Christine Simmons

CVR, Wachtell Face Off in Double-Barreled Malpractice Fight

Christine Simmons

After an appeals court last year revived a malpractice claim against Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, it's back to dual lawsuits in the firm's long-running litigation against Carl Icahn-controlled CVR Energy Inc.

Former Maersk GC Opens NY Law Firm With Five Others

Christine Simmons

The outgoing general counsel of an international shipping conglomerate is launching a six-attorney New York firm, enlisting the help of a New York University professor and four women seeking to re-enter the law or expand their legal practices after working part-time.

Skadden in DOJ's Sights Over Manafort Work: Report

Christine Simmons

The New York Times reported that the Department of Justice wants files related to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's work in Ukraine.

Kasowitz Benson Adjusts Management Team Amid Tumultuous Year

Christine Simmons

Kasowitz Benson Torres has restructured its management with new positions, appointing Cindy Caranella Kelly, who focuses on civil litigation, and Wallace Schwartz, head of the firm's real estate transactional group, as the firm's co-managing partners of administration who will share duties with foun

Prosecutors, Gibson Dunn Get Testy as Trial Nears for Shkreli's Lawyer

Christine Simmons

With a trial on felony charges just weeks away, federal prosecutors and lawyers for former law firm partner Evan Greebel are ratcheting up their rhetoric over some unusual issues, including the defense lawyers' own résumés.

Court Sanctions Lawyer Who Negotiated for Dead Client

Christine Simmons

A recent sanctions ruling in a wage-and-hour case reads like a tort litigation take on "Weekend at Bernie's."

Phillips Nizer Partners Jump to Michelman in New York

Christine Simmons

In a burst of New York lateral activity involving two midsize firms, Los Angeles-based Michelman & Robinson announced it had hired a group of Manhattan partners from Phillips Nizer, which separately announced its own new hires and a lease signing this week.

Firm's Engagement Letter Not Specific Enough to Beat Back Malpractice Suit

Christine Simmons

A Manhattan federal judge has refused to dismiss a $10 million legal malpractice suit against Seward & Kissel, finding that under the firm's broad terms in an engagement letter, its lawyers might have been expected to conduct due diligence on a party in a deal.

DA Seeks Prison Sentence for Former Dewey CFO

Christine Simmons

The Manhattan district attorney is recommending the maximum sentence for former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief financial officer Joel Sanders, urging a New York judge that a prison sentence is "absolutely warranted."

Ballard Spahr to Merge With Levine Sullivan, Growing Media Practice

Lizzy McLellan and Christine Simmons

In its second merger announcement in two weeks, Ballard Spahr has reached a deal to add 25 lawyers from media law boutique Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz.

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