obama administration to join MoFo this year.
Two of the new hires come from Baker & Hostetler, where they specialized in IP.
C. Allen Parker, a Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner in New York who has long represented big banks on corporate matters, was named Monday the next top lawyer for Wells Fargo & Co.
Christopher Sullivan, a former co-chair of the litigation group and executive committee member at Herrick, Feinstein, has joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo as a partner in its national litigation practice in New York. His move comes amid merger talks between Herrick and Crowell & Moring.
Richard Nugent, a longtime tax partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has left to join Jones Day in New York as a partner.
K&L Gates has elected Dennis Kiely as a partner, Robert Finkel has joined Moritt Hock & Hamroff as partner and co-chair of the tax practice group, and other announcements.
In its second New York partner hire from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since January, Goodwin has lured Gabrielle Gould to its financial industry practice group, along with Samuel Rubin, who will join as counsel.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges has beefed up its private equity team in New York after a number of departures in recent years with the hire of partner Brian Gingold.
Two Venable partners, including a former lead Republican negotiator on the post-crisis Dodd-Frank financial reforms who has called the Obama-era regulations "heavy-handed," have joined President Donald Trump's administration. Andrew Olmem, who worked on the Dodd-Frank reforms, will serve at the White House National Economic Council, and Daris Meeks was named director of domestic policy for Vice President Mike Pence.
Six firm announce new additions, while two others announce promotions.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced that Michael J. Osnato, Jr., former chief of the complex financial instruments unit of the SEC's enforcement division, will join the firm as a partner, among other announcements.
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, one of the nation's top plaintiffs firms, made a rare lateral hire this week by bringing on New Jersey's former top securities enforcer, Laura Posner, as a partner in New York. But Cohen Milstein also lost partners Linda Singer and Mimi Liu to rival plaintiffs firm Motley Rice.
Wilk Auslander, Dilworth Paxson, FisherBroyles, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Arent Fox all announce new additions, while Morrison Cohen, Peckar & Abramson and Hodgson Russ announce promotions.
Boies Schiller Flexner has welcomed Ambassador Lee Wolosky back to the firm after an 18-month stint as the White House's special envoy for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.
Lawrence Hill, a former chair of the tax controversy and litigation group at Dewey & LeBoeuf who joined Shearman & Sterling in May 2012 to co-lead that firm's financial services group, is headed to Winston & Strawn in New York. The hire is the latest high-profile addition by the Chicago-based Am Law 100 firm.
Judge Catherine DiDomenico has been reappointed to the Family Court bench in New York City, while Judge Alison Hamanjian has been named an interim Civil Court Judge, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio's office.
Eugene Ingoglia, who has practiced at white-collar defense boutique Morvillo LLP for the past two years since leaving the Southern District U.S. Attorney's office, is joining Allen & Overy as a partner Monday.
Among this week's announcements, David Sussman has joined Jenner & Block's content, media and entertainment practice as special counsel. Before joining the firm, he served as the chief legal officer at NBCUniversal's content distribution group, general counsel and executive vice president at MTV Networks and general counsel and chief operating officer of the New York Yankees
Paul Scrivano, who a year ago took over as global head of M&A and private equity at O'Melveny & Myers, has left the firm for Ropes & Gray. O'Melveny & Myers has announced that partner Jay Herron will replacement him as leader of its transactional group.
In another sign of surging competition for corporate tech partners in New York, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has brought on David Haber. Mick Bain, co-chair of Wilmer's corporate practice, said he has seen more competition among firms in this area due to increasing activity in startups and venture investing.
Among the firms announcing promotions and new hires are Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Morrison & Foerster, Roberts & Holland, Lowenstein Sandler, Proskauer Rose and Blank Rome.
Marking another prominent U.S. exit from a Magic Circle firm, Marshall Fishman, a leader of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's securities and commercial litigation practice in the U.S., has joined Goodwin Procter.
Chief New York state utility regulator Audrey Zibelman will step down to become the chief executive officer of the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Amy Lester will be the first female partner at litigation boutique Petrillo Klein & Boxer.
The retirement of trailblazing Magistrate Judge Marilyn Go has the Eastern District continuing to look for candidates to fill her seat on the bench.
