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  • Joe Basile and Zohar Nevo

    Hogan Lovells Picks Up 2 More Attys From Foley Hoag

    Hogan Lovells is picking up more attorneys from Foley Hoag LLP, adding another former co-chair of Foley Hoag's merger and acquisitions practice and an M&A counsel to its Boston office.

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    Ex-Boies Schiller Managing Partner Opens NY Office

    The former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP managing partner who in recent months left the firm's London office with more than a dozen attorneys to start her own litigation boutique has her eyes set on an expansion to New York, she announced Tuesday.

  • Gunderson Dettmer Opens First Latin America Office In Brazil

    Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP announced on Tuesday the opening of its newest office in São Paulo, Brazil, which will serve as a hub for its Latin America practice.

  • Baker McKenzie To Retain Bulk Of Trainees Amid Talent War

    Baker McKenzie said on Tuesday it expects to retain more than 90% of its trainees in the fall of 2022, the latest London law firm to reveal its numbers as the battle to attract talent heats up, with associate salaries rising to unprecedented levels.

  • Loretta Lynch

    Paul Weiss Starts Civil Rights And Racial Equity Audit Practice

    Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP on Tuesday announced a new civil rights and racial equity audit practice led by litigation partner and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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    Meet The Fox Rothschild Atty Tapped For Pa. Federal Bench

    A Fox Rothschild LLP partner and longtime litigator who was also the first Black woman to lead the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has been tapped for a seat on the federal bench in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

  • Clifford Chance Sees Profit Per Partner Leap By 10%

    Clifford Chance LLP reported a seventh consecutive year of record growth in its annual financial results Tuesday, with its revenues increasing by 8% to just under £2 billion ($2.37 billion), and yielding a major bump per equity partner.

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    Metaverse Slow To Attract Law Firms

    Though a handful of law firms have established some form of presence in a virtual reality or "metaverse" platform, experts say firms' migration onto such platforms is likely to be slow, with some experts skeptical of the utility of such a move.

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    IADC Elects Adams And Reese Partner As President

    A partner at Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans has been elected president of The International Association of Defense Counsel, the association said Monday.

  • Baker Botts Corporate IP Leader Moves To Baker McKenzie

    The former deputy department chair of Baker Botts LLP's corporate section in the Bay Area has joined Baker McKenzie's Palo Alto, California, office, the firm announced Monday.

  • Holland & Knight Call With Co. Is Privileged, NC Justices Told

    North Carolina's highest court is being asked to decide if a Holland & Knight LLP client's phone call with the law firm can be wielded as evidence in a tangled battle over how much a technology company owes the estate of a deceased member.

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    Civil Rights Lawyer To Receive ABA Thurgood Marshall Award

    Civil rights trailblazer Sherrilyn Ifill will be honored with the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice's 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award.

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    Litigation Pro Joins McGuireWoods Trial Team In Houston

    McGuireWoods LLP snagged a commercial litigation partner from King & Spalding LLP to join its growing Houston office, the firm announced Monday.

  • Barbri Global Acquires Online Education Company Strafford

    Dallas-based Barbri Global, which sells bar exam preparation courses, has continued to expand its legal education services with the acquisition of Strafford, a company that provides online courses for attorneys, accountants and other professionals, Babri announced on Monday.

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    Erika Girardi's Biz 'Created For Tax Fraud,' New Suit Claims

    "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Girardi used her entertainment company to help her husband's now-defunct law firm, Girardi Keese, hide his clients' stolen money and commit tax fraud, according to a $2.2 million lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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    Stroock Bolsters Bankruptcy Practice With 6-Attorney Team

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has taken on a six-person bankruptcy and restructuring team from New York-based boutique Luskin Stern & Eisler LLP, the latest hires in what's been a busy year for the firm, Stroock announced Monday.

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    Brookfield Asset Management VP Joins Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP said on Monday that Brookfield Asset Management Senior Vice President Kira Idoko will join the firm as a partner working in its investment funds practice group.

  • Mo Nurmohamed, Ross Anderson, Karan Chopra and Rob Davidson

    Paul Hastings Adds Ex-Latham Finance Team In London

    Paul Hastings LLP continued expansion at its London office on Monday, announcing the hiring of a four-person finance team from Latham & Watkins LLP, including the newest co-chair of its global finance practice.

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    E-Discovery Pros Speak Out About Stress, Burnout

    A group of e-discovery professionals is taking a stand against burnout and stress with a new mental health initiative.

  • Angela Grant

    Haynes And Boone Adds Lathrop GPM IP Atty In DC

    Haynes and Boone LLP has added a biotechnology intellectual property attorney to its Washington, D.C., office, the firm announced Monday.

  • John Gilluly, Richard Chesley and Joe Alexander

    DLA Piper Promotes New Slate Of Leaders

    DLA Piper is shaking up its leadership team, adding an advisory role for strategy and financial performance, bringing more partners on to the U.S. executive committee, and promoting partners to lead the firm's transactional practice and manage the Americas.

  • Atty Devised 'Clever Scheme' To Defraud Fund, SFO Tells Jury

    A lawyer and financial adviser made secret profits "hand over fist" while allegedly pocketing £24.6 million ($29.5 million) of investors' money from an offshore fund, a prosecutor said Monday during closing arguments in the London trial of three men charged in the fraud.

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    Ex-Kobre & Kim Financial Services Litigator Joins Orrick

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired a Kobre & Kim LLP partner who spent over a decade at his former firm representing financial firms, technology companies and traders in commercial and other transactions, the firm recently announced.

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    Akin Gump Adds Hogan Lovells' Renewables Head

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is looking to take advantage of new work opportunities arising from the changing landscape in the energy industry with the hire of the former head of Hogan Lovells' power, renewables and energy transition practice in London.

  • CORRECTED: FirstEnergy Bribery Suit To Get New Lead Attys

    An Ohio federal judge seemingly frustrated by an attempt to throw out a derivatives suit over FirstEnergy Corp.'s billion-dollar bailout and bribery scandal has told lawyers representing a company shareholder this week that he plans to replace them with new counsel. Correction: A previous version of the article incorrectly stated that current attorneys had been dismissed from the suit. The error has been corrected.

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