Announcements

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    The Voice of the Defense Bar has awarded $10,000 scholarships to Jeffery Edward Carr at Cleveland Marshall School of Law and Subeida Peralta at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as part of its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program. The scholarships are open to rising (2016–17) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian...
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recognized 12 law department and law department/law firm collaborations, including companies based in Israel and Germany, as 2018 ACC Value Champions. Their strategic approaches increased client satisfaction, enhanced the value of legal service spending, reduced turnaround times and costs, and improved...
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has announced David Mattera as its new Senior Director of Litigation Services, based in New York City. David brings 22 years of experience and sales expertise to TCDI and will be focused on the company’s expansion into new markets and supporting its growing customer base in...
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    The New York City Bar Association will present its 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards at its Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner on June 27th to Sheila Kearney Davidson, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company; John Mbiti, Director & Counsel, Credit...
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Donald J. Schneider joins AlixPartners as its Chief People Officer, a new position at the firm. In this role, Don will lead AlixPartners’ global people functions, including recruitment, compensation, and talent management and development. He will be based in the New York office, serve on the firm’s Management Committee, and will report to...
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
    Alexander Horn has joined McGuireWoods’ private equity industry team as a partner in Raleigh as the firm’s corporate practice continues growing in North Carolina’s vibrant Research Triangle region and enhances its highly ranked deal capabilities nationwide. Horn advises publicly traded business development companies (BDCs),...
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Jones Day continues to expand its Global Disputes Practice in Europe with the arrival of litigation and arbitration lawyer Elie Kleiman to the Firm's Paris Office. Mr. Kleiman, who has worked extensively during recent years on international arbitration matters, joins Jones Day as a partner in the Global Disputes Practice. Recognized as...
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   If terms like blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, utility tokens, transaction blocks, consensus, smart contracts, hashing, mining, and forks mean nothing to you, beware! These terms are the building blocks of a technological revolution in the making. And the revolution is taking place closer to lawyers than it seems....
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) announced the promotion of Christine Michelle Duffy to New Jersey Program Director. Christine has been with the Partnership for 11 years as Senior Staff Attorney in the New Jersey office. In this new capacity, Christine will continue to provide direct legal services to nonprofits, recruit and support the work of...
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Amy Morrissey Turk has rejoined McGuireWoods as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department after 11 years at Dollar Tree Inc., a Fortune 150 discount variety retailer.   Turk returns to the firm’s Norfolk office, where she practiced before joining Dollar Tree’s legal department in 2007. As assistant...
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Akin Gump announced that Brendan M. Dunn, formerly policy advisor and counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), will join Akin Gump as a partner in its public law and policy practice. Mr. Dunn, who served as chief advisor to Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate GOP leadership on tax, trade, financial services and pension matters before...
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    The New York City Bar Association has announced the results of its annual election to fill its leadership positions:   Roger Juan Maldonado has been elected the 68th President of the City Bar. He is a partner at the law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, and was most recently Chair of the City Bar’s Task Force on Puerto Rico. He has...
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Lisa Carnoy joins AlixPartners as its Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she will serve on the firm’s Management Committee. A seasoned financial executive, Lisa joins AlixPartners after 23 years of leadership experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently as the Division Executive for the Northeast at U.S. Trust, the private bank...
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    McGuireWoods’ strategic expansion of its highly ranked private equity industry team continues with Greg Hawver bringing his deep experience in domestic and cross-border M&A deals to the firm’s Chicago office. Hawver represents public and private clients in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions,...
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Akin Gump announced that Christopher S. Spicer has been named head of its entertainment and media practice. Mr. Spicer is resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office and succeeds partner P. John Burke in the role as head of the practice. With a practice focused on media and entertainment finance, Mr. Spicer represents financial...
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Jones Day announced that Michael Lishman will join its new Melbourne Office on August 1, 2018 as a partner in the Firm's M&A Practice. Mr. Lishman joins the Firm from Gresham Partners Limited, a leading Australian investment bank, where he was a Managing Director in its Perth office. Mr. Lishman has acted on many of Western Australia...
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Jones Day announces that Dean Bachus has joined the Firm's Chicago Office as a partner in its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. Mr. Bachus focuses his practice on executive compensation and benefits matters, including tax planning and structuring compensation and benefit arrangements in domestic and international...
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
        CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   For years, courts have provided guidance on the definitions of sexual harassment and sexually hostile work environment, and on the defenses available to employers. We will provide an overview of what constitutes sexual harassment according to legislation, EEOC guidelines and case law.   In the current surge...
  • Friday, April 6, 2018
    McCarter & English announced the following changes in leadership: Cynthia Keliher and Simone Wilson-Brito will serve as co-chairs of the Real Estate Practice Group Amy Haberman will lead the Labor & Employment Practice Group Moy Ogilvie will serve as the Hartford Office Managing Partner “Cynthia, Simone, Amy and Moy...
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
    Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, announced the release of CVLynx, the newest iteration of its trusted ClarVergence® application that will redefine how legal teams handle document review and complex case management. CVLynx is a significant upgrade to the company’s well-known CV6 application, adding...
  • Friday, April 6, 2018
    McGuireWoods expanded its formidable energy regulatory and enforcement capabilities with the addition of John P. Perkins III, who joined the firm in Washington, D.C., after serving as a top litigator at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Perkins was a lead trial lawyer and acting branch chief in FERC’s Office of Administrative...
  • Friday, April 6, 2018
    Jones Day announced that M&A lawyer Ton Schutte will join the Firm as a partner in its Amsterdam Office.   Mr. Schutte’s practice includes M&A advisory, private equity matters, and general corporate law. He has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring, and closing cross-border transactions for Dutch...
  • Friday, April 6, 2018
    McGuireWoods partner Charles D. “Skip” Fox IV is the new president of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the nation’s premier association of trust and estate lawyers – the third McGuireWoods lawyer to hold the post in the past 15 years. Fox began his one-year term on March 11 at the annual...
  • Friday, April 6, 2018
    Jones Day announced that Frank Bayuk has joined the Firm’s Atlanta Office as a partner in its Business & Tort Litigation Practice. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Bayuk defends U.S. and multinational companies in high-exposure product liability and mass tort lawsuits. His experience covers class action and multi-district litigation...
  • Monday, April 16, 2018
    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1.   Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief...

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