Announcements

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Joseph J. Reilly, an accomplished regulatory and enforcement lawyer and principal author of the definitive guide to navigating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage origination rules, has joined McGuireWoods’ financial services litigation practice in Washington.   Reilly represents clients in regulatory and enforcement...
  • Monday, January 8, 2018
    Clifford Chance announced that the former General Counsel of the New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") and Chief of the Criminal Division for the Southern District of New York ("SDNY"), Celeste Koeleveld, has joined the Firm as a partner in its Americas Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Her arrival...
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Shawn K. Leppo will succeed Bruce Wolstoncroft as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group effective January 1, 2018 joining Michael Doctrow in that role.   “As we transition to our next generation of firm leaders, Shawn’s intense dedication and extensive experience will enhance our Client service...
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Fragomen, the world’s leading provider of immigration services worldwide and a member of both the Am Law 100 and the Am Law Global 100, announces the retirement of three Partners from the Firm.   Patrick Quane has been with the Firm, based in New York, for more than 40 years. He became a Partner in 1977. Patrick conceived and headed up a...
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018
    McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC Attorney Jonathan D. Andrews joins Steve Weingarten as co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group.   “As we transition to our next generation of Firm leaders, Jon will build upon the long-term success of our Real Estate Practice,” said David M. Kleppinger, Chairman of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC....
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Stephen Gierasch will succeed Brad Gunnison as Co-Chair of the Corporate & Tax Group effective January 1, 2018 and will be collaborating with Tim Finnerty to lead the practice group.   “Steve’s extensive experience in his mergers and acquisitions practice perfectly situates him to further the...
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Kandice Kerwin Hull succeeds Jim DeAngelo as the Chair of the Litigation Group effective January 1, 2018, the firm recently announced.    “We are fortunate to have an attorney of Kandice’s experience and dedication to lead the Litigation Practice Group in our rapidly changing industry,”...
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018
    William C. Seligman has joined McGuireWoods’ global real estate practice as senior counsel in the firm’s Century City office, bringing more than 25 years of experience representing lenders and investors in all aspects of the commercial real estate process. His arrival continues the firm’s recent expansion of its real estate finance...
  • Friday, January 5, 2018
    Jones Day has announced that the following 39 lawyers have been named to the Firm's partnership: Ryan Andreoli - Financial Institutions, Litigation & Regulation (New York) Anderson Bailey - Business & Tort Litigation (Pittsburgh)   Jeffrey Baltruzak - Business & Tort Litigation (Pittsburgh)   Debra Belott - Business & Tort...
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    McGuireWoods Consulting announced it has opened a Tallahassee office with the arrival of veteran lobbyists Sean Stafford, Rhett O’Doski and Ryder Rudd. Stafford, O’Doski and Rudd have more than six decades of combined government relations experience in Florida and were formerly with the Advantage Consulting Team, which was founded by Stafford...
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018
      Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced the promotion of 15 lawyers to the partnership.   Peter Altman is in the firm’s litigation practice in Los Angeles. He plays a critical role as a member of the firm’s white collar defense and government investigations practice. Peter brings three years of experience in the Los Angeles...
  • 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
    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
    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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    Fish & Richardson has been recognized as a 2017 Top Performer by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) for being one of the most active and supportive members of LCLD and its mission over the past year.    All of the Top Performer member organizations nominated at least one 2017 Fellow. Most Top Performers nominated Pathfinders...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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