Selected partner and group transactions handled by Sabina Lippman, Mark Jungers, Kamari Alexander, Jeff Conta, Maaike Almeida, and Divya Bala in: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Caracas, Greater China and other select legal markets.
Hedge Fund partner Anthony "Tony" Perricone joins Katten Muchin Rosenman from Jones Day
Anthony "Tony" Perricone, a prominent hedge fund partner, joins Katten Muchin Rosenman from Jones Day; Tony focuses his practice on partnership and limited liability company law, fund formation, structuring and restructuring, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration and compliance, investor negotiations and secondary transactions. He counsels private fund sponsors, investment managers and institutional investors. He has advised many of the earliest and most prominent hedge fund sponsors, and was responsible for the initial formation of several of the world's largest hedge funds.
Paul Charlton, former United States Attorney for Arizona, joins Steptoe & Johnson from Gallagher & Kennedy
Paul Charlton, former United States Attorney for Arizona and a member of the Management Committee of Gallagher & Kennedy, joins Steptoe & Johnson. Mr. Charlton concentrates his practice on high-profile and complex litigation, internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense. He has represented corporations and public officials, as well as provided special assistance to those who were subjects of a state or federal investigation. Over the course of his career, Mr. Charlton has also developed an outstanding track record in the representation of Native American governments and tribal leaders.
Investment Funds partner Timothy Spangler joins Sidley Austin from Kaye Scholer
Timothy Spangler joins Sidley Austin from Kaye Scholer; Tim represents a wide range of funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds and funds investing in particular countries or sectors. Such vehicles have been formed in numerous jurisdictions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Bermuda, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Ireland.
Labor and Employment partner David Durham joins DLA Piper from Arnold & Porter
David Durham joins DLA from Arnold & Porter; Durhamâ€™s practice centers on traditional labor and employment matters, including representing employers in union elections, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining negotiations, outsourcing, strike preparation and other strategic issues growing out of industry change such as automation and international competition.
Banking & Finance Partner Peter Carson joins Sheppard Mullin from Bingham McCutchen
Peter Carson, formerly a banking and finance partner at Bingham McCutchen and co-Chair of the firm's Healthcare Industry Group, joins Sheppard; Carsonâ€™s practice is focused on representing U.S. and foreign banks, commercial finance lenders, debt funds, and other institutional lenders as well as the firm's company and private equity clients. Peter represents these clients in all aspects of complex secured and unsecured debt financings, including acquisition, senior syndicated, asset-based, mezzanine, second lien, bridge, debtor-in-possession, credit enhancement, private placement, leveraged lease and other financings, recapitalizations, and restructurings across a range of industries.
Partners Marcus Torrano, Michael Chamberlin and Julie Capell join Winston & Strawn from Norton Rose Fulbright
Partners Marcus Torrano, Michael Chamberlin and Julie Capell join Winston & Strawn from Norton Rose Fulbright. Chamberlin and Torrano, whose practices include both counseling and litigation, serve as primary employment counsel for a number of national and international companies. They have defended employers in suits over harassment, discrimination and wrongful discharge, among other issues. They also regularly offer in-house training seminars for employers.
Brad Roach, head of Hogan Lovells' oil and gas practice in Singapore, joins Gibson Dunn
Brad Roach, head of Hogan Lovells' oil and gas practice in Singapore, joins Gibson Dunn's Singapore office. Brad has extensive experience advising the developers and lenders for independent power projects, and has advised lenders on various project finance transactions in Asia. He also handles asset and corporate acquisitions, divestments, gas and LNG sale and purchase agreements, production sharing contracts, unitisation agreements and joint study and bidding agreements. Brad is ranked in Chambers Band 1 in Projects and Energy in Singapore and Indonesia, and is an active member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiatiors (AIPN).
Hedge Fund Partner Kay Gordon joins Drinker Biddle & Reath from K&L Gates
Drinker Biddle & Reath adds Kay A. Gordon from K&L Gates; Kay specializes in hedge funds, private equity and compliance-related matters involving registered advisers and broker-dealers. She has extensive experience with advising clients on securities issues, regulatory matters, managed accounts, credit facilities and joint ventures and derivative instruments. Kay works closely with strategic investors and also represents clients in investigations by the SEC and other regulators.
Complex litigation partner Peter Obstler joins Arnold & Porter from Bingham McCutchen
Complex litigation partner Peter Obstler joins Arnold & Porter from Bingham McCutchen. Obstler, a top class action litigation partner, has defended industries ranging from telecommunications to toys, and has special expertise in financial services. Since 2011, he has defended JP Morgan Chase in more than 20 consumer class actions stemming from the bank's home mortgage consumer lending practices.
International Labor & Employment Partner Brian Arbetter joins Sheppard Mullin from Baker & McKenzie.
International Labor & Employment Partner Brian Arbetter joins Sheppard Mullin from Baker & McKenzie. With over two decades of experience advising and developing strategy for multinational companies regarding their international and domestic labor and employment issues in the United States and abroad, Brian is a major strategic addition for Sheppard's rapidly growing Chicago office and marquee labor & employment practice. Brian's experience includes, among other things, employment discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence and disabilities, unions and works councils, wage and hour, restructurings and reductions in force, hiring, employment agreements and policies, codes of conduct, whistleblowing, affirmative action, health and safety, and employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Ropes & Gray hires top capital markets Victoria Lloyd from Fried Frank for its Hong Kong office
Ropes & Gray hires top capital markets capital markets partner Victoria Lloyd for its Hong Kong office. Vicky was most recently the Hong Kong-based head of the Asia capital markets practice for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. She is one of the most highly regarded capital markets attorneys in Hong Kong. A key highlight of hers from the past year was advising UBS and CCB International as joint lead managers, and CCB and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as joint sponsors, on the USD383 million IPO and HKSE listing of Billion Industrial Holdings.
International Labor & Employment partner Ute Krudewagen joins DLA Piper from Baker McKenzie
International Labor & Employment partner Ute Krudewagen joins DLA Piper from Baker McKenzie; Krudewagenâ€™s key clients include prominent multinational companies whom she assists in global workforce issues. She has also successfully counseled companies on employment issues triggered by cross-border transactions in more than 60 jurisdictions, with deal values up to $8 billion. Legal 500 named Ute a recommended lawyer for workplace and employment counseling.
M&A Partner Megan Gess joins Sheppard Mullin from O'Melveny & Myers
Megan Gess joins Sheppard Mullin from O'Melveny & Myers; Megan represents a broad range of public and private clients in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, public offerings and private placements. She also counsels clients on securities law reporting and compliance and corporate governance. She was named a "Rising Star" in an annual survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc..
Leading IP Partner Scott Palmer joins Sheppard Mullin from Baker McKenzie in Beijing
Scott Palmer, a leading IP partner from Baker McKenzie, joins Sheppard Mullin in Beijing. Scott manages PRC IP portfolios and directs trademark and copyright registration and enforcement strategy for numerous multinational companies. He also counsels on international IP registration and enforcement strategy, as well as product quality, product registration, and cosmetics and food/health-food regulatory matters in the PRC. Scott has authored and co-authored a number of key articles and publications on China IP law.