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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

  • Designation: Columbia, S.C.
  • Head Count: 466
  • Gross Revenues: $270,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $580,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $630,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is a Columbia, South Carolina-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms by size, the firm has 399 attorneys and is the 112th largest law firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 128th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with gross revenue of $212,500,000 in 2010. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's practice areas include business litigation, financial institutions, intellectual property, labor and employment, product liability, and real estate. In addition to its Columbia headquarters, the firm's office locations include Atlanta, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. As of November 1, 2010 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has merged with Lahive & Cockfield.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 118 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 90 10 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 87 -25 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 175 -2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

On the Move: Esquire Deposition Captures Stadler As Its New GC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Avi Stadler has traded a position as a big-firm litigator to become the general counsel for Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta.

Cost-shifting in E-discovery: Options and Opportunities

John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner and Jarrett Coco : Corporate Counsel : January 16, 2014

In today's ESI-laden litigation environment, cost-shifting is an important way for a party to mitigate discovery expenses.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Whirlpool Settles Arkansas Contamination Claims

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Arkansas property owners in an area contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical degreaser have reached a tentative $2.9 million settlement in a proposed class action targeting Whirlpool Corp., which operated a factory there for 45 years, according to federal court documents.

On the State Level, Suits Focus on Prison Conditions

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Am Law 200 firms take the lead in cases in Arizona, California and South Carolina.

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Slideshow: Afterhours: Three Groups Host Special Events for Atlanta Lawyers

: Daily Report : January 17, 2014

See photos from three recent events: Holland & Knight invites guests to the St. Regis Atlanta hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its office in Atlanta; Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy hosts an Auburn University networking event; and Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough holds a family day event at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Stay Sought in Class Actions Alleging Shapewear Fraud

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Maidenform Brands LLC and another maker of women's shapewear who claim their undergarments employ fabric infused with caffeine and assorted nutrients to destroy fat asked on June 5 for a stay of several proposed class actions pending hearings on their motions to consolidate the cases.

On the Move: Former Nurse Leaves K&S to Launch Litigation Consultancy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

Dawn Jones has left King & Spalding to launch a consultancy that uses her background in nursing and litigation to assist other lawyers, from assessing cases through taking them to trial.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

From Both Sides Now

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Companies worry about the safety of data in the cloud.

Meet the GC: Shyam K. Reddy of Euramax International

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Shyam K. Reddy is the chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Euramax International Inc.,

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

On The Move: Taylor English Changes its Lineup

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

Taylor English Duma has announced management changes and a new addition. Ilene Berman, who headed the employment, labor and immigration practice, has become the firm's chief operating officer.

Better Call the Data Governance Committee

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2014

One way to keep essential data safe from cyberattacks is to connect the people who have the most involvement in data usage and security under the umbrella of one committee.

ON THE MOVE: Clay Rejoins Brock at Nelson Mullins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 30, 2014

Government relations lawyer Chuck Clay has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel from the Marietta firm Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers.

The Churn: SDNY Prosecutors Join Am Law Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brown Rudnick and Ropes & Gray both announce additions of prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office for New York's Southern District.

The Churn: FTC Lawyer Joins Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Weil adds Jeffrey Perry, assistant director of the FTC's competition bureau, in Washington, D.C.

Atlanta Bar Association to Honor Fulton Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright is to be presented with the Atlanta Bar Association's Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence at the bar's Bench and Bar Reception next month.

Risks and Rewards of Putting Company Data in the Cloud

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

The cloud is everywhere, raining down apps and digital services on companies. But do businesses that use the cloud know if important data is safe up there?

Fee Tracker: Big Legal Bills for Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The Am Law Daily's periodic tabulation of notable fees earned—or owed—to Am Law 200 firms on a variety of engagements starts off with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is reaping the benefits from its work in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal. The firm is also representing the Garden State in a sports gambling case and counseling the American Foundation for Equal Rights in a high-profile gay marriage fight in California. And that's not even including what the firm is seeking for advising energy giant Chevron.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Erin Murphy joins Arnstein & Lehr's litigation practice group as special counsel to the Chicago office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

Active Year Pays Off for Burr & Forman

: Daily Report : January 31, 2014

Last year was a growth year for Burr & Forman. The firm's revenue increased 8.3 percent to $130 million.

Big Firms Hitch Ride on River of U.S., Global IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Wilson Sonsini, Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West and Cooley are among the Am Law 100 firms reaping the benefits of a surge in activity on the initial public offering front so far this year. And with the IPO pipeline packed, more large firms are poised to help corporate clients tap the capital markets.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

ON THE MOVE: New Faces at Nelson Mullins, Bloom Sugarman

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2014

Charles Huddleston has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel. He was a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz until going solo in August.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

City 'Whistleblower' Hit with $136K Order

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 12, 2014

A judge on Tuesday slapped a former assistant city attorney and her lawyer-husband with more than $136,000 in attorney fees and costs stemming from her whistleblower suit against former colleagues with the Atlanta city government.

