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.
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.
Promotions, new arrivals, and a return in today's column.
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.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner said Thursday that it has hired David Pressman, a senior U.S. envoy to the United Nations who has close ties to actor George Clooney and his wife, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.
Southern District Magistrate Judge Frank Maas has retired from the bench and joined ADR provider JAMS.
Announcements from White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Morrison & Foerster and more.
James Kennedy Jr. has been designated by the U.S. Department of Justice as acting U.S. attorney for Western New York to succeed William Hochul Jr., the Buffalo-based prosecutor's office announced Monday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday appointed John Siegal to New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Hallie Levin is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr this week.
Two international arbitration partners in New York have joined K&L Gates from Cozen O'Connor, opting for a larger, global platform and allowing K&L to fill a gap in its international arbitration practice.
The former co-chair of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison's corporate department, Toby Myerson, is leaving the firm to form his own business advisory boutique at the start of next year.
Albany County Family Court Judge Margaret Walsh has been appointed co-chair of the state court system's Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.
Western District U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. will become general counsel of the corporation that owns the Boston Bruins hockey team when he retires, the entertainment and hospitality group Delaware North Companies announced Monday.
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.