• Republican Daniel Cameron, a former legal counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, won his race for attorney general of Kentucky yesterday. The win makes him the first black person to be elected to that office in the state. Cameron beat Democrat Greg Stumbo, who was attorney general a decade ago. (NYT) Cameron, a 2011 graduate from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, has been a Louisville-based lawyer at Frost Brown Todd since 2017. (LinkedIn) (FrostBrownTodd.com)

  • Kentucky’s outgoing attorney general, Democrat Andy Beshear, is leading in the race for governor of the state against a pro-Trump incumbent. (BN)

  • Norton Rose Fulbright elected commercial disputes lawyer Jeff Cody from its Dallas office to take over as its new U.S. managing partner, starting next year. He replaces corporate partner Daryl Lansdale, who is returning to practice full-time. (BLAW via BLB)

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell was hit with a lawsuit by a former black former associate in New York who accuses the firm of discriminating against him and then retaliating when he complained. (BLAW via BLB)

  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan became the latest firm to say it will accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for payment of fees. (American Lawyer)

  • The credibility of the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings is in doubt. (BLAW via BLB)

  • A Justice Department memo said House impeachment investigators can’t force executive branch witnesses to testify about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine unless they allow the witnesses to be accompanied by a government lawyer. (BN)

  • Hogan Lovells hired real estate finance lawyer Ana Lazo Tenzer as a partner in its corporate practice in Denver. She arrives from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she was chair of the finance & lending group. She was previously Brownstein Hyatt’s real estate co-chair. She started her legal career at Paul Hastings in New York. (HoganLovells.com)

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hired two corporate partners who focus on energy projects and transactions. Akin Gump’s former Abu Dhabi office co-managing partner, Chadi Salloum, joins Morgan Lewis’ Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices. He mainly represents energy, power, and infrastructure clients. Former King & Spalding partner Jennifer Josefson joins in Moscow and London. She focuses on oil, gas, liquefied natural gas, petrochemical, power, mining, and natural resources sectors. (MorganLewis.com)

Lawyers, Law Firms

  • Former Quinn Emanuel San Francisco office chief Jennifer Kash used to bill 3,500 hours per year. She’s now living in the Caribbean running a non-profit. (Above The Law)

  • As in-house legal departments look for new ways to cut their outlays, they are giving more work to non-law-firm service providers. (BLAW via BLB)

  • The Association of Corporate Counsel announced its 2020 global board of directors. (Corporate Counsel)

  • Nixon Peabody last week hired a new chief marketing and growth officer, Danielle Wuschke Paige, who previously worked as U.S. tech practice leader at marketing agency FleishmanHillard. (BLAW via BLAW)

  • DLA Piper named corporate partner Nicole Brennig co-managing partner of its Austin office. She joins tech and IP partner John Guaragna, who has served in the role since 2017. (DLAPiper.com)

  • Munger, Tolles & Olson San Francisco-based litigation partner Jerry Roth begins a one-year term as president of the Paris-based International Association of Lawyers on Nov. 9. (MTO.com)


  • Winston & Strawn client MML Capital Partners made a minority equity investment in accounting and consulting firm StoneTurn Group, LLP. (StoneTurn.com)

  • Locke Lord client PTC Inc., a computer software and services company, acquired Onshape Inc., which develops 3D computer aided design software that enables online collaboration via its cloud-based subscription-as-a-service offering. The price was $470 million. (SeekingAlpha.com)

  • DLA Piper advised Contino, a London-based technology consulting firm that last month agreed to be acquired by IT services and digital consulting company Cognizant Technology Solutions for an undisclosed amount. Contino advises on Amazon’s cloud arm Amazon Cloud Services. (Yahoo Finance)

Laterals, Moves, In-house, Promotions

  • Arent Fox’s insurance & reinsurance practice group added a 40-year veteran in the industry, John Sarchio, as partner. Arent Fox also added senior counsel Richard Liskov, a former deputy superintendent and general counsel in the New York State Insurance Department. Both Sarchio and Liskov were previously at Crowell & Moring and Dentons. (ArentFox.com)

  • Neal Gerber Eisenberg added intellectual property lawyer Timothy M. Nitsch as a partner. He arrives from Freeborn & Peters, where he was a partner and co-chair of the intellectual property litigation practice group. He earlier spent time as an associate at Vedder Price and Levenfeld Pearlstein. (NGE.com)

  • Carlton Fields added commercial litigator Scott L. Menger in Los Angeles as an associate. He arrives from Brown White & Osborn, the fifth attorney to join Carlton Fields’ L.A. office this year. (CarltonFields.com)

Legal Actions, Decisions

  • Workers suing Amazon.com Inc. and other employers for pay on time spent in mandatory security screenings have to go to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court with their case, a federal appeals court ruled. Littler Mendelson and Morgan Lewis are representing Amazon. (BLAW)

  • The Fortune Society, a non-profit that helps former prison inmates find a place to live, said it helped reach a settlement with a Queens landlord that agreed to pay almost $1.2 million to resolve a five-year-old lawsuit alleging it had a blanket policy of refusing to rent units to people with criminal records. (New York Post)

Regulators and Enforcement

  • AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $60 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it failed to tell unlimited data plan customers that it “throttled” their mobile data speeds after they exceeded a certain amount of usage. (BLAW)