The Push for Justice in Medical Research

Jennifer L. Mallory : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Lawyers have a role in preventing horror stories like the Tuskegee study and thalidomide tragedy.

ON THE MOVE: Peck Shaffer's Atlanta Office Relocates to Butler Snow

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

The Atlanta office of public finance boutique Peck Shaffer & Williams has joined Butler Snow, based in Jackson, Miss. Jerry Peterson, David Williams and Blake Sharpton, who is in Macon, joined Butler Snow as partners on Feb. 1. Ashton Bligh joined as an associate.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Kilpatrick Has 'Strong Year in Tough Market'

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Revenue and profit at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton were lower in 2013 because the firm collected an enormous contingency fee of about $38 million in a historic class action, Cobell v. Salazar, in 2012.

Atlanta Bar Marks 125th Year with Luncheon

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

The Atlanta Bar Association celebrated its 125th anniversary with a gala lunch at the Piedmont Driving Club on Tuesday that featured a visit from the president-elect of the American Bar Association, a short documentary of its history, a Champagne toast and even a commemorative bottle of wine as a souvenir.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

ON THE MOVE: Savannah Plaintiffs Lawyer Goes Solo

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 12, 2014

Savannah plaintiffs lawyer Ashleigh Madison has left Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Madison to start her own solo practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Foltz Martin Disbands as 4 find Own Ways

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 10, 2014

After a 30-year run, the Foltz Martin firm has disbanded. The commercial real estate and litigation boutique ultimately grew to 26 lawyers, becoming Foltz Martin Hudson & Knapp, after starting with two lawyers in 1983. But that proved too large for the four name partners, who have a penchant for small firms.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

ON THE MOVE: IP Litigator Jumps to Nelson Mullins; Ogletree Lures N.Y. Labor Lawyer

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

Mark VanderBroek has become a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough after 28 years at Troutman Sanders, where he was a partner. VanderBroek is a business litigator with a focus on intellectual property and franchise disputes. He also handles alternative dispute resolution.

ON THE MOVE: Weinstock Immigration Firm Opens

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

Karen Weinstock has opened her own immigration law firm, Weinstock Immigration Lawyers. The new firm is made up of the former Atlanta office of Memphis-based immigration firm Siskind Susser, where Weinstock had worked since 2001 and was the local managing partner.

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  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
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Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Llp

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  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

On the Move: Esquire Deposition Captures Stadler As Its New GC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Avi Stadler has traded a position as a big-firm litigator to become the general counsel for Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta.

Cost-shifting in E-discovery: Options and Opportunities

John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner and Jarrett Coco : Corporate Counsel : January 16, 2014

In today's ESI-laden litigation environment, cost-shifting is an important way for a party to mitigate discovery expenses.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Whirlpool Settles Arkansas Contamination Claims

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Arkansas property owners in an area contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical degreaser have reached a tentative $2.9 million settlement in a proposed class action targeting Whirlpool Corp., which operated a factory there for 45 years, according to federal court documents.

On the State Level, Suits Focus on Prison Conditions

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Am Law 200 firms take the lead in cases in Arizona, California and South Carolina.

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Slideshow: Afterhours: Three Groups Host Special Events for Atlanta Lawyers

: Daily Report : January 17, 2014

See photos from three recent events: Holland & Knight invites guests to the St. Regis Atlanta hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its office in Atlanta; Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy hosts an Auburn University networking event; and Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough holds a family day event at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Stay Sought in Class Actions Alleging Shapewear Fraud

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Maidenform Brands LLC and another maker of women's shapewear who claim their undergarments employ fabric infused with caffeine and assorted nutrients to destroy fat asked on June 5 for a stay of several proposed class actions pending hearings on their motions to consolidate the cases.

On the Move: Former Nurse Leaves K&S to Launch Litigation Consultancy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

Dawn Jones has left King & Spalding to launch a consultancy that uses her background in nursing and litigation to assist other lawyers, from assessing cases through taking them to trial.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

From Both Sides Now

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Companies worry about the safety of data in the cloud.

Meet the GC: Shyam K. Reddy of Euramax International

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Shyam K. Reddy is the chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Euramax International Inc.,

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

On The Move: Taylor English Changes its Lineup

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

Taylor English Duma has announced management changes and a new addition. Ilene Berman, who headed the employment, labor and immigration practice, has become the firm's chief operating officer.

