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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
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  • - Key Contacts

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

  • Designation: Columbia, S.C.
  • Head Count: 414
  • Gross Revenues: $237,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $570,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $600,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

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 200 123 5 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 106 6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 77 16 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 173 -11 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

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.

Michael Lucas Succeeds Tamara Caldas at AVLF

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Michael Lucas is the new deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, succeeding Tamara Caldas, who left the legal nonprofit in October to become Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's pro bono partner.

Am Law 100 Trio Take Lead on Time Warner Cable Bid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Time Warner Cable said Tuesday it had rejected rival Charter Communications' $61.3 billion takeover bid, with the former relying on longtime outside counsel Paul Weiss for representation and the latter turning to Wachtell and Kirkland & Ellis. Should the companies end up striking a deal, a fresh round of cable industry consolidation—and a bevy of transactional assignments for other Am Law 100 firms—could follow.

Bar Again Delays IOLTA Rule Change

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 14, 2014

For the second time in three months, the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governors delayed a vote on a professional rules change that would require lawyers to establish client trust funds exclusively with banks that offer competitive interest rates.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

Edwards Wildman Helps Google Get Into Robots

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2013

Military robotics manufacturer Boston Dynamics tapped Edwards Wildman Palmer for counsel this week on its sale to Google for an undisclosed sum. The deal has the Internet, and even some late-night comedians, buzzing.

Colleagues Remember Nelson Mullins' Sara Turnipseed

: Daily Report : January 13, 2013

We at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, along with the Atlanta legal community, are saddened by the loss of Sara S. Turnipseed, who passed away Nov. 29, 2013.

2 Firms Take on New Marketing Officers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2013

Burr & Forman has hired Susan Longo as its new chief marketing officer, replacing Erin Meszaros, who has moved to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as its chief business development and marketing officer.

ON THE MOVE: Diversity Expert Joins BarkerGilmore

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 20, 2013

Diversity executive Lori Garrett has left the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for executive recruitment boutique BarkerGilmore. Garrett will head the Atlanta office and co-chair the women and diversity initiative for the New York-based recruiter, which handles in-house counsel, compliance officer and board of director placements. She joined as a managing director.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

The cochair of Jenner & Block's content, media and entertainment practice takes an in-house job with the Motion Picture Association of America; Crowell & Moring adds five attorneys in New York; and Greenberg Traurig woos a lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. .

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Pepper Hamilton poaches three Goodwin Procter partners to open in Silicon Valley; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr takes a partner from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and Brown Rudnick hires the former cochair of Bingham McCutchen's life sciences practice. .

At Nelson Mullins' Festival, Kids Play as Adults Network

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 11, 2013

Some Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough lawyers with young children have come up with a kid-friendly way to entertain clients who also are new parents. They invited clients to bring their families to a Saturday get-together at the firm.

Supreme Court Says "Permanent" Restraining Order in Family Case Doesn't Have to Last Forever

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 31, 2013

"Permanent" protective orders for victims of domestic violence won't be so permanent under a recent decision by the Georgia Supreme Court.

ON THE MOVE: Gainesville Lawyer Goes Solo with Plaintiffs Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 30, 2013

R. Shane Lazenby has opened his own plaintiffs firm in Gainesville after a decade practicing insurance defense law.

Am Law Firms Cut into $1.1 Billion Timber Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2013

Plum Creek Timber Company has agreed to acquire all of packaging company MeadWestvaco's U.S. timberlands, and will also invest in the latter's South Carolina rural development properties. Wachtell and Nelson Mullins are advising Richmond-based MeadWestvaco on the transaction.

More Profiles ::

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Llp

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Llp

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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

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.

Michael Lucas Succeeds Tamara Caldas at AVLF

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Michael Lucas is the new deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, succeeding Tamara Caldas, who left the legal nonprofit in October to become Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's pro bono partner.

Am Law 100 Trio Take Lead on Time Warner Cable Bid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Time Warner Cable said Tuesday it had rejected rival Charter Communications' $61.3 billion takeover bid, with the former relying on longtime outside counsel Paul Weiss for representation and the latter turning to Wachtell and Kirkland & Ellis. Should the companies end up striking a deal, a fresh round of cable industry consolidation—and a bevy of transactional assignments for other Am Law 100 firms—could follow.

Bar Again Delays IOLTA Rule Change

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 14, 2014

For the second time in three months, the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governors delayed a vote on a professional rules change that would require lawyers to establish client trust funds exclusively with banks that offer competitive interest rates.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

Edwards Wildman Helps Google Get Into Robots

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2013

Military robotics manufacturer Boston Dynamics tapped Edwards Wildman Palmer for counsel this week on its sale to Google for an undisclosed sum. The deal has the Internet, and even some late-night comedians, buzzing.

Colleagues Remember Nelson Mullins' Sara Turnipseed

: Daily Report : January 13, 2013

We at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, along with the Atlanta legal community, are saddened by the loss of Sara S. Turnipseed, who passed away Nov. 29, 2013.

2 Firms Take on New Marketing Officers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2013

Burr & Forman has hired Susan Longo as its new chief marketing officer, replacing Erin Meszaros, who has moved to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as its chief business development and marketing officer.

ON THE MOVE: Diversity Expert Joins BarkerGilmore

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 20, 2013

Diversity executive Lori Garrett has left the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for executive recruitment boutique BarkerGilmore. Garrett will head the Atlanta office and co-chair the women and diversity initiative for the New York-based recruiter, which handles in-house counsel, compliance officer and board of director placements. She joined as a managing director.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

The cochair of Jenner & Block's content, media and entertainment practice takes an in-house job with the Motion Picture Association of America; Crowell & Moring adds five attorneys in New York; and Greenberg Traurig woos a lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. .

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Pepper Hamilton poaches three Goodwin Procter partners to open in Silicon Valley; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr takes a partner from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and Brown Rudnick hires the former cochair of Bingham McCutchen's life sciences practice. .

At Nelson Mullins' Festival, Kids Play as Adults Network

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 11, 2013

Some Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough lawyers with young children have come up with a kid-friendly way to entertain clients who also are new parents. They invited clients to bring their families to a Saturday get-together at the firm.

Supreme Court Says "Permanent" Restraining Order in Family Case Doesn't Have to Last Forever

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 31, 2013

"Permanent" protective orders for victims of domestic violence won't be so permanent under a recent decision by the Georgia Supreme Court.

ON THE MOVE: Gainesville Lawyer Goes Solo with Plaintiffs Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 30, 2013

R. Shane Lazenby has opened his own plaintiffs firm in Gainesville after a decade practicing insurance defense law.

Am Law Firms Cut into $1.1 Billion Timber Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2013

Plum Creek Timber Company has agreed to acquire all of packaging company MeadWestvaco's U.S. timberlands, and will also invest in the latter's South Carolina rural development properties. Wachtell and Nelson Mullins are advising Richmond-based MeadWestvaco on the transaction.