Career Announcements

Former White House counsel W. Neil Eggleston. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

Obama White House Counsel Neil Eggleston Returns to Kirkland

By Katelyn Polantz |

"From the moment Neil left, we were missing him and hoping he would return," said Kirkland's Eugene Assaf.

On the Move

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.

Left to right: Mary Pat Gallagher, Ola Nunez, Steven Gerber and David Ganz.

Ex-Gonzalez Saggio Lawyers in NJ Join NY's Schoeman Updike

By Lizzy McLellan |

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.

Wachtell Lawyer Jumps to Litigation Funder

By Ben Hancock |

Garrett Ordower is joining Lake Whillans in New York, where he'll help vet cases for potential investment.

Tracy Lee Dayton

Levine Lee Snags Former EDNY, Conn. Prosecutor

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Lawyers Take on New Posts in Cuomo Administration

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

On the Move

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.

New Chief Picked for Eastern District's Business, Securities Fraud Section

By Jason Grant |

Jacquelyn Kasulis, the lead prosecutor of Martin Shkreli, has a history of prosecuting white-collar crime.

Debevoise & Plimpton

Debevoise Adds Ex-EDNY Securities Fraud Chief

By Brian Baxter |

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.

Shearman & Sterling capital markets partner Lona Nallengara. HANDOUT.

Shearman Snags Two Equity Partner Hires in New York

By Meghan Tribe |

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.

On the Move

Debevoise & Plimpton, White and Williams, Day Pitney and Katten Muchin Rosenman announce additions.

John Falk

Another Monroe County Town Justice Fills Commission Slot

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

Justice Edwina Mendelson and Justice George Silver.

2 Judges to Split Duties Currently Held by Fisher

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

On the Move

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. Cuomo

Attorneys Gain Key Roles in Cuomo Administration

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that several attorneys were among more than two dozen newly appointed staff members to his administration.

On the Move

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.

McDermott, Reed Smith Recruit Fund Formation Partners

By Meghan Tribe |

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 AG Adding Firepower in Bid to Confront Trump

By Andrew Denney |

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is adding boots to the ground in his multifront battle with the Trump administration.

On the Move

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.

BakerHostetler.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Manatt Practice Leader

By Meghan Tribe |

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.

On the Move

White and Williams, Phillips Nizer, Romer Debbas, and Cooley have all added new partners.

Gregg Sayre

Cuomo Elevates Member of Utility Board to Chairman

By Joel Stashenko |

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's Washington, D.C. offices. July 23, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

MoFo Nabs Ex-Obama National Security Adviser

By Meghan Tribe |

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.

David Einhorn.

Scarinci Hollenbeck Hires 3 Attorneys in NY for Its Growing Technology and IP Practice

By Scott Flaherty |

Two of the new hires come from Baker & Hostetler, where they specialized in IP.

C. Allen Parker, Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner

Cravath Partner Allen Parker Is Named Wells Fargo GC

By C. Ryan Barber |

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.

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Mintz Levin Hires Longtime Herrick Partner

By Brian Baxter |

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.

Jones Day Picks Up Cadwalader Tax Partner

By Christine Simmons |

Richard Nugent, a longtime tax partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has left to join Jones Day in New York as a partner.

On the Move

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.

Goodwin Hires 2 More NY Litigators From Freshfields

By James Booth |

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 Snags Gibson Dunn Private Equity Pro

By Nell Gluckman |

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.

Andrew Olmem.

Two Venable Partners, Including Outspoken Dodd-Frank Critic, Join Trump Team

By C. Ryan Barber |

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.

On the Move

Six firm announce new additions, while two others announce promotions.

On the Move

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.

Laura Posner, left, and Linda Singer

At Cohen Millstein, a Reshuffling of the Partnership Ranks

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

On the Move

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.

Lee Wolosky of Boies Schiller Flexner

With Gitmo Back in Play, Obama Envoy Returns to Boies Schiller

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Winston & Strawn's Washington, D.C. offices on K Street.