Better Call the Data Governance Committee

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2014

One way to keep essential data safe from cyberattacks is to connect the people who have the most involvement in data usage and security under the umbrella of one committee.

ON THE MOVE: Clay Rejoins Brock at Nelson Mullins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 30, 2014

Government relations lawyer Chuck Clay has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel from the Marietta firm Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers.

The Churn: SDNY Prosecutors Join Am Law Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brown Rudnick and Ropes & Gray both announce additions of prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office for New York's Southern District.

The Churn: FTC Lawyer Joins Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Weil adds Jeffrey Perry, assistant director of the FTC's competition bureau, in Washington, D.C.

Atlanta Bar Association to Honor Fulton Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright is to be presented with the Atlanta Bar Association's Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence at the bar's Bench and Bar Reception next month.

Risks and Rewards of Putting Company Data in the Cloud

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

The cloud is everywhere, raining down apps and digital services on companies. But do businesses that use the cloud know if important data is safe up there?

Fee Tracker: Big Legal Bills for Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The Am Law Daily's periodic tabulation of notable fees earned—or owed—to Am Law 200 firms on a variety of engagements starts off with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is reaping the benefits from its work in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal. The firm is also representing the Garden State in a sports gambling case and counseling the American Foundation for Equal Rights in a high-profile gay marriage fight in California. And that's not even including what the firm is seeking for advising energy giant Chevron.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Erin Murphy joins Arnstein & Lehr's litigation practice group as special counsel to the Chicago office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

Active Year Pays Off for Burr & Forman

: Daily Report : January 31, 2014

Last year was a growth year for Burr & Forman. The firm's revenue increased 8.3 percent to $130 million.

Big Firms Hitch Ride on River of U.S., Global IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Wilson Sonsini, Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West and Cooley are among the Am Law 100 firms reaping the benefits of a surge in activity on the initial public offering front so far this year. And with the IPO pipeline packed, more large firms are poised to help corporate clients tap the capital markets.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

ON THE MOVE: New Faces at Nelson Mullins, Bloom Sugarman

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2014

Charles Huddleston has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel. He was a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz until going solo in August.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

City 'Whistleblower' Hit with $136K Order

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 12, 2014

A judge on Tuesday slapped a former assistant city attorney and her lawyer-husband with more than $136,000 in attorney fees and costs stemming from her whistleblower suit against former colleagues with the Atlanta city government.

The Push for Justice in Medical Research

Jennifer L. Mallory : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Lawyers have a role in preventing horror stories like the Tuskegee study and thalidomide tragedy.

ON THE MOVE: Peck Shaffer's Atlanta Office Relocates to Butler Snow

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

The Atlanta office of public finance boutique Peck Shaffer & Williams has joined Butler Snow, based in Jackson, Miss. Jerry Peterson, David Williams and Blake Sharpton, who is in Macon, joined Butler Snow as partners on Feb. 1. Ashton Bligh joined as an associate.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Kilpatrick Has 'Strong Year in Tough Market'

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Revenue and profit at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton were lower in 2013 because the firm collected an enormous contingency fee of about $38 million in a historic class action, Cobell v. Salazar, in 2012.

Atlanta Bar Marks 125th Year with Luncheon

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

The Atlanta Bar Association celebrated its 125th anniversary with a gala lunch at the Piedmont Driving Club on Tuesday that featured a visit from the president-elect of the American Bar Association, a short documentary of its history, a Champagne toast and even a commemorative bottle of wine as a souvenir.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

ON THE MOVE: Savannah Plaintiffs Lawyer Goes Solo

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 12, 2014

Savannah plaintiffs lawyer Ashleigh Madison has left Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Madison to start her own solo practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Foltz Martin Disbands as 4 find Own Ways

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 10, 2014

After a 30-year run, the Foltz Martin firm has disbanded. The commercial real estate and litigation boutique ultimately grew to 26 lawyers, becoming Foltz Martin Hudson & Knapp, after starting with two lawyers in 1983. But that proved too large for the four name partners, who have a penchant for small firms.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

ON THE MOVE: IP Litigator Jumps to Nelson Mullins; Ogletree Lures N.Y. Labor Lawyer

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

Mark VanderBroek has become a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough after 28 years at Troutman Sanders, where he was a partner. VanderBroek is a business litigator with a focus on intellectual property and franchise disputes. He also handles alternative dispute resolution.

ON THE MOVE: Weinstock Immigration Firm Opens

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

Karen Weinstock has opened her own immigration law firm, Weinstock Immigration Lawyers. The new firm is made up of the former Atlanta office of Memphis-based immigration firm Siskind Susser, where Weinstock had worked since 2001 and was the local managing partner.