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 2015. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Deadlines for Global Legal Awards, Litigation Departments of the Year Submissions The American Lawyer is seeking nominations for its annual Global Legal Awards and Litigation Departments of the Year. Thu, 21 May 2015 23:44:17 EDT 1202722857038 Am Law 100 Firms Looking Out for Military Employees With Memorial Day approaching, The Am Law Daily highlights the work of several firms doing good deeds for their military veteran and reserve workers. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:50:09 EDT 1202727191343 Deal Watch: Four Am Law 100 Firms Prescribed Work on CVS-Omnicare Merger Firms Prescribed Work on $12.7 Billion CVS, Omnicare Deal Thu, 21 May 2015 18:47:44 EDT 1202727191665 A Long Road Back to Cravath Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which experienced a rare lateral partner departure earlier this month, has brought back a former associate in Joseph Adams. Most recently the managing partner of Crowell & Moring?s New York office, Adams returns to Cravath as a senior attorney in its corporate group. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:32:44 EDT 1202727179669 Sheppard Mullin Finds New Orleans Police Making Progress—Slowly Sheppard Mullin is almost two years into its job as monitor of the New Orleans Police Department. Partner Jonathan Aronie has submitted five quarterly reports to the city documenting the department's progress, the latest of which was presented at a public meeting Wednesday night. But some in the community are frustrated with the lack of change they're seeing on the ground. Wed, 20 May 2015 18:45:58 EDT 1202727056527 Mining Bankruptcies Yield Roles for Davis Polk, Kirkland Less than two years after Davis Polk & Wardwell helped Patriot Coal emerge from bankruptcy, a global commodities slump has forced the U.S. mining giant back into Chapter 11 in Virginia. With struggling energy and natural resource companies being potentially lucrative clients in a down market for corporate bankruptcy work, two other firms swooped in to pick up Patriot Coal?s ?Chapter 22? case, but Davis Polk still took the lead on another major mining bankruptcy. Wed, 20 May 2015 18:33:54 EDT 1202727054881 Gordon Silver?s Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. Tue, 19 May 2015 21:18:34 EDT 1202726949029 Cadwalader Partner Arrested for Disorderly Conduct Mecklenburg County police in North Carolina arrested Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft capital markets partner Robert Ughetta on Sunday, charging him with disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer. Ughetta is based in New York and Charlotte. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:28:31 EDT 1202726940401 Richards Kibbe Managing Partner Jumps to Patterson Belknap Craig Newman, former co-managing partner of Richards Kibbe & Orbe, has made the move to fellow New York-based firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. Newman will serve as a partner in Patterson Belknap's litigation department and will lead its privacy and data security practice. Tue, 19 May 2015 16:17:09 EDT 1202726923153 Greenberg Traurig Grabs Cadwalader Energy Leader Gregory Lawrence, the former co-head of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft?s renewables practice and head of its energy regulatory group, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a partner in Boston and Washington, D.C. Lawrence came to Cadwalader more than four years ago when the firm announced plans for a Houston office. Mon, 18 May 2015 20:55:56 EDT 1202726832793 Dentons to Develop New Technologies Through NextLaw Labs The firm on Monday unveiled NextLaw Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary through which Dentons will invest in and develop technologies so that attorneys can deliver services to their clients "better, cheaper, faster," according to Dentons global chairman Joseph Andrew. Mon, 18 May 2015 17:23:25 EDT 1202726807883 Paul Hastings? São Paulo Hire Sticks With Allen & Overy About two months after Paul Hastings announced that it would open a São Paulo office with three laterals from Allen & Overy, one of those partners has decided to stay put. Bruno Soares, the only one of the three who is actually based in Brazil, will remain with Allen & Overy. Mon, 18 May 2015 17:15:53 EDT 1202726806627 Locke Lord Partner and Baseball Team Owner Dies Suddenly James Skeffington, an Edwards Wildman Palmer-turned-Locke Lord partner in Providence who earlier this year led an ownership group that bought the top minor league team of Major League Baseball?s Boston Red Sox, died from a heart attack while jogging over the weekend. Mon, 18 May 2015 16:57:59 EDT 1202726804215 Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves As the one-year anniversary of the firm?s creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter?s June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. Fri, 15 May 2015 18:27:13 EDT 1202726666734 Pressure Drop at Paul Hastings: E-Discovery Expert Has Reggae Past Thomas Barnett, an electronic discovery expert who joined Paul Hastings as special counsel last year, once led a very different life as a professional saxophone player. At the peak of his musical career, Barnett toured with reggae band Toots and the Maytals, before heading on to law school. Fri, 15 May 2015 18:16:54 EDT 1202726664600 Dealmaker of the Week: Frederick Green of Weil, Gotshal & Manges Frederick Green, co-chair of Weil, Gotshal & Manges? transactions practice, took the lead for Verizon Communications on its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL. Fri, 15 May 2015 17:08:24 EDT 1202726654682 Cravath Gets It Right, Again There?s more to the firm?s latest lateral partner move than meets the eye. Fri, 15 May 2015 12:36:09 EDT 1202726591221