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Covington Elects Doug Gibson as Chair

Covington has announced that its partners have unanimously elected Doug Gibson as chair of the firm’s Management Committee and that he will begin a four-year term on January 1, 2020. – The chair leads the Management Committee in setting the firm’s strategy, overseeing the firm’s operations, supporting the firm’s representation of clients, and working to…

Hogan Lovells relaunches in Johannesburg, South Africa

After six years in South Africa, global law firm Hogan Lovells launches its new fully-integrated office in Johannesburg today. – Comprising five partners and a team of lawyers, the new office will provide advice on corporate, finance and regulatory matters. The team will also be closely aligned to the global competition, restructuring, commercial, mining and…

Hogan Lovells Adds Leading Real Estate Finance Lawyer Ana Tenzer in Denver

Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Ana Lazo Tenzer has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice in Denver. Tenzer, who focuses on real estate finance, will be a member of the firm’s national real estate team. – “A strategic goal of the firm has been to build on our…

O’Melveny Welcomes Aviation Finance Partner in New York

Adding strength to its top-ranked Aviation Industry Group, O’Melveny announced today the arrival of Jason Kaplan as a partner in its Corporate Finance Practice in New York. – Kaplan, who joins from the equipment finance group of another international law firm, focuses on all aspects of aviation and equipment finance, including representation of domestic and…

Corporate Finance Partner Jeffery Norton Returns to His O’Melveny Roots

O’Melveny today announced a significant addition to its Corporate Finance group with the arrival of partner Jeffery Norton. The move is a homecoming for Norton, an experienced finance lawyer who spent the first 20 years of his career at O’Melveny. – A highly respected leveraged finance advisor, Norton most recently practiced at two other international…

Sidley Strengthens Transactional and Regulatory Practices With Partner Kolja Stehl in Europe

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Kolja Stehl has joined the firm as a partner in its EU Financial Services Regulatory group. Dr. Stehl was previously with Shearman & Sterling LLP where he built a regulatory practice focusing on Germany and the Eurozone. Dr. Stehl will split his time between Sidley’s Munich…

Prominent Private Equity Partner Eleanor Shanks Will Join Sidley in London

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Eleanor Shanks will join the firm in London. She will be a member of Sidley’s global M&A and Private Equity practice. Ms. Shanks comes to Sidley from Proskauer Rose LLP. – “Eleanor is one of the most respected private equity lawyers in London and highly regarded for her work…

Macfarlanes announces financial services regulation partner

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Henderson will join us early next year as a partner focusing on financial services regulation. – Andrew has over 19 years’ experience as a financial services lawyer advising a broad range of clients with a particular focus on asset managers and he joins us from Eversheds Sutherland’s London…

Meredith Slawe Elected to American Law Institute

Akin Gump litigation partner Meredith Slawe has been elected to the membership of the American Law Institute (ALI). – ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work “to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.” As one of 50 new ALI members, Ms. Slawe will have the opportunity “to influence…

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…