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Regine Corrado

A Former Part-Timer Now Leads Baker McKenzie's Home Office

By Meghan Tribe |

Baker McKenzie announced Wednesday the appointment of parental leave policy advocate Regine Corrado, a partner in its corporate and securities group, as managing partner of its office in Chicago, where the global legal giant has its roots.

Stoel Rives, a 'Proactively Modernizing' Firm, Lays Off Staff

By Roy Strom |

The Portland, Oregon-based Am Law 200 firm, which employs nearly 800 people, announced Wednesday that it is laying off 17 administrative staffers as part of a strategic plan to revamp its operations.

Jones Day Adds L&E Partners in LA, Minneapolis

By Rebecca Cohen |

Jones Day has continued building out labor and employment bench, bringing on Winston & Strawn partner Amanda Sommerfeld in Los Angeles and Dorsey & Whitney partner Joseph Hammell in Minneapolis, where Jones Day opened an office last year. The duo are the latest laterals lured to the growing legal giant’s ranks so far this year.

Wells Fargo

Lawyer's 'Inadvertent' E-Discovery Failures Led to Wells Fargo Data Breach

By Christine Simmons |

A massive Wells Fargo customer data breach was not the work of a hacker, but of the bank's own lawyer who failed to review an entire set of discovery documents, including information about the bank's wealthy customers, before it was shipped to a litigation adversary.

Pugh - Freshfields

Freshfields Managing Partner Steps Down Early Amid Management Overhaul

By James Booth |

Chris Pugh's departure as managing partner comes after the firm had a relatively disappointing financial year compared to its Magic Circle counterparts.

Left to right: James Kwartnik, Jeffrey Mullen, Raymond Deluca and Bruce Ficken, Cozen O'Connor

Cozen O'Connor Beats Back Ex-Client's Disqualification Bid

By Lizzy McLellan |

A former client of two Cozen O'Connor partners has lost his bid to disqualify the firm from representing his adversary in a construction payment dispute, based on his allegations that the firm mishandled conflicts in a lateral hire from Pepper Hamilton.

Transatlantic Merger Concept.

Cross-Border Combinations Drive US Law Firm Merger Activity to Record Highs

By Chris Johnson |

Is Big Law going to continue the merger trend?

Chris Carr

MoFo Practice Leader Leaves for Baker Botts' Bay Area Base

By Rebecca Cohen |

Baker Botts has recruited environmental partner Christopher Carr in San Francisco from Morrison & Foerster, where he was chair of the latter's environment and energy group and co-chair of the firm's unmanned aerial systems and drone group.

Kerrie Campbell, partner with Chadbourne & Parke, in Washington, D.C. September 1, 2016. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Campbell Opens Firm Amid Ongoing Sex Bias Lawsuit

By Scott Flaherty |

Kerrie Campbell, who was ousted from Chadbourne & Parke's partnership amid a lawsuit alleging the firm discriminated against female partners, has opened her own legal outfit, according to Washington, D.C., bar records.

Kirkland & Ellis offices in Washington, D.C. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Kirkland Bankruptcy Star Basta to Leave Firm

By Roy Strom |

Paul Basta, a top restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York and member of the firm’s 15-person management committee, is preparing to leave the firm.

Marcos Jimenez

High-Profile Florida Litigator Marcos Jimenez Leaves McDermott to Form Own Firm

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Marcos Jimenez, the well-known litigator and former South Florida U.S. attorney who is representing ex-Panamanian President Ricardo Montinelli, has left McDermott Will & Emery to strike out on his own.

Clients Pushing Hard for Diversity? Not Exactly

By Vivia Chen, The Careerist |

Maybe it's because I get jaded easily, but I just can't get myself excited that the legal profession is really getting on the stick about diversity or women.

Ex-Arent Fox Partner's Info Leads to Insider Trading Plea

By B. Colby Hamilton |

Former Long Island investment adviser Tibor Klein, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, was accused of using information obtained from his client and friend, former Arent Fox partner Robert Schulman, about the $3.6 billion merger of Pfizer Inc. and King Pharmaceuticals.

Subha Barry, Working Mother Media.

