Kelley Drye Expands to West Coast: Addition of White O’Connor Forms Foundation of New Los Angeles Office

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, which represents U.S. and international clients across a wide spectrum of legal specialties, is expanding its national presence by merging with White O’Connor Fink & Brenner LLP, a highly respected Los Angeles litigation firm best known for its success in complex business and entertainment industry litigation. White O’Connor’s attorneys strengthen Kelley Drye’s … Continue reading “Kelley Drye Expands to West Coast: Addition of White O’Connor Forms Foundation of New Los Angeles Office”

Litigation Star Jan Dodd Joins Norton Rose (Los Angeles)

Jan Dodd joined the Los Angeles office as a partner in February 2011. Prior to that, she was a partner with a prominent Los Angeles firm, where she spent a decade as a lawyer. Before moving to California, Jan was a partner in a firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Jan has successfully tried lawsuits throughout the … Continue reading “Litigation Star Jan Dodd Joins Norton Rose (Los Angeles)”

Vince Farhat Joins the White-Collar Defense Team at Holland & Knight (Los Angeles)

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Vince Farhat has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s White Collar Defense group. Farhat will lead the firm’s West Coast offices’ white collar practice. “We are delighted to have Vince bring his in-depth knowledge and expertise in white collar crimes to … Continue reading “Vince Farhat Joins the White-Collar Defense Team at Holland & Knight (Los Angeles)”

IP Litigation Partner Andrea Weiss Jeffries Joins WilmerHale (Los Angeles)

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Andrea Weiss Jeffries has joined its Los Angeles office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Ms. Jeffries—named in 2010 as one of the “100 Top Women Litigators” in California by the Daily Journal—brings deep experience handling complex patent litigation matters and adds to the growth and momentum of the … Continue reading “IP Litigation Partner Andrea Weiss Jeffries Joins WilmerHale (Los Angeles)”

Litigation Partners Robert E. Gooding, Jr. and Scott B. Garner Join Morgan Lewis (Orange County)

Morgan Lewis today announced that Robert E. Gooding, Jr. and Scott B. Garner—two litigators who handle complex commercial, securities and white-collar defense matters—will join the firm as partners in its litigation practice, resident in Irvine. Both focus on complex business litigation and will be joined by four associates who previously worked with them at another … Continue reading “Litigation Partners Robert E. Gooding, Jr. and Scott B. Garner Join Morgan Lewis (Orange County)”

K&L Gates Continues Growth with Corporate Partner David B. Allen (Orange County)

The Orange County office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes David B. Allen as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. He joins K&L Gates from Latham & Watkins LLP. With a focus on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters, Allen counsels public and private companies, investment banks, and other financial … Continue reading “K&L Gates Continues Growth with Corporate Partner David B. Allen (Orange County)”

IP Litigation Partner Richard de Bodo Joins Hogan Lovells (Los Angeles)

Richard de Bodo is lead trial counsel in high-stakes, cutting-edge patent and trade secret cases for many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, life sciences, and technology companies. Rich has an outstanding track record litigating and trying Hatch-Waxman cases and cases relating to biologic drugs, biosimilars, biotechnology, and medical devices. He has won significant victories in … Continue reading “IP Litigation Partner Richard de Bodo Joins Hogan Lovells (Los Angeles)”

Perkins Coie Adds Insurance Coverage Partners Les Brown & Tom McMahon (Los Angeles)

Perkins Coie announced that six attorneys and one paralegal have joined the firm’s Insurance Coverage practice, solidifying Perkins position as having one of the premier national and international practices enforcing policyholders’ rights to coverage under all types of commercial insurance policy products. The group includes partners Les Brown and Tom McMahon in Los Angeles, partner … Continue reading “Perkins Coie Adds Insurance Coverage Partners Les Brown & Tom McMahon (Los Angeles)”

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Major Frauds Section, Douglas A. Axel, Joins Sidley Austin (Los Angeles)

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Douglas A. Axel, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California and Chief of the office’s Major Frauds Section, has joined Sidley as a partner, resident in the Los Angeles office. “Handling high-stakes matters for significant clients is a mainstay of our litigation and white collar … Continue reading “Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Major Frauds Section, Douglas A. Axel, Joins Sidley Austin (Los Angeles)”

Corporate Partner Michael Hedge Joins K&L Gates (Orange County)

Michael Hedge is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office. His practice focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, corporate governance and commercial transactions. Mr. Hedge has extensive experience in representing public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange compliance matters. Mr. Hedge also regularly works with private … Continue reading “Corporate Partner Michael Hedge Joins K&L Gates (Orange County)”

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