The Am Law Daily The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The American Lawyer. en-us Copyright 2016. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Thu, 05 May 2016 07:15:43 EDT 1202756841911 Two More Energy Companies Tap Kirkland for Bankruptcy Work Having already grabbed a handful of key debtor?s side roles for struggling energy companies, Kirkland & Ellis added two more Chapter 11 cases to its docket this week, snagging assignments for Houston's Ultra Petroleum Corp. and Midstates Petroleum Inc. Wed, 04 May 2016 19:08:15 EDT 1202756816279 Dentons Cyber Group Chair Jumps to Cooley Cooley is poised to hire Andy Roth, head of the global privacy and cybersecurity group at Dentons, as a partner for its privacy and data protection practice in New York. Wed, 04 May 2016 18:22:34 EDT 1202756700860 How Womble Carlyle's First Female Chair Took the Reins Elizabeth ?Betty? Temple, the new leader of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, talks about building the ?super-regional? firm of the future, and how she landed a job she hadn't even considered seeking. Wed, 04 May 2016 17:29:48 EDT 1202756805045 Big Law Alums Seek to Grow Tech Startup Scene in New York New York City's efforts to grow as an East Coast technology hub are being helped by Tech:NYC, a new nonprofit headed by a former Loeb & Loeb and Dentons lawyer that has two Am Law 100 alums on its board. Gunderson Dettmer is also involved with the organization. Wed, 04 May 2016 17:16:02 EDT 1202756803092 Chicago Boutique Lures Katten Patent Litigation Chair Meredith "Mimi" Addy is on the move again. Less than two years after joining Katten Muchin Rosenman as national chair of its patent litigation practice, Addy has linked up with Windy City-based litigation boutique Tabet DiVito & Rothstein. Wed, 04 May 2016 16:18:10 EDT 1202756793222 World's First Publicly Traded Law Firm Won't Go Bankrupt Slater & Gordon, an Australian plaintiffs shop that became the world's first publicly traded law firm in 2007, has reached a $630 million debt refinancing deal with lenders to avert a potential bankruptcy filing Down Under. Tue, 03 May 2016 23:14:12 EDT 1202756725017 Paul Weiss Hires High-Profile Product Liability Litigator David Bernick, a former general counsel of tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc., has left Dechert for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which restocked its litigation group after a notable departure in January. Tue, 03 May 2016 17:10:41 EDT 1202756690895 Big Law Warms Up to Litigation Funding, Burford Survey Finds A growing percentage of large law firms say that they have turned to an outside funder to underwrite cases, according to a poll by litigation finance company Burford Capital Ltd. Tue, 03 May 2016 16:11:10 EDT 1202756642388 Chadbourne's Warsaw Office Sets Off on Separate Path Chadbourne & Parke's outpost in the Polish capital, which it opened in 2004, has been spun off into its own local firm. Tue, 03 May 2016 15:12:41 EDT 1202756634225 Ex-Recruiter Says Lateral Link Stiffs Employees on Wages A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by a former Lateral Link recruiter alleges that the firm underpaid California workers. Mon, 02 May 2016 21:23:46 EDT 1202756584141 Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties Tom Brady may have added Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson to his Deflategate appellate litigation team, but his own NFL franchise, the New England Patriots, saw its outside firm Morgan Lewis recently land an in-house lawyer who had worked for its star quarterback's father. Mon, 02 May 2016 18:29:36 EDT 1202756543676 Chadbourne Pays $35M in Stanford Ponzi Suit; Proskauer Faces New Class Action After striking a deal with Chadbourne & Parke, investors are hoping for another chance to pursue claims that Proskauer Rose helped R. Allen Stanford conceal his Ponzi scheme from regulators. Mon, 02 May 2016 16:30:43 EDT 1202756535510 Boies Schiller Partner's New Courtroom Foe: His Mom A family feud involving top New York litigator Nicholas Gravante Jr. got worse when his 81-year-old mother allegedly called his firm and his friends to call him a lying cheat. Mon, 02 May 2016 15:21:42 EDT 1202756525777 DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Mon, 02 May 2016 01:16:23 EDT 1202756462640 From Bowie to Boies: Milbank Looks to Hudson Yards as New Home It's the end of an era. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy is poised to leave New York City's financial district for midtown Manhattan, a departure that moves the Wall Street firm from the historic home of a banking icon to a new development on the West Side. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:06:24 EDT 1202756405210 Husch Blackwell Tacks On 150-Lawyer Wisconsin Firm Husch Blackwell stands to grow more than 25 percent larger with the addition of 150 lawyers from Wisconsin?s Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:41:25 EDT 1202756400452 Law Schools Need More Than 'Warm Bodies' What should a law school?s mission be? Most deans would rather not ask that question. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:40:07 EDT 1202756382224 MoFo Partner, Novelist James Huston Dead After Battle With Cancer A leader of Morrison & Foerster?s national trial practice, Huston was also a fighter pilot, a former Navy officer and a best-selling author. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:09:19 EDT 1202756285634 Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:09:44 EDT 1202756275161 Orrick Partners With Pro-Pot Nonprofit Group Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has launched a project with the Americans for Safe Access Foundation?a national cannabis advocacy group?to provide pro bono support to medical marijuana patients. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:08:47 EDT 1202756275130 Curtis Expands to Switzerland With New Geneva Office Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle will become one of the small number of international firms with offices in Switzerland when it opens in Geneva next month. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:15:33 EDT 1202756226709