Author Archives: Stephen Joyce

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With Eye on Region, DLA Piper Restructures Leadership In Asia

With Eye on Region, DLA Piper Restructures Leadership In Asia

DLA Piper’s recent leadership changes in Asia represent “the next step in a plan to evolve the practice there,” and keep pace with a rapidly maturing practice of law in the greater China region, Terence O’Malley, the firm’s Asia Committee chairman, told Bloomberg BNA. Last week, the firm announced that Shanghai-based partner Qiang Li and

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DLA Piper Adds AIG Deputy GC

By Stephen Joyce, Bloomberg BNA Nicholas Kourides, deputy general counsel at American International Group Inc., has joined DLA Piper in New York as senior counsel. Kourides, who is also a professor at Columbia School of Law, will advise DLA’s clients on regulatory and financial aspects of the insurance industry. His practice will integrate his insurance

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Two More Law Schools Won’t Require the LSAT

By Stephen Joyce, Bloomberg BNA Two law schools became the latest to announce their admissions departments will no longer require the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Georgetown Law Center announced on Monday that they will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for students applying for admission in 2018. Daniel Rodriguez,

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Law Firms Make June Splash with Lateral Hires

It’s been an active week for law firm hires. Curious to see how your firm fared? We’ve gone ahead and rounded up the latest announcements from big firms such as Jenner & Block, McGuireWoods, Crowell & Moring and others. The announcements were collected between Tuesday, May 30 and Thursday, June 1. Jenner Spree • Three former

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New York District Attorney GC Returns to Dechert

Ben Rosenberg, former general counsel of the New York District Attorney’s office, has returned to Dechert LLP. His practice will focus on white collar criminal defense and securities litigation, representing banks, mutual fund managers and private equity investment funds. Rosenberg first joined Dechert about a decade ago with a group of lawyers from Swidler Berlin

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American Bar Association Considers Privacy Specialty

By Stephen Joyce, Bloomberg BNA The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates is expected in February to consider accrediting a “privacy law specialist” designation to allow certified privacy lawyers to hold themselves out as specialists in the field. The ABA is considering whether to allow the privacy competency certification designation of the International Association of Privacy

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Reed Smith Strikes Singapore Alliance

Reed Smith has struck a formal alliance with Singapore law practice Resource Law LLC. Reed Smith lists 21 lawyers in its Singapore office, while Resource Law staffs eight, according to a press release announcing the deal. The deal is a move to bolster the firms’ cross-border transactions and legal advisory work involving Singapore law, the