Acting state Supreme Court Justice Ellen Biben has been chosen by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to replace former administrative judge Michael Obus, who had overseen the courts that handle Manhattan felonies for eight years.
Kelley, who served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2003 to 2005, was a member of the executive committee at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
Mark Weprin, the governor's deputy secretary for legislative affairs, joined Greenberg in a law and lobbying role this week.
Judith Enck, the Environmental Protection Administration's regional director, will become a visiting scholar at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
Blank Rome, Cornell Grace, Akerman and Anderson Kill have added attorneys; Orrick, Fitzpatrick Cella and Pryor Cashman have announced promotions.
Pamela McDevitt, director of the law practice and technology group at the American Bar Association, has been named the new executive director of the New York State Bar Association.
Fourteen firms announce promotions, and Greenspoon Marder and Smith, Gambrell & Russell have added attorneys.
John Carlin, who stepped down last year as the top official for national security at the U.S. Department of Justice, is joining private practice for the first time to start a practice group at Morrison & Foerster.
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Latham & Watkins' Supreme Court and appellate practice will welcome back Roman Martinez, who spent the last three years as an assistant to the solicitor general at the U.S. Justice Department.
Among the firms announcing promotions are Norton Rose Fulbright, Akin Gump, Lowenstein Sandler, and Blank Rome, while Duane Morris, Paul Hastings, Pillsbury, Hughes Hubbard and Debevoise & Plimpton have added new attorneys.
Eight firms announce promotions, and three firms have new additions.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner has promoted six associates; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, two; and Jones Day, one. Also, three firms announce new additions.
After a shaky year for its legal department, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has named David Levine its new chief legal officer, effective Jan. 23. The company, one of the world's largest hedge funds, also named a new chief financial officer, effective immediately.
Cooley, Cadwalader, Gibson Dunn and Sidley Austin are among the firms announcing promotions, while Arent Fox, Farrell Fritz and Mayer Brown join the firms announcing new additions.
Queens Supreme Court Justice Martin Ritholtz will retire at the end of this month and join 20-attorney litigation and corporate firm Shiboleth as special counsel in January.
Former Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey will come out of retirement to become Syracuse's new corporation counsel beginning Jan. 1.
Family Court Judge Ellen Greenberg, who is also an acting state Supreme Court justice, has been named supervising judge of Nassau's Family Court, county Administrative Judge Thomas Adams announced Friday.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy on Thursday became the latest law firm to snag a departing federal prosecutor in New York, hiring Katherine Goldstein, who’s stepping down next month as head of the securities fraud unit in the Southern District U.S. attorney’s office.
Jeanette Ruiz, the administrative judge of the New York City Family Court has picked Judge Ruben Martino to supervise the Bronx Family Court.
Plaintiffs firm Seeger Weiss has added yet another former corporate lawyer to its partner ranks.
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, one of the largest law firms on Long Island, has added six corporate and transactional attorneys, including four partners, in its largest acquisition to date.
Joseph Alexis, a 25-year veteran of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office and the head of its red zone trial bureau, has been promoted to chief of the office's trial bureau, according to an internal memo released Monday.
Adam Kaiser and John Aerni, two Winston & Strawn litigation partners in New York, moved to Alston & Bird on Thursday, and most of their business from two large insurer clients, CNO Financial Group and AIG, is coming with them, they said.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Shearman & Sterling; and White & Case announce promotions, while three other firms announce new hires.
ReNika Moore has been appointed new chief of the Labor Bureau in the state Attorney General's Office, AG Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday.
Ten firms announce promotions, while Herbert Smith Freehills, Troutman Sanders and King & Spalding have new additions.
The New York Times Co. announced Monday that Diane Brayton will succeed Kenneth Richieri as the company's top lawyer on Jan. 1, 2017. Richieri, who has held the general counsel role since 2006, will retire on Dec. 31, 2016.
Approximately 84 applicants for the bar will be interviewed on Tuesday, Nov. 15 by the Character and Fitness Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department.
The New York State Bar Association has started a national search for a new executive director as David Watson, who has led the bar since June 2014, prepares to leave at the end of the year for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Education.
BuckleySandler has named to partner Heather Russell to spearhead its financial institutions regulation, supervision & technology (FIRST) practice, along with other promotions & new hires.