Shearman Partner, Ex-Dewey Colleagues Reunite at Winston

By Meghan Tribe |

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.

Acting Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Catherine DiDomenico.

Mayor Appoints Judges to Family, Civil Court

By Rebecca Baker |

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

'London Whale' Prosecutor Leaves Boutique for Magic Circle Firm

By Christine Simmons |

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.

On the Move

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

Ropes & Gray's Washington, D.C. offices. August 29, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Ropes & Gray Raids O'Melveny & Myers for New M&A Head

By Brian Baxter |

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.

David Haber

Wilmer Adds Tech Partner From Lowenstein Sandler

By Christine Simmons |

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.

On the Move

Among the firms announcing promotions and new hires are Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Morrison & Foerster, Roberts & Holland, Lowenstein Sandler, Proskauer Rose and Blank Rome.

Marshall Fishman

Goodwin Procter Snags Freshfields Litigation Leader in NY

By Christine Simmons |

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.

Audrey Zibelman

Chief State Energy Regulator Named CEO of Australian Grid Operator

By Joel Stashenko |

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

SDNY General Crimes Co-Chief Joins Boutique

By Christine Simmons |

Amy Lester will be the first female partner at litigation boutique Petrillo Klein & Boxer.

Judge Go

New Magistrate Judge Sought in the Eastern District

By Mark Hamblett |

The retirement of trailblazing Magistrate Judge Marilyn Go has the Eastern District continuing to look for candidates to fill her seat on the bench.

Justice Biben

Biben Named Administrator of Manhattan Criminal Term

By Rebecca Baker |

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.

David Kelley of Dechert

Dechert Lures Ex-Prosecutor David Kelley From Cahill

By Scott Flaherty |

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

Albany Deal Maker Leaves Cuomo's Office for Greenberg Traurig

By Christine Simmons |

Mark Weprin, the governor's deputy secretary for legislative affairs, joined Greenberg in a law and lobbying role this week.

Richard Ottinger Hall at Pace Law School.

Regional EPA Director Headed to Pace Law

Judith Enck, the Environmental Protection Administration's regional director, will become a visiting scholar at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

On the Move

Blank Rome, Cornell Grace, Akerman and Anderson Kill have added attorneys; Orrick, Fitzpatrick Cella and Pryor Cashman have announced promotions.

Pamela McDevitt

State Bar Taps ABA's Staff for New Executive Director

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

On the Move

Fourteen firms announce promotions, and Greenspoon Marder and Smith, Gambrell & Russell have added attorneys.

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division, during the American Bar Association’s 24th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference in Washington. The topic: “Executive Branch Updates on Developments in National Security Law.” November 6, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Ex-DOJ National Security Leader Starts New Practice

By Meghan Tribe |

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.

On the Move

Promotions, new arrivals, and a return in today's column.

Roman Martinez of Latham & Watkins

Assistant Solicitor General Rejoins Latham & Watkins

By Marcia Coyle |

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.

On the Move

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.

On the Move

Eight firms announce promotions, and three firms have new additions.

On the Move

Boies, Schiller & Flexner has promoted six associates; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, two; and Jones Day, one. Also, three firms announce new additions.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington, D.C.

Post-Probe, Och-Ziff Hires New GC From Deutsche Bank

By Sue Reisinger |

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.

On the Move

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.

Justice Ritholtz

Retiring Queens Justice to Join Shiboleth

By Christine Simmons |

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.

Joseph Fahey

Former Judge to Serve as Syracuse's Lawyer

By Joel Stashenko |

Former Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey will come out of retirement to become Syracuse's new corporation counsel beginning Jan. 1.

Judge Greenberg

Nassau Family Court Judge Elevated to Supervisory Role

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.

Katherine Goldstein

SDNY Securities Fraud Chief Heads to Milbank

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Judge Martino

Bronx Family Court to Get New Supervising Judge

Jeanette Ruiz, the administrative judge of the New York City Family Court has picked Judge Ruben Martino to supervise the Bronx Family Court.