Working Mother Names Best Law Firms for Women, Laments Industry's 'Glacial' Progress

By Miriam Rozen |

The firms are eager to be recognized for their efforts, but progress in the industry overall is nothing to celebrate.

What GC Thought Leaders Experiment Is About (Hint: Not Cost)

By Firoz Dattu and Dan Currell, AdvanceLaw |

The leaders of AdvanceLaw explain the GC Thought Leaders Experiment is not about tracking billing data, but about tracking what makes for a satisfying relationship between law firm and client.

Bay Area Partner to Lead Baker McKenzie's Golden State Operations

By Rebecca Cohen |

Barbara Klementz, managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco and a regional leader of the global legal giant’s global equity services group and compensation and employment law practice, has been named its new California managing partner.

Boring Company promotional video

Musk's Boring Company Seeks In-House Counsel

By David Ruiz |

The new in-house lawyer for Musk's underground tunneling project will likely need experience with a patchwork of municipal rules and safety regulations.

The headquarters of the World Bank, where ICSID is housed.

Burford Claims Almost Half of $324M Argentina Arbitration Win

By Ben Hancock |

The company announced that it stands to take home roughly $140 million from an investment in a case brought on behalf of Spanish investors in two Argentinean airlines.

Juan Arteaga

Crowell & Moring Adds Arteaga to Antitrust Ranks in New York

By Meghan Tribe |

Juan Arteaga, a former associate and counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett who most recently served as a deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., has joined Crowell & Moring as an antitrust partner in New York.

Mena Kaplan

Paul Weiss Counsel Departs for Freshfields

By Brian Baxter |

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison counsel Menachem Kaplan as a partner and head of its U.S. intellectual property practice in New York.

John Hooper.

Partner Group Leaves Reed Smith for King & Spalding in NY

By Christine Simmons |

Defections hit Reed Smith in New York, where four mass tort litigators joined King & Spalding, and also in London.

Geraint Hughes, Clifford Chance.

Clifford Chance Undertakes Unique Strategy for Southeast Asia and Future Firm Leadership

By Anna Zhang |

Asia Pacific Head Geraint Hughes describes the firm's plans for the region and for the next generation.

Do Law Firms Enable Alcoholism?

By Katelyn Polantz |

A culture of work-related drinking persists in many places in Big Law—and that can cause problems in a profession that is especially prone to heavy drinking.

I Fell for a Phishing Email, and the Law Couldn't Help Me

By Rhys Dipshan |

Despite regulating spam emails, the federal CAN-SPAM Act may do little to prevent phishing spam from reaching your inbox.

Corporate Transactions,Mergers.

Europe Beginning to Rediscover M&A Mojo, but Not Time for Celebration Just Yet

By Chris Johnson |

The latest Mergermarket M&A report deserves similar scrutiny. At first glance, it paints a remarkably rosy picture for European corporate lawyers.

Julie Hawkinson - Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co Opens Ninth U.S. Office with Los Angeles Launch

By James Booth |

UK insurance giant Clyde & Co is opening its ninth office in the U.S., with a launch in Los Angeles.

Staircase from reception area to library.

Six Partners to Leave Ashurst in New York Amid Restructuring

By Rose Walker |

A reorganization of the Anglo-Australian legal giant's U.S. finance practice—a remnant of now-defunct McKee Nelson—will see at least five partners join Chapman and Cutler in New York.

Danielle Joy Healey, Fish and Richardson

Transgender Attorney Finds Strong Support From Her Firm

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Fish & Richardson, which issued a statement in support of transgender lawyer DJ Healey of Houston, helped the IP litigator plan how to inform co-workers and clients.

James Meyer of Harper Meyer.

For US Lawyers, It's the Cuban Business Revolution That Wasn't

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

U.S. lawyers whose Cuba practices picked up after the Obama administration loosened trade restrictions now see a drop in business with changes in attitudes by the Trump administration.

Uber headquarters in San Francisco

Quinn Emanuel Fired Uber, Citing Fixed Fee Rates That Aren’t ‘Financially Viable’

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

New court documents show that Quinn Emanuel dropped Uber as a client last year after finding the company's fixed fee arrangements unsatisfactory.