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White & Case Partner Appointed Queen's Counsel

Global law firm White & Case LLP international arbitration partner Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) by Her Majesty the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC MP, following recommendation by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.  – “Congratulations to Andrew on this significant achievement,” said White…

White & Case Partner Pens Award-Winning Article

The editors of the American Bar Association publication Probate & Property have selected the article “REAdy to Draft and Amend REAs? Pointers for New Developments and Redevelopments,” co-authored by White & Case partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer (Chicago), among the winners of its 2019 Excellence in Writing Awards. The article was named “Best Practical Use Article”…

DLA Piper makes double Restructuring hire in London

DLA Piper is strengthening its London Restructuring practice with the appointment of Sarah Archer and Philippa Hill as legal directors within the London office. – Sarah will be joining the firm from Jones Day and her experience covers all aspects of corporate and financial restructuring and contentious insolvency, spanning a range of sectors but with…

DLA Piper bolsters North West Pensions team with new hires

DLA Piper is strengthening its Pensions practice in the North West with the appointment of Jane Smith and Beth Casinelli as associates within the Manchester office. – Jane has joined the firm from DWF and brings significant expertise of advising trustees in distressed situations and dealing with contentious pensions issues. She will work with trustees…

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Announces Election of New Board Members and Other Leadership Changes

The global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced management changes to its governing Board and other leadership positions, effective Jan. 1. – Board Changes – Russell Clifford (London), Nazir Dewji (London), Rebecca Nelson (St. Louis), Cliff Stricklin (Denver) and Patrick Watson (Atlanta) will join or have been reelected to the Board for…

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Continues Rapid Growth in Paris

Global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) today announced the arrival of Christian Sauer and Kai Völpel, along with their team. This brings the Paris office’s corporate/M&A team to 13 lawyers, including three partners. This news follows the Jan. 3 announcement of the addition of 21 lawyers to the Paris office. – The firm’s…

International law firm CMS is pleased to announce that it has signed a 20-year lease for new premises at 1 Charter Square in Sheffield,

International law firm CMS is pleased to announce that it has signed a 20-year lease for new premises at 1 Charter Square in Sheffield, underscoring the firm’s continued commitment to its presence in Sheffield and the North. – 1 Charter Square, situated in Phase 1 of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City II regeneration…

Former acting inspector general for Department of Health and Human Services joins DLA Piper as chief administrative officer

Joanne M. Chiedi, former acting inspector general for the US Department of Health and Human Services, has joined global law firm DLA Piper as chief administrative officer. In her new role at DLA Piper, Chiedi will provide strategic support to the firm’s senior leadership, both domestically and internationally, and will report to the firm’s Chief…

Kim Askew joins DLA Piper’s Employment practice in Dallas

DLA Piper announced today that Kim Askew has joined the firm’s Employment practice as a partner in the Dallas office. – Askew represents clients in significant employment matters involving claims of race, disability, gender and age discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as in complex commercial disputes including business torts, trade secrets, non-compete, and non-solicitation…

New Dublin office for international law firm DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft is relocating to new offices in Dublin providing space for its continued growth. – As the firm’s 70 strong Dublin office continues to grow, larger premises have been found at Haddington Buildings on Percy Place.  When it opened in 2009, DAC Beachcroft’s Dublin office had just one lawyer.  Since then, it has grown…