Jennifer Scullion

Seeger Weiss Looks to Big Law for Newest Partner

Plaintiffs firm Seeger Weiss has added yet another former corporate lawyer to its partner ranks.

Steven Kuperschmid and Peter Marullo

Ruskin Acquires 4 Partners, 2 Attorneys From Small Firm

By Christine Simmons |

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

Veteran Brooklyn Prosecutor Named Chief of Trial Bureau

By Andrew Denney |

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.

John Aerni, left, and Adam Kaiser

Alston & Bird Picks Up Two Winston & Strawn Partners

By Christine Simmons |

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.

On the Move

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Shearman & Sterling; and White & Case announce promotions, while three other firms announce new hires.

ReNika-Moore

Schneiderman Promotes Moore as AG Labor Chief

By Joel Stashenko |

ReNika Moore has been appointed new chief of the Labor Bureau in the state Attorney General's Office, AG Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday.

On the Move

Ten firms announce promotions, while Herbert Smith Freehills, Troutman Sanders and King & Spalding have new additions.

Diane Brayton, New York Times general counsel

New York Times Appoints a New General Counsel

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

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.

The Appellate Division, First Department, at 27 Madison Ave.

Character and Fitness Panel to Interview Applicants

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.

David Watson, executive director of the New York State Bar Association

State Bar Director to Lead Michigan CLE Institute

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

On the Move

BuckleySandler has named to partner Heather Russell to spearhead its financial institutions regulation, supervision & technology (FIRST) practice, along with other promotions & new hires.

David Pressman

Boies Schiller Hires American UN Diplomat David Pressman

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Judge Maas

SDNY Magistrate Judge Steps Down to Join JAMS

By Christine Simmons |

Southern District Magistrate Judge Frank Maas has retired from the bench and joined ADR provider JAMS.

On the Move

Announcements from White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Morrison & Foerster and more.

United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York, Buffalo, NY

Top Assistant Named Acting Western District US Attorney

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

John Siegal

Mayor Appoints Baker & Hostetler Partner to Police Review Board

By Christine Simmons |

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday appointed John Siegal to New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Friedman Kaplan Litigator Jumps to Wilmer

By Christine Simmons |

Hallie Levin is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr this week.

K&L Grabs International Arbitration Partners From Cozen O'Connor

By Lizzy McLellan |

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.

Outgoing Paul Weiss partner Toby Myerson

Leading M&A Partner Leaves Paul Weiss to Launch Business Advisory Firm

By Nell Gluckman |

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.

Judge Walsh

Albany Judge Named Co-chair of Ethics Panel

Albany County Family Court Judge Margaret Walsh has been appointed co-chair of the state court system's Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.

William Hochul, Jr.

Hochul to Be GC of Sports Entertainment Company

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

On the Move

Kramer Levin, Covington & Burling and White & Case announce promotions, while other firms and the Bronx District Attorney's Office announce new additions.

SDNY Criminal Division Chief Departs for Mayer Brown

By Christine Simmons |

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.

New York Skyline

Sheppard Mullin Snags Sichenzia Ross Founding Partner

By Brian Baxter |

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.

On the Move

Four firms have promoted several attorneys to partner, while seven firms have added new attorneys.

City Hall

NYC Law Department Hires 61 Recent Graduates

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.

United States Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr.

U.S. Attorney for Western District to Retire This Month

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

Peter Solmssen, AIG general counsel

AIG Fills GC Spot With Former Siemens Lawyer

By Stephanie Forshee |

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

Proskauer Partner Leaves Firm for Federal Bench

By Mark Hamblett |

Katharine Parker, a partner in Proskauer Rose's labor and employment department, was appointed to a Southern District magistrate judgeship.

Robert Ray

Ex-Whitewater Prosecutor Jumps to Thompson & Knight

By Christine Simmons |

Robert Ray, who succeeded Kenneth Starr on the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigations, joins the firm from Fox Rothschild.

Joshua Farrell

Mayor Taps State Attorney for Albany City Court Seat

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown

Cantoni Set to Become Counsel to Queens DA Brown

By Andrew Denney |

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.