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Latham Hires Top Skadden Litigator in L.A.

Latham Hires Top Skadden Litigator in L.A.

Latham & Watkins has hired the