• Former Environmental Protection Agency general counsel Avi Garbow, recently a partner at Gibson Dunn, has taken a job as environmental advocate at outdoor apparel company Patagonia, according to a press release and his LinkedIn feed. Patagonia said Garbow, who was the EPA’s top lawyer from mid-2013 to the close of the Obama administration, “will join Patagonia’s senior management team to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our planet.” (PatagoniaWorks.com)

  • With Carlos Ghosn at 107 days behind bars, the latest legal team for the former Nissan and Renault chief seemed to have finally won his release today, on 1 billion yen ($9 million) bail and provided that he be under video surveillance in his Tokyo home. But prosecutors have reportedly appealed the Tokyo court’s decision, trying to keep Ghosn locked up as they build their case on financial misconduct charges against him. (BN) (FT.com)

  • Latham & Watkins, the world’s second biggest law firm by revenue last year, had its 10th-straight year of revenue growth in 2018, according to early data. Gross revenues jumped 10.5 percent to $3.39 billion. Profits per equity partner rose 6.3 percent to $3.45 million, while head count grew 4.2 percent to 2,540 lawyers, and equity partnership expanded 2.3 percent to 488 partners. (Recorder)

  • Oracle Corp., represented by Morgan Lewis and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, defeated a class action challenge to record-keeping fees it paid to Fidelity on its $12 billion 401(k) plan, but two challenges to individual investment options remain for trial. (BLAW)

  • A seventh woman has joined the so-called Mommy Track lawsuit against Morrison Foerster, a proposed $100 million class action accusing the firm of hindering the careers of mothers and pregnant women through unequal pay and promotion opportunities. (American Lawyer)

  • Boston-based Goodwin hired Douglas Flaum, the global co-chair of Paul Hastings’ securities litigation practice, in New York City. (American Lawyer)

  • “Fortnite” maker Epic Games, advised by Kirkland & Ellis, told a California federal court that lawsuits filed against it by rapper James Baker and others for allegedly stealing dances are barred by copyright law. Baker, whose rap name is BlocBoy JB, says Epic used his “Shoot” dance in the video game without permission. He’s represented by Pierce Bainbridge. (BLAW)

Lawyers, Law Firms, Deals

  • DLA Piper advised Houston-based oilfield services company Tally Energy Services in its acquisition of Fort Worth, Texas-based Epic Lift Systems, a portfolio company of Intervale Capital that provides artificial lift solutions for oil and gas wells. Deal terms weren’t disclosed. (Digital Journal)

  • Haynes and Boone said it hired King & Spalding leveraged finance lawyer Justin Riess as a partner for its new office in Charlotte, N.C., a U.S. banking and financial hub. Riess, who is also licensed in New York, where he will also maintain an office, will be joined in the Charlotte office by Haynes and Boone Dallas-based finance partner Todd Cubbage, and Washington-based patent and trial appellate partner C. Kyle Musgrove. The Charlotte office is the firm’s 17th office worldwide. (HaynesBoone.com)

Laterals, Moves, Promotions

  • Cooley hired away Latham & Watkins U.K. capital markets lawyer Claire Keast-Butler, who joins the firm as a partner in London. (Cooley.com)

  • DLA Piper announced two arrivals in Washington. Former Federal Communications Commission deputy general counsel Peter Karanjia joined as a partner in the firm’s telecom and appellate practices. He joins from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he was co-chair of the firm’s appellate practice. At DLA Piper he will be chair of the administrative law appellate practice. (DLAPiper.com)

  • DLA Piper said former Nasdaq deputy general counsel Mary Dunbar joins as a partner in the finance practice, arriving from Morgan Lewis, where she was of counsel. (DLAPiper.com)

  • White & Case said former federal prosecutors Tai Park and Douglas Jensen joined the firm as white collar partners in New York. They arrive from Park Jensen Bennett, a New York white collar boutique firm specializing in white collar and litigation matters that they co-founded in 2009, bringing a team including a counsel and two associates. (WhiteCase.com)

  • Pryor Cashman announced two new co-chairs in New York. Litigator Todd Soloway, already chair of the firm’s hotel + hospitality group and real estate litigation practice, is now co-chair of the litigation group, along with Donald Zakarin. Restructuring attorney Seth Lieberman, currently co-chair of the corporate trust practice, is also now co-chair of the bankruptcy, reorganization + creditors’ rights group, along with Ronald Beacher. (PryorCashman.com)

  • Axinn said 20-year veteran antitrust attorney Lisl J. Dunlop joined the firm as a partner in New York, arriving from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. At Manatt Dunlop served as co-chair of the antitrust and competition practice and advised leading U.S. and multinational companies. (Axinn.com)

  • Mayer Brown grabbed DLA Piper partner Paul Chen, a corporate & securities insurance industry specialist, as a partner in Northern California. At DLA Piper Chen was head of U.S. transactions for the insurance sector and head of Asia corporate. (MayerBrown.com)

  • Buchalter added two shareholders in California. Commercial, business, and IP litigator Daniel Wu joined as a shareholder in the firm’s L.A. office, arriving from Squire Patton Boggs. Real estate and land use attorney Brian Fish joined as a shareholder in San Diego, arriving from Dentons. (Buchalter.com)

  • Cozen O’Connor said veteran attorney/lobbyist Matthew T. Glavin is the latest hire to its public strategies group as counsel and principal based in Chicago. He previously served as national director of government and regulatory affairs for American Water, the largest investor-owned water utility company in the United States. (Cozen.com)