Dewey & LeBoeuf Billing Chief Tells Jury Firm Fudged Invoices - Together with her fiancee Francis Canellas, Lourdes Rodriguez is part of Manhattan prosecutors' power couple in the case against Dewey?s former leaders.
Jones Day Nabs Pair of Big Mining and Media Bankruptcies - Bankruptcy filings might be down 12 percent over the past year, according to a recent report released by Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, but Jones Day has landed key roles on two new notable filings on the business bankruptcy docket.
Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves - Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
At Buchanan Ingersoll, A Lawyer Finds Her Identity - Paul Madden, a commercial litigator at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, is a board member for the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. This month, Madden changed her name to Maryellen Madden, her latest step in transitioning from a man to a woman.
Deal Watch: Teva?s Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week - A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.
Curtis Partners Help Secure Release of Israeli Spy - For 15 years Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle litigation partners Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman sought the release of Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who served 29 years in prison after he admitted to slipping secrets to Israeli officials. On Tuesday, the Curtis litigators learned Pollard would be freed on parole before the end of the year.
Former Davis Polk Partner Now Playing A Different Tune - Harry Ballan resigned from the partnership at Davis Polk & Wardwell to pursue a lifelong interest in music theory and neuroscience. Now senior counsel at the firm, Ballan is also a director at the Oliver Sacks' Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in The Bronx.
Three Witnesses Testify to Dewey & LeBoeuf's Financial Practices - Among those called to the stand in the trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives were an assistant to a former rainmaker, an ex-partner from predecessor Dewey Ballantine and a banker who oversaw HSBC?s $10 million loan to the now-defunct firm.
Chicago?s Freeborn & Peters Snags Fast-Moving Lateral - Darren VanPuymbrouck spent nearly 26 years at Schiff Hardin before joining Barnes & Thornburg a year ago this week. Since then, the Chicago litigator has been on the move two more times, most recently joining Freeborn & Peters this month to head its fire and explosion response and litigation task force.
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