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Addleshaw Goddard targets Asian and cross-border disputes with hire of first Chinese dispute resolution expert

Addleshaw Goddard has hired market-leading disputes lawyer, Ronald Sum, to lead its Asian litigation practice out of its Hong Kong office, building on the firm’s commitment to its global disputes and international arbitration offering and bringing a dedicated China focus to its litigation practice.     – Joining the firm from Locke Lord, where he served…

Addleshaw Goddard grows City Banking practice with hire of Leveraged Finance partner

Addleshaw Goddard is adding a highly regarded Leveraged Finance and corporate banking expert to its City Banking practice. Peter Crichton joins from US firm McDermott Will & Emery, having previously been a partner at each of CMS and DLA. – Peter has over 20 years’ experience acting for lenders and borrowers in syndicated, leveraged and…

Barry Devereux re-elected as Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald

Barry Devereux, has been re-elected as Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald for a second term, beginning next May. Mr Devereux was elected in 2015. – One of Mr Devereux’s priorities for the next term will be the continued pursuit of ‘Progressive Delivery’, McCann FitzGerald’s approach to bringing together the firm’s deep legal, business and regulatory…

McCann FitzGerald Appoints Eight New Partners and Consultants Across its Four Offices

In a sign of the increasing international presence of McCann FitzGerald, the firm appointed two partners in New York and one in Brussels. – Niall Best has worked in our New York office for several years, focusing on US/Ireland FDI and transatlantic M&A activity. Richard Gill is part of McCann FitzGerald’s well-established aircraft leasing and…

Cohen & Gresser Promotes Four Attorneys

Christian R Everdell has been promoted to partner, and Joanna K Chan, Erica Lai, and David F Lisner have been promoted to counsel. – “Congratulations and thanks to each of these exceptional attorneys for their commitment to excellence, integrity, and superb client service. We are very fortunate to have them,” said Managing Partner, Lawrence T…

C&G London Expands Disputes Practice

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its White Collar Defense & Regulation and Litigation & Arbitration groups in London with the addition of Thomas W Shortland. Tom advises on a broad range of domestic and cross-border disputes including civil, regulatory, and criminal matters. Prior to joining C&G, Tom practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton…

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Welcomes Record Partner Class

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has elected the largest partner class in the firm’s history, Managing Partner John B. Quinn announced today. Half the new partners are women, four come from offices outside the United States and three come from diverse backgrounds. – “We have the best young lawyers anywhere – it’s part of…

Mayer Brown expands global energy capabilities with appointment of Bob Palmer as partner in London

Mayer Brown announced today that it has expanded its global energy capabilities with the appointment of Bob Palmer, who joins the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice in London as a partner. – Bob is a highly accomplished lawyer with 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. His practice is focused on foreign and…

Reed Smith opens in Dallas, expanding Texas footprint with eight new partners

Six years after entering the Texas legal market with an office in Houston and a year after opening in Austin, Reed Smith today announced that it has opened an office in Dallas with the arrival of eight partners and eight other lawyers from three major law firms. The new group of partners has a broad…

Colleen Conry Named Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner

Global law firm Ropes & Gray is pleased to announce that litigation & enforcement partner Colleen Conry has been named office managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Conry, aformer federal prosecutor, has extensive experience in representing multinational corporations and their executives in government investigations as well as criminal prosecutions.  – Litigation &…