Lawyers In The News

Serial Lateral Finds a New Home

By Nell Gluckman |

IP litigator Paul Gupta has moved from DLA Piper to Reed Smith, making the firm his 10th professional home. His career trajectory has paralleled that of his practice area in general, he says. Now at Reed Smith, he'll be able to help grow and shape the IP practice group.

Mike Ceresi

Robins Kaplan Name Partner to Start Own Firm

By Nell Gluckman |

Michael Ciresi, name partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, announced he would be splitting off to establish his own firm—to be called Ciresi & Conlin—effective Feb. 1. Joining him are Robins Kaplan partners Jan Conlin and Katie Crosby Lehmann.

Lead Energy Finance Attorney Heads to Willkie's Houston Office

By Nell Gluckman |

After a six-month stint at Bracewell & Giuliani, Michael Niebruegge has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher's office in Houston, which opened in November. Niebruegge had been one of a couple of Houston-based defectors from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, which recently posted a 15 percent decline in profits per partner for 2014.

Charles Mulaney and Michael Hatchard

Dealmakers of the Week: Charles Mulaney Jr. and Michael Hatchard of Skadden

By Jennifer Henderson |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Mulaney and Hatchard led the way for Broomfield, Colorado-based Ball Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of fellow can maker Rexam PLC.

Sarah Coyne

Weil Gotshal Hires Former Federal Prosecutor Sarah Coyne From Debevoise

By Scott Flaherty |

Former federal prosecutor Sarah Coyne joins Weil Gotshal less than two years after she started at Debevoise.