Author Archives: David McAfee

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Southern California Law Firm Announces New Managing Partner

Southern California Law Firm Announces New Managing Partner

San Diego-based Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP announced today that John D. Alessio, who focuses on complex class actions and business and employment litigation, will serve as the firm’s managing partner beginning Jan. 1. Alessio, 48, will replace Tom W. Turner Jr., 63, who will return to full-time legal work as a partner and team

Buildings stand near the confluence of the Yangtze River, left, and the Jialing River, right, in Chongqing, the fastest-growing city in China. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

7 Winston & Strawn Corporate Lawyers Head to Withers in Hong Kong

London-based Withers Worldwide has hired a team of seven corporate attorneys from Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong, including the former head of the firm’s corporate practice in Asia, Withers announced July 3. Mabel Lui, who will serve as head of the greater China commercial department at Withers, joins the international corporate practice along with two

Morning Commuters In Beijing's Central Business District As China's Communist Leaders Grapple With Inequality

Latham & Watkins Brings On Disney Lawyer In Hong Kong

Latham & Watkins announced on Monday it hired a former senior attorney for The Walt Disney Co. to serve as counsel in its entertainment, sports and media practice in the greater China region. Lex Kuo worked in-house at Disney for two years in Beijing and is joining the firm from Covington & Burling’s Beijing’s office

Takanui Smith (Rear) rides a wave as fellow surfers and filming crew react during the shooting of a remake of the 1991 classic "Point Break" on September 11, 2014 in the Hava'e pass in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. The American action thriller film directed by Ericson Core, starring Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer and Ray Winstone, is a remake of the 1991 film then directed by Kathryn Bigelow.   Photo by GREGORY BOISSY/AFP/Getty Images

Boardroom Lawyer On Board with Surfing in 2020 Olympics

In the 1991 film “Point Break,” Johnny Utah, Keanu Reeves’ character, is a law graduate who has a tough time blending into the surfing crowd of bank robbers he’s been assigned to spy on. But not all lawyers are so awkward around surfers. The sport was recently added to the program of the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo,

Cars drive on a road as the sun sets in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg

Law Firm Launches Austin Office with Greenberg Traurig Hires

Dickinson Wright PLLC, a 400-lawyer firm founded in Detroit, lured three attorneys from Greenberg Traurig LLP to launch the firm’s first office in Austin, Texas. Darrell R. Windham, former co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Austin office and chair of its Texas corporate and securities practice, will be joined at Dickinson Wright by intellectual property attorneys

Pictured: Herb Wesson. Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg News.

Will California Attorney Be Disciplined for Racist Comments?

Is a state bar obligated to discipline a lawyer who makes racist and threatening comments? That’s the question in California where a concerned citizen is pressing for disciplinary action against Wayne Spindler, a lawyer who was arrested in May after making a criminal threat at a City Council meeting. According to a Los Angeles Times article, Spindler submitted a public-comment card