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 2017. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Fried Frank Hires Katten's NY Real Estate Litigation Head Matthew Parrott, head of the New York real estate and distressed debt litigation group at Katten Muchin Rosenman, has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in Manhattan. Fried Frank, riding high from a successful financial year in 2016, has been busy on the lateral recruitment front in 2017. Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:00 EDT 1202787499088 A Hard-Hitting Litigator, Kasowitz Goes to Bat for Trump It looks like Marc Kasowitz will go down in history as President Donald Trump's lawyer. But while America is just getting to know him, the same can't be said for his fellow elite litigators, especially in New York. Wed, 24 May 2017 18:55:54 EDT 1202787346313 One of Canada's Largest Firms Heads to New York McCarthy Tétrault has opened an office in New York after recruiting corporate partner Mark Adkins from Canadian rival Blake, Cassels & Graydon. Adkins will serve as his new firm's New York managing partner. Wed, 24 May 2017 18:00:00 EDT 1202787339379 Behind the Numbers: A Podcast on What the Am Law 200 Results Really Mean ALM Intelligence senior analyst Nicholas Bruch breaks down the Am Law 200 results. Wed, 24 May 2017 15:42:21 EDT 1202786869847 Major Financial Institutions Make Landmark Blockchain Investment Bank of America, Wells Fargo and HSBC are among the more than 40 banks and financial firms that announced Tuesday they would invest in R3's distributed ledger, or blockchain, technology. Tue, 23 May 2017 19:05:01 EDT 1202787130830 Polsinelli Picks Real Estate Partner to Succeed Longtime Leader W. Russell Welsh, chairman and CEO of Polsinelli since 1998, is poised to cede the Kansas City, Missouri-based Am Law 100 firm's top leadership role to real estate head F. Chase Simmons. Tue, 23 May 2017 17:25:06 EDT 1202787110426 Labaton Sucharow Expands SEC Whistleblower Practice With Hire of Three Ex-SEC and DOJ Officials The firm will also open offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Tue, 23 May 2017 16:24:16 EDT 1202787099142 Senior Latham Lawyer Running for Controversial Right-Wing Party in UK Elections A senior Latham & Watkins lawyer is running for Parliament as a member of a controversial right-wing political party in the U.K.'s upcoming general election on June 8. Tue, 23 May 2017 15:13:21 EDT 1202787083513 Managing Partners Frustrated by Slow Pace of Big Law Change, Survey Says Legal consultancy Altman Weil Inc.'s ninth annual Law Firms in Transition Survey shows that managing partners are increasingly frustrated from facing off against internal resistance to change. Tue, 23 May 2017 14:54:01 EDT 1202787079121 How Much Do Clients Care About Law Firm Layoffs? "A smart firm would be reaching out to their clients and getting ahead of the story," said one former GC. Tue, 23 May 2017 14:20:50 EDT 1202787074992 Actor Accuses Attorney Neighbor of Harassment Campaign in Messy Co-Op Dispute Justin Theroux, the star of HBO's "The Leftovers" and son of a longtime Baker McKenzie lawyer, has accused his downstairs neighbor of waging a scorched-earth campaign to bully and intimidate him after Theroux began renovating the New York apartment where he sometimes lives with wife Jennifer Aniston. Mon, 22 May 2017 22:05:43 EDT 1202787001286 Two Years After Merger, Shook Hardy's Chicago Leader Exits Todd Jacobs, a former managing partner and member of the executive committee at Grippo & Elden, a Chicago-based complex commercial litigation boutique that merged with Shook, Hardy & Bacon in early 2015, is opening a Windy City office for Iowa-based Bradley & Riley. Mon, 22 May 2017 19:03:18 EDT 1202786940773 Ex-SEC Associate GC Joins Simpson Thacher in DC Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired David Blass, a former associate general counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who spent nearly the past three years as general counsel for the Investment Company Institute, as an investment funds partner in Washington, D.C. Mon, 22 May 2017 18:58:03 EDT 1202786938935 Skadden Welcomes London M&A Partners From White & Case Skadden made rare hires to its London office with the addition of private equity heavyweights from White & Case. Mon, 22 May 2017 09:01:35 EDT 1202786831924 DLA Piper Grabs Bankruptcy Roles for IP, Industrial Clients The global legal giant is advising St. Louis-based manufacturer Katy Industries Inc. on its Chapter 11 filing this week, as well as the California-based subsidiary of a German search optimization company in its bankruptcy case, one that has DLA Piper owed more than $1 million in fees. Sun, 21 May 2017 14:27:19 EDT 1202786807831