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Ropes & Gray Leaders on ‘Unusual’ Turnover

Ropes & Gray Leaders on ‘Unusual’ Turnover

This year, Ropes & Gray has seen some “unusual” turnover — as its managing partner recently put it in an interview — especially for a firm that operates in the upper echelon of corporate legal services. But firm leaders say the number of exits don’t tell the whole story. “Many who have left — we haven’t necessarily prevented them

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Cooley Bulks Up With Another Three Wilson Hires

By Joyce Cutler, Bloomberg BNA Cooley LLP is adding three partners from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC to strengthen its core corporate practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 900-lawyer Cooley hired emerging growth specialists Jon Avina, Calise Cheng, and Rachel Proffitt. Avina and Cheng are based in Palo Alto, Calif., and Proffitt

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Deluge of Big Law Hires Kick Off Fall Season

Labor Day weekend has come and gone, which means summer is over, kids are back in school, and Big Law attorneys are on the move. Following the typically slow month of August, the inboxes at Big Law Business were filled on Tuesday morning with a slew of job change announcements. Below is a round-up of notable Big Law hires

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Top Kasowitz Partner is Joining Kirkland & Ellis

After 24 years with Kasowitz Benson Torres, Aaron Marks is parting ways for a global platform. Marks, whose clients have included AMC Networks and luxury fashion brand Coach, will join Kirkland & Ellis next Monday, he told Big Law Business. He joins with fellow Kasowitz partner Joshua Greenblatt, who had been with the firm since

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Employment Lawyers Jump to Buchanan From Obermayer

By Gayle Cinquegrani, Bloomberg BNA The musical-chairs-style movement of labor and employment lawyers in Pennsylvania continued Aug. 2 when eight Philadelphia lawyers left Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Buchanan Ingersoll lost several labor and employment attorneys in May when Cozen O’Connor opened a Pittsburgh office. With these newcomers, Buchanan has

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Round Up: The Latest Partner Hires and Firm Appointments

Below are the most recent partner hires, promotions and general counsel appointments. The column covers moves announced from July 31 to Aug. 3. DLA Piper Expanding DLA Piper announced the addition of Gislar Donnenberg to its Corporate practice in Houston on August 1. Donnenberg represented companies engaged in the exploration, production, and distribution of natural

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Ten Employee Benefits Lawyers Leave McDermott for Winston

By Gayle Cinquegrani, Bloomberg BNA A group of 10 employee benefits and executive compensation partners left law firm McDermott Will & Emery to join Winston & Strawn. Seven of Winston’s new partners will be based in Chicago and three in Washington. The partners joining Winston’s Chicago office are Gerrie, Joseph S. Adams, Amy M. Gordon,


10 McDermott Partners Are Joining Winston & Strawn: Source

David Rogers, head of McDermott Will & Emery’s labor, employment and benefits practice, is leaving the firm and joining Winston & Strawn with a team of partners, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Big Law Business. Rogers, a member of the firm’s management and recent member of the executive committee in Washington, D.C., submitted

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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


A Law Boutique’s Unusual Recruiting Tactic

For law boutiques, hiring the wrong lawyer can be costly, as one bad apple in a small team can do more damage than a swing-and-a-miss at a 3,000-lawyer global operation. This truth has a number of small firms going to extra lengths to ensure that they attract the best lawyers who will jibe with the