The American Lawyer 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 American Lawyer The Churn: Nixon Lands Bulger Prosecutor, Plus More Lateral Moves (Hillary Flynn) Nixon Peabody hires the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger; a top lawyer with the White House Council on Environmental Quality joins Covington & Burling; and the head of Cozen O'Connor's real estate practice becomes general counsel of a real estate investment trust. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and news releases to Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:25:15 EST 1202631767683 The Churn: In and Out at Kaye Scholer, Plus More Lateral Moves (Hillary Flynn) Kaye Scholer loses a partner on each coast while hiring senior attorneys in its Chicago and Frankfurt offices; the former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition returns to Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and Gardere Wynne Sewell expands by three in Dallas. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and news releases to Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:02:22 EST 1202630971302 The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200 (Hillary Flynn) Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi hires The Beatles' longtime U.S. lawyer; a former U.S. ambassador to Australia rejoins Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sidley Austin hires two new partners. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and news releases to Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:12:31 EST 1202630453566 Securities Defense Bar Praises Trump SEC Pick In the hours after Donald Trump tapped Sullivan & Cromwell dealmaker Jay Clayton to lead the SEC, securities litigators and others said he could usher in a new era for the agency. Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:18:55 EST 1202776083097 Akin Gump Snags Baker & McKenzie International Trade Pro in Europe Jasper Helder, the chair of Baker & McKenzie's Europe, Middle East and Americas international trade practice group, has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's London office. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:28:58 EST 1202773561749 Cleary Gottlieb Elects New Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang will succeed Mark Leddy at the start of 2017. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:38:49 EDT 1202767187180 Kirkland Raises Another 'W' Flag for Cubs in Rooftop Owners' Row Whether it's on the baseball diamond or in the courtroom, Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs are on a roll. The team and its lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis won another fight in the long-running battle with the rooftop owners across the street from Wrigley Field. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:35:05 EDT 1202766559523 KWM Parters Agree to Plough Over $18 Million into the Firm King & Wood Mallesons' European and Middle East arm will recieve a major boost in capital as partners commit over $18 million to the firm. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1202763851197 Firms Elbow Each Other for Growth as Denver Market Stays Hot As national and regional law firms continue to expand in the Mile-High City, the growth is creating winners and losers. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1202762537820 MoFo Suit Would Block Sale of Storied Plum Island Federal property off Long Island coast houses an animal disease research lab long shrouded in mystery. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1202762151238 Legal Sector Added 800 Jobs in December (Tom Huddleston Jr.) The legal industry ended 2013 in upbeat fashion by adding 800 jobs last month, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest BLS data also showed that in 2013, the sector recorded its highest average monthly employment figures since the onset of the fiscal crisis in 2008. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:39:49 EST 1202637625702 Report: DLA Piper Expanding African Network to Algiers (Brian Baxter) Racing to capitalize on deal work tied to Africa's abundance of natural resources, Am Law 100 firms are opening offices and forging alliances across the booming continent. Now DLA Piper, the world's largest firm by gross revenue and attorney head count, is headed Algiers, the capital of energy-rich Algeria. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:24:10 EST 1202637581600 New Fellowship Aims to Restart Dormant Legal Careers (Sara Randazzo) Four Am Law 100 firms—Baker Botts, Cooley, Hogan Lovells, and Sidley—have signed on to a new pilot program designed to put women lawyers who have stepped away from the profession for one reason or another back into a law firm setting. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:25:21 EST 1202637699883