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Sean Wheeler Joins Kirkland & Ellis in Houston

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Sean T. Wheeler has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. – Mr. Wheeler brings more than 20 years of experience handling securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters for companies in the energy industry, including master limited…

Morgan Lewis Adds Corporate Partners in Tokyo and Announces New Office Managing Partner

Morgan Lewis today continues its expansion in Asia by welcoming corporate partners Motonori “Moto” Araki and Mitsuyoshi “Mitsu” Saito, resident in Tokyo. Moto has also been appointed Managing Partner of the Tokyo office.

Baker Botts Welcomes Class of 59 New Lawyers

Baker Botts L.L.P, a leading international law firm, today announced that 59 new lawyers* have joined the firm across its 14 offices as of October 1, 2018. – “For over 175 years, Baker Botts has represented its clients with an unwavering focus on our core value of professional excellence. We welcome a new generation of…

Baker McKenzie Appoints Jennifer Fox Crisp as Global Director of Talent Management

Baker McKenzie today announced the appointment of Jennifer Fox Crisp as Global Director, Talent Management. – Jennifer will lead the Firm’s Talent Management professionals within our People function. She will be responsible for developing and delivering the Talent Management business partnering service across all regions, building a leadership team to work closely with our lawyers…

Baker McKenzie Announces 67 Partnership Promotions

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce the election of 67 new partners. This latest investment in the Firm’s expertise grows the total number of partners worldwide to 1,600. Over 400 of these are women – the most of any law firm. – This year women make up almost 40% of the…

Butler Snow Attorney Randall D. McClanahan Appointed to National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Randall D. McClanahan has been appointed by the president of the American Bar Association to a three-year term to the National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants (NCLCPA). – The NCLCPA is the official liaison body between the American Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified…

Butler Snow Attorney Dee P. Wisor Named President of National Association of Bond Lawyers

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Dee P. Wisor has been elected president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) for the 2018-2019 year. Wisor’s term began Sept. 26 during the NABL’s annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop. – “We congratulate Dee on this significant appointment,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Dee’s election…

Bird & Bird appoints William Langran as Counsel in Swedish Dispute Resolution team

International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed William Langran as Counsel in the Swedish Dispute Resolution team. – William joins as an experienced arbitrator and specialises in international arbitration (commercial and investment), multi-jurisdictional litigation, and US regulatory matters for corporates and financial institutions. He frequently appears as lead counsel in international arbitrations administered under…

Fried Frank Welcomes Leading Transactions Lawyer Ashar Qureshi, Continues Growth of London Office

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Ashar Qureshi has joined the Firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate Department, where he will head EMEA global transactions. – At Fried Frank, Mr. Qureshi’s practice will focus primarily on international corporate transactions, including capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance,…

Jenner & Block Launches Fintech Industry Group

Jenner & Block announced today the formation of a FinTech industry group, expanding the firm’s strong reputation in advising clients on complex financial services and consumer-related matters. Anchored by a team of experienced former government officials, prosecutors and in-house counsel, the practice focuses on advising FinTech companies and businesses that rely on financial technology to…