Announcements

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Thomas Lansen, a highly regarded real estate finance lawyer who assists clients in closing loans that are sold on the secondary market, has joined McGuireWoods’ global real estate practice as a partner in New York.     Institutional lenders seek out Lansen to close real estate loans that are pooled and sold as commercial mortgage-backed...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Elliot Katz, a leading authority on legal and policy issues pertaining to connected and automated vehicles, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in San Francisco, continuing an expansion of the firm’s market-leading capabilities for businesses in the automotive sector.    Katz will lead the firm’s Connected and Automated Vehicle...
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Alexandra Ableitner has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pinnacle Health Auxiliary as a board member and parliamentarian. She was recommended by Chris Markley, General Counsel for Pinnacle and appointed to the indefinite term by the Auxiliary President Amy Huck.    Alex’s practice...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Akin Gump announced that Courtney S. York has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate practice in Dallas. Ms. York, previously a partner at Baker Botts, is a seasoned M&A practitioner with a strong industry focus in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) industries.   “Courtney is a truly talented transactional lawyer. Given...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced that Cheryl Davis, former Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the U.S. National Security Council and Principal Director of Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has joined the firm’s cross-segment cybersecurity team as a Managing Director in its Technology segment.   Ms. Davis,...
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    McGuireWoods has appointed Hamid Namazie, a highly regarded banking and finance lawyer, as office managing partner in charge of the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.   Namazie assumed his duties on Dec. 4, succeeding nationally prominent litigator Gregory Evans. Evans founded McGuireWoods’ downtown Los Angeles office when his...
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Emily P. Gordy, who managed enforcement operations at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and served as chief regulatory counsel for the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, has joined McGuireWoods’ commercial litigation practice as a partner in Washington, D.C.   Gordy counsels broker-dealer and investment adviser clients,...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Clifford Chance announced that partners Joshua Berman and Glen Donath and counsel Joshua Fitzhugh have joined its Americas Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. They will be resident in the Firm's Washington, DC office. Berman joins Clifford Chance from the United States Department of Commerce, where he served as Deputy General Counsel and...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) is pleased to announce it was awarded a $15,000, two-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. These funds will support the Partnership’s mission to strengthen and empower nonprofits and communities by providing free legal services to nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Haven area....
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    McGuireWoods has selected 21 lawyers for partnership effective Jan. 1, 2018 — its largest-ever class of new partners. The 2018 class spans nine of the firm’s U.S. offices and McGuireWoods London, and includes lawyers in 13 litigation and corporate practice areas. “This class of new partners reflects the tremendous depth of...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) announced that C. Paul Wazzan, Ph.D. has joined the firm’s Dispute Advisory Services practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment as a Senior Managing Director.   Dr. Wazzan, who will be based in FTI Consulting’s Century City office in Los Angeles, will focus on providing financial,...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC welcomes Stephen C. Sobotta as its new Director of Information Technology.  Steve will provide leadership for the continued development of an innovative, agile, and secure information technology environment throughout the firm. Steve brings executive-level management experience and strong skills in strategic leadership...
  • Monday, December 4, 2017
    McGuireWoods’ Board of Partners has elected Jonathan P. Harmon to succeed Richard Cullen as McGuireWoods’ chairman. In addition, the board appointed J. Tracy Walker IV to follow Thomas E. Cabaniss as the firm’s managing partner. Harmon and Walker assumed their new duties today, the culmination of a long-...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced the appointment of Peter Glanville as a Senior Managing Director and Graham Davies as a Managing Director in the Company’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in Hong Kong, enhancing its risk, investigations and disputes offerings in Asia.   “Peter and Graham add unparalleled strength...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC member Donna L. Kreiser recently received the 6th Annual Leading Woman Award from Ladies First, the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Public Finance Forum, during its Annual Meeting held November 2nd in Philadelphia, Pa. The Leading Woman Award was presented to her for lifetime achievement in public finance and for promoting the...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Fish & Richardson today announced that Brian M. Gaff has joined the firm’s Boston office as a principal in its Litigation Group, where he will continue to focus his practice on complex patent litigation. Previously, Mr. Gaff was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.    Over the past 18 years, Mr. Gaff has handled a broad range of high...
  • Monday, December 4, 2017
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in Technology and IT Services, announced that it plans to expand its headquarters location in Ramsey, New Jersey. The expansion of the company’s corporate campus is helped in part by Grow NJ tax credits of up to $29 million approved by the New Jersey Economic Development...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Fish & Richardson announced that Kristine McKinney, the firm’s Chief Professional Development Officer, has received the 2018 Diversity Leader Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal. The award recognizes the individuals and companies that “view challenges and opportunities through the lens of diversity and inclusion, as a means to achieving...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Debbie Kramer Gregg to the Firm. Ms. Gregg joins the Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Department after serving as General Counsel for multi-state real estate developers for 25 years, which gives her a unique understanding of the business as well as legal issues inherent in real estate...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Member attorney Jennifer E. Will has been named co-chair of the Labor & Employment practice group at McNees Wallace & Nurick, the firm announced on Nov. 1. Will succeeds Brian Jackson as co-chair of the Labor & Employment Group, joining attorney Eric Athey in the role. “Jennifer has exceptional experience and is focused on providing top...
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    QDiscovery, a leader in eDiscovery and digital forensic solutions and services, announced that the company’s QMobile Insight solution has been awarded Relativity’s 2017 Innovation Award in the category of Best Innovation: Community Choice. QMobile Insight offers a new approach to easily integrate mobile data into Relativity, allowing...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the appointment of new global leadership for the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting and Strategic Communications segments, effective January 1, 2018. Paul Ficca, who previously served as Global Leader of the Construction Solutions practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, has been named...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce that Steven M. Gellerstein, Lucas F. Hammonds and Vincent R. Lodato were named Of Counsel to the Firm. Steven M. Gellerstein practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business law. His commercial real estate practice covers the acquisition, sale and financing of real property. He has extensive...
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions named Scott Fuller of Applied Materials and Tariq Abdullah of Walmart as the honorees of its first ever Legal Innovator Awards. The awards, which recognize forward-thinking individuals within corporate legal and claims departments who have transformed and enhanced their organizations’ legal operations, were...
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced that it has hired Ellen R.Z. Rosen as general counsel. Rosen succeeds Susan C. Mattisinko, who held the position since 2012 and is now the executive director of a private family foundation.   Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland stated: “We...

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