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  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
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  • 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

Broken Hip From Cart Mishap Not Dollar Tree's Fault

: VerdictSearch : January 30, 2014

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Primer on Pennsylvania Annuity Case Law

Kenneth L. Racowsk : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Annuities have historically been a popular retirement investment option. In particular, variable annuities, which combine an insurance policy and mutual funds, can provide tax-deferred retirement savings, upside growth with downside protection and guaranteed income throughout the holder's lifetime.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Rodger Citron has been appointed to serve as associate dean for academic affairs at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Martin Clearwater & Bell has added Gregory Reilly as a partner and head of its employment and labor law practice group, and other moves.

People in the News - July 11, 2014 - Martin LLC Partner Named Chair of PBA Section

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2014

Dilworth Paxson partner Matthew Faranda-Diedrich was elected as trustee of the board of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia by unanimous vote.

#SocialMediaBasics for Litigation

Katherine Bandy Weber : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Our judiciary, opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, prospective clients, jurors, experts and even our grandparents are, for better or for worse, amassing impressive digital footprints on social media sites.

Christie's About-Face Leaves Essex County Judiciary in Disarray

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Democrats in the New Jersey Senate were caucusing late Monday in preparation for what would probably be the last voting session for the summer when Republican Gov. Chris Christie delivered a bombshell: He was withdrawing eight Superior Court nominees for Essex County that he had announced only days earlier.

Judge Finds Fraud Claims Against HPD Not Time-Barred

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A Manhattan judge has ruled that claims accusing the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and developers of defrauding residents in a city-assisted co-op conversion in upper Manhattan can proceed.

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over Tear Gas Exposure

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A toxic tort claim arising out of allegations that clean-up crews failed to eradicate tear gas from an Albany-area apartment has been dismissed after a judge found no evidence that the plaintiff's health issues surfaced after remediation.

Despite Negligence, Trucker Found Not Liable for Crash

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A truck driver who was rear-ended by another driver after merging into the left lane of a highway at a very slow speed has no liability for the accident, a Suffolk County jury has found, despite two adverse jury instructions and the fact that the jury found the truck driver acted negligently.

Pro Bono Partnership Hosts 'Smorgasbono'

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporations participated in the Pro Bono Partnership's third "Smorgasbono" program, advising nonprofit clients on a variety of legal subjects.

Medical Details Not Needed to Establish Toxic Tort Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Clarifying the rules of discovery in lead paint and toxic tort cases, the Court of Appeals on Thursday held that plaintiffs do not have to establish causation at the earliest litigation stages by providing detailed medical records supporting each allegation of harm.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Thornton Elected to Maritime Law Association Board

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Kevin Thornton has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the United States Maritime Law Association (MLA).

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Admiralty Jurisdiction Rejected for Marina Brawl

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

An alcohol-fueled fistfight on a dock in a marina near the Long Island Sound does not fall within a federal court's admiralty jurisdiction, a federal appeals court has held.

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

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs add lawyers as their merger talks move toward a resolution, Troutman opens in Charlotte and bankruptcy boutiques get busy.

Judge Bars Collection Firm From Relying on Privilege

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

The documents in question were provided to Cohen & Slamowitz "for the express and primary purpose of facilitating [its] admitted debt collection activity ... and not for the purpose of obtaining legal advice," Western District Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio said.

Foley Latest Firm to Shutter a San Diego Office

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

San Diego, where Baker & McKenzie and Goodwin Procter closed their offices in recent years, will see Foley & Lardner also leave town as the firm consolidates its space and moves up the San Diego Freeway to Del Mar.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

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.

Can Social Media Lead to Mandatory Arbitration?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

General Mills says downloading a coupon means you're agreeing to arbitration clauses.

Can We Trademark That?

Katherine Bandy Weber : Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2014

What GCs need to know about brand-building and successful trademark protection and enforcement.

With or Without You(r Lawyer)

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 02, 2014

A psychological study finds clients feel uneasy about not being in on the action during negotiations.

New York Firms Increase Profits, Reducing Size

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Many large New York law firms grew their revenue and profits last year, continuing to pull ahead of the national pack when it comes to financial indicators.

Justices Won't Mull Jurisdiction Over Cases Sent to Federal Court

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to take up a case regarding whether, when a case is removed from state court to federal court, the state court's orders automatically become federal court orders that must be appealed in federal court.

Week of April 28

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Katherine Bandy Weber has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas as of counsel. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

Early Identification of Trade Secrets Is the Best Defense

Kenneth Racowski : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Trade-secret litigation poses a problem distinct from other types of intellectual property litigation. In litigation over patents, copyrights and trademarks, the asserted intellectual property is publicly filed and its specific contours are clearly identified.

The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

With Growth in Mind, Dentons, Others Eye Africa

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

Global 100 legal giant Dentons is the latest international firm to bet on Africa's growing economic power, announcing Wednesday its opening of new offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg by joining forces with South African alliance firm KapdiTwala and revealing plans to launch another outpost in Francophone Africa later this year.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

Newsmakers: Week of April 7

: Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Michael Beckelman has been named deputy regional managing partner of the Houston office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Wilson Elser Again Tops List of Highest Earning Lobbyists

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker remained the unquestioned king of the lobbying hill in Albany in 2013 according to mandated financial reports. Overall, total spending on lobbying for the year was $210 million.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

National Firm Relocation To Hartford May Foreshadow Trend

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 03, 2014

When Anthony Cicchetti talks about his law office moving from Simsbury to Hartford, he gets excited. From a business perspective, the main reason for the move, Cicchetti said, was to be closer and more convenient for its clients, many of whom are in the insurance and financial services industries.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

People in the News - March 31, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Ronald J. Harper, a partner at Harper & Paul, was elected president of the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia board of directors.

Sidley's Phillips Knocks Out Verdict in Cornwell Contract Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

More than a year after best-selling author Patricia Cornwell won a $50.9 million jury verdict against her financial advisers, Sidley's Carter Phillips persuaded a judge that a do-over is required. But Cornwell's lawyer, Joan Lukey of Ropes & Gray, isn't ready to declare the verdict lost.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

Onetime Informant Accuses Ex-Business Partner of Extortion

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A onetime informant against the mob claims his former Ivy League-educated business partner has attempted to shake him down along with several prominent law firms, businessman Donald Trump and even a federal prosecutor.

The Churn: Foley Snags Weil's Boston Leader, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.

Straddling Both Sides of the Aisle in Supermarket Suit Was Malpractice

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A New Jersey law firm that represented a Stop & Shop supermarket in a suit against the lessors of its parking lot, who were also firm clients, has been hit with a $662,483 malpractice verdict.

Wilson Elser Builds On Connecticut Expansion

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 10, 2014

It's been a busy winter for mergers and reorganizations involving law firms in Connecticut. Among the biggest movers and shakers is the national firm of Wilson Elser, which has nearly 800 attorneys in 25 offices in the United States and the U.K.

Hudson Valley Legal Services to Honor Three at Dinner

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has announced plans for its annual Equal Access to Justice Dinner, the organization's biggest fundraiser.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Los Angeles Firm Opens New Location in Manhattan

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, a 150-attorney firm headquartered in Los Angeles, has opened a New York office with six-attorneys from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 03, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Newsmakers: Week of March 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Claire Parsons, formerly of counsel at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Houston, has been named a partner in the firm. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Former TLC Chair Named Dean of Pace Law School

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

David Yassky, the most recent past chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, will replace Michelle Simon, who is returning to full time teaching.

Top Laterals 2013 - Bogutz, Bogutz and McDevitt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young board member Marc L. Bogutz left the firm in July along with his father, Jerome Bogutz, and partner William F. McDevitt. The trio took their professional liability defense practice to the Philadelphia office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 24

: Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Jeffrey O. Anderson has been named general counsel for the not-for-profit Kids Matter International, headquartered in Southlake. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Orrick Herrington, Buchanan Ingersoll and Wilson Elser have announced promotions, while Baker Botts and McDermott Will have each added a partner.

People in the News - February 13, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Julie Uebler of Uebler Law is set to be a featured speaker during the "Wonder Women's Week" events produced by the New Leaf Club in Lower Merion, Pa.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Week of Feb. 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Karen Gren Scholer, a former judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas, has joined Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler as a name partner. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Lawyer's Line of Questioning Prompts Fine, Causes Mistrial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The judge in a nursing home negligence case said a Wilson Elser attorney repeatedly and inappropriately referenced the psychiatric history of a deceased woman whose estate was suing the facility and ordered the firm to pay its adversary as much as $35,800 in legal fees and costs.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

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Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 760
  • Gross Revenues: $300,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $395,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $590,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker is a national law firm with headquarters in New York. With 754 attorneys, the firm placed forty-third on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Wilson, Elser ranked 101st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $274,000,000 in gross annual revenue for 2010. Wilson, Elser originally specialized in insurance law and lobbying, but the firm has expanded to full corporate practice. Its practice areas include corporate, government affairs and lobbying, insurance regulatory, and insurance coverage and bad faith. In addition to its New York City headquarters, the firm's U.S. offices include Boston, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, and the firm also has an office in London. In January of 2006 Wilson, Elser merged with Bussey White McDonough & Freeman to establish its second office location in Florida.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 106 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 48 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 167 -2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 100 33 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Broken Hip From Cart Mishap Not Dollar Tree's Fault

: VerdictSearch : January 30, 2014

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Primer on Pennsylvania Annuity Case Law

Kenneth L. Racowsk : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Annuities have historically been a popular retirement investment option. In particular, variable annuities, which combine an insurance policy and mutual funds, can provide tax-deferred retirement savings, upside growth with downside protection and guaranteed income throughout the holder's lifetime.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Rodger Citron has been appointed to serve as associate dean for academic affairs at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Martin Clearwater & Bell has added Gregory Reilly as a partner and head of its employment and labor law practice group, and other moves.

People in the News - July 11, 2014 - Martin LLC Partner Named Chair of PBA Section

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2014

Dilworth Paxson partner Matthew Faranda-Diedrich was elected as trustee of the board of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia by unanimous vote.

#SocialMediaBasics for Litigation

Katherine Bandy Weber : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Our judiciary, opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, prospective clients, jurors, experts and even our grandparents are, for better or for worse, amassing impressive digital footprints on social media sites.

Christie's About-Face Leaves Essex County Judiciary in Disarray

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Democrats in the New Jersey Senate were caucusing late Monday in preparation for what would probably be the last voting session for the summer when Republican Gov. Chris Christie delivered a bombshell: He was withdrawing eight Superior Court nominees for Essex County that he had announced only days earlier.

Judge Finds Fraud Claims Against HPD Not Time-Barred

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A Manhattan judge has ruled that claims accusing the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and developers of defrauding residents in a city-assisted co-op conversion in upper Manhattan can proceed.

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over Tear Gas Exposure

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A toxic tort claim arising out of allegations that clean-up crews failed to eradicate tear gas from an Albany-area apartment has been dismissed after a judge found no evidence that the plaintiff's health issues surfaced after remediation.

Despite Negligence, Trucker Found Not Liable for Crash

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A truck driver who was rear-ended by another driver after merging into the left lane of a highway at a very slow speed has no liability for the accident, a Suffolk County jury has found, despite two adverse jury instructions and the fact that the jury found the truck driver acted negligently.

Pro Bono Partnership Hosts 'Smorgasbono'

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporations participated in the Pro Bono Partnership's third "Smorgasbono" program, advising nonprofit clients on a variety of legal subjects.

Medical Details Not Needed to Establish Toxic Tort Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Clarifying the rules of discovery in lead paint and toxic tort cases, the Court of Appeals on Thursday held that plaintiffs do not have to establish causation at the earliest litigation stages by providing detailed medical records supporting each allegation of harm.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Thornton Elected to Maritime Law Association Board

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Kevin Thornton has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the United States Maritime Law Association (MLA).

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Admiralty Jurisdiction Rejected for Marina Brawl

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

An alcohol-fueled fistfight on a dock in a marina near the Long Island Sound does not fall within a federal court's admiralty jurisdiction, a federal appeals court has held.

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

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs add lawyers as their merger talks move toward a resolution, Troutman opens in Charlotte and bankruptcy boutiques get busy.

Judge Bars Collection Firm From Relying on Privilege

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

The documents in question were provided to Cohen & Slamowitz "for the express and primary purpose of facilitating [its] admitted debt collection activity ... and not for the purpose of obtaining legal advice," Western District Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio said.

Foley Latest Firm to Shutter a San Diego Office

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

San Diego, where Baker & McKenzie and Goodwin Procter closed their offices in recent years, will see Foley & Lardner also leave town as the firm consolidates its space and moves up the San Diego Freeway to Del Mar.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

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.

Can Social Media Lead to Mandatory Arbitration?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

General Mills says downloading a coupon means you're agreeing to arbitration clauses.

Can We Trademark That?

Katherine Bandy Weber : Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2014

What GCs need to know about brand-building and successful trademark protection and enforcement.

With or Without You(r Lawyer)

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 02, 2014

A psychological study finds clients feel uneasy about not being in on the action during negotiations.

New York Firms Increase Profits, Reducing Size

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Many large New York law firms grew their revenue and profits last year, continuing to pull ahead of the national pack when it comes to financial indicators.

Justices Won't Mull Jurisdiction Over Cases Sent to Federal Court

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to take up a case regarding whether, when a case is removed from state court to federal court, the state court's orders automatically become federal court orders that must be appealed in federal court.

Week of April 28

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Katherine Bandy Weber has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas as of counsel. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

Early Identification of Trade Secrets Is the Best Defense

Kenneth Racowski : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Trade-secret litigation poses a problem distinct from other types of intellectual property litigation. In litigation over patents, copyrights and trademarks, the asserted intellectual property is publicly filed and its specific contours are clearly identified.

The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

With Growth in Mind, Dentons, Others Eye Africa

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

Global 100 legal giant Dentons is the latest international firm to bet on Africa's growing economic power, announcing Wednesday its opening of new offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg by joining forces with South African alliance firm KapdiTwala and revealing plans to launch another outpost in Francophone Africa later this year.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

Newsmakers: Week of April 7

: Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Michael Beckelman has been named deputy regional managing partner of the Houston office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Wilson Elser Again Tops List of Highest Earning Lobbyists

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker remained the unquestioned king of the lobbying hill in Albany in 2013 according to mandated financial reports. Overall, total spending on lobbying for the year was $210 million.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

National Firm Relocation To Hartford May Foreshadow Trend

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 03, 2014

When Anthony Cicchetti talks about his law office moving from Simsbury to Hartford, he gets excited. From a business perspective, the main reason for the move, Cicchetti said, was to be closer and more convenient for its clients, many of whom are in the insurance and financial services industries.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

People in the News - March 31, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Ronald J. Harper, a partner at Harper & Paul, was elected president of the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia board of directors.

Sidley's Phillips Knocks Out Verdict in Cornwell Contract Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

More than a year after best-selling author Patricia Cornwell won a $50.9 million jury verdict against her financial advisers, Sidley's Carter Phillips persuaded a judge that a do-over is required. But Cornwell's lawyer, Joan Lukey of Ropes & Gray, isn't ready to declare the verdict lost.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

Onetime Informant Accuses Ex-Business Partner of Extortion

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A onetime informant against the mob claims his former Ivy League-educated business partner has attempted to shake him down along with several prominent law firms, businessman Donald Trump and even a federal prosecutor.

The Churn: Foley Snags Weil's Boston Leader, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.

Straddling Both Sides of the Aisle in Supermarket Suit Was Malpractice

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A New Jersey law firm that represented a Stop & Shop supermarket in a suit against the lessors of its parking lot, who were also firm clients, has been hit with a $662,483 malpractice verdict.

Wilson Elser Builds On Connecticut Expansion

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 10, 2014

It's been a busy winter for mergers and reorganizations involving law firms in Connecticut. Among the biggest movers and shakers is the national firm of Wilson Elser, which has nearly 800 attorneys in 25 offices in the United States and the U.K.

Hudson Valley Legal Services to Honor Three at Dinner

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has announced plans for its annual Equal Access to Justice Dinner, the organization's biggest fundraiser.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Los Angeles Firm Opens New Location in Manhattan

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, a 150-attorney firm headquartered in Los Angeles, has opened a New York office with six-attorneys from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 03, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Newsmakers: Week of March 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Claire Parsons, formerly of counsel at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Houston, has been named a partner in the firm. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Former TLC Chair Named Dean of Pace Law School

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

David Yassky, the most recent past chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, will replace Michelle Simon, who is returning to full time teaching.

Top Laterals 2013 - Bogutz, Bogutz and McDevitt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young board member Marc L. Bogutz left the firm in July along with his father, Jerome Bogutz, and partner William F. McDevitt. The trio took their professional liability defense practice to the Philadelphia office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 24

: Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Jeffrey O. Anderson has been named general counsel for the not-for-profit Kids Matter International, headquartered in Southlake. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Orrick Herrington, Buchanan Ingersoll and Wilson Elser have announced promotions, while Baker Botts and McDermott Will have each added a partner.

People in the News - February 13, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Julie Uebler of Uebler Law is set to be a featured speaker during the "Wonder Women's Week" events produced by the New Leaf Club in Lower Merion, Pa.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Week of Feb. 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Karen Gren Scholer, a former judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas, has joined Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler as a name partner. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Lawyer's Line of Questioning Prompts Fine, Causes Mistrial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The judge in a nursing home negligence case said a Wilson Elser attorney repeatedly and inappropriately referenced the psychiatric history of a deceased woman whose estate was suing the facility and ordered the firm to pay its adversary as much as $35,800 in legal fees and costs.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.