Latham & Watkins Expands Real Estate Practice (Los Angeles)

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Friedrich has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Real Estate Practice and member of the Corporate Department. Friedrich represents private equity investors, operators, and developers on a range of complex commercial real estate transactions and financings. “Matt is a welcome … Continue reading “Latham & Watkins Expands Real Estate Practice (Los Angeles)”

Cooley Expands Los Angeles Footprint to Downtown with Launch of 2nd L.A. Office, Lead by Newly Acquired O’Melveny Capital Markets Chair (Los Angeles)

Cooley announces a second location in the greater Los Angeles area, expanding the firm’s presence from Santa Monica to downtown LA. As the firm celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Santa Monica office, the downtown expansion is a testament to the firm’s commitment to the LA area and reflective of Cooley’s accomplishments since its 2012 … Continue reading “Cooley Expands Los Angeles Footprint to Downtown with Launch of 2nd L.A. Office, Lead by Newly Acquired O’Melveny Capital Markets Chair (Los Angeles)”

Cooley Strengthens Public Companies Practice With Notable O’Melveny Hire (Los Angeles)

John-Paul Motley has joined Cooley as a Los Angeles-based partner in the firm’s public companies practice group. Arriving from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was chair of the firm’s capital markets practice and formerly served as a member of its policy committee and as managing partner of its Los Angeles office, Motley advises on corporate … Continue reading “Cooley Strengthens Public Companies Practice With Notable O’Melveny Hire (Los Angeles)”

Leading Structured Finance Lawyer Joins Akin Gump (Los Angeles)

Akin Gump announced today that Deborah Festa has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate practice, resident in Los Angeles. Ms. Festa joins the firm from Milbank, where she led that firm’s West Coast securitization and investment management practices. Ms. Festa has an international practice, with extensive experience representing institutional investment managers and … Continue reading “Leading Structured Finance Lawyer Joins Akin Gump (Los Angeles)”

Sheppard Mullin Strengthens Finance Practice with New Partner (Los Angeles)

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Stacey L. Rosenberg has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Finance & Bankruptcy practice group.  Rosenberg was most recently a partner at Hogan Lovells. She is the 15th partner to join Sheppard Mullin in the last year. “Our finance … Continue reading “Sheppard Mullin Strengthens Finance Practice with New Partner (Los Angeles)”

Arent Fox Adds Fashion & Retail Partner (Los Angeles)

Arent Fox is pleased to announce the expansion of its Fashion & Retail practice with the addition of Partner James Williams in Los Angeles. James is a nationally-recognized advisor in the Textile, Apparel, and Luxury Goods industry with two decades of experience as a corporate lawyer, strategic advisor, and global fashion CEO. He focuses on … Continue reading “Arent Fox Adds Fashion & Retail Partner (Los Angeles)”

Gibson Dunn Adds Partner to M&A Practice (Orange County)

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that David C. Lee will join the firm as a partner in the Orange County office.  Lee, formerly with Latham & Watkins, will continue his mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital practice at Gibson Dunn. “David is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, … Continue reading “Gibson Dunn Adds Partner to M&A Practice (Orange County)”

Milbank Acquires Highly Regarded Intellectual Property Team of Litigators (Los Angeles)

Milbank has acquired a premier team of nationally  recognized IP Litigation team from Irell & Manella. The group, led by David Gindler & Gary Frischling, includes partners Lauren Drake & John Lu. Each incoming litigator has experience representing clients from life sciences and technology. Gindler will head Milbank’s intellectual property litigation and licensing group. He … Continue reading “Milbank Acquires Highly Regarded Intellectual Property Team of Litigators (Los Angeles)”

Kirkland Ellis Hires New Partner for Real Estate Practice (Los Angeles)

Kirkland & Ellis has brought on Robert Keane Jr., a former vice chair of Paul Hastings’ real estate practice, to bolster its real estate ranks in Los Angeles. Keane, who practiced at Paul Hastings for 22 years, has made the move to Kirkland in its downtown Los Angeles office as a partner in the real … Continue reading “Kirkland Ellis Hires New Partner for Real Estate Practice (Los Angeles)”

Eversheds Sutherland Continues Expansion in US with New Office (San Diego)

Eversheds Sutherland announced the launch of their new San Diego branch. The new U.S. office debuts with five newly acquired IP patent litigation partners, whose practice is focused on life sciences, medical devices and telecom technologies. The team will be led by a trio of intellectual property partners —  Joe Patino, Nick Pisano, and Chris Bolten … Continue reading “Eversheds Sutherland Continues Expansion in US with New Office (San Diego)”

* Deals done before March 15, 2018 were completed prior to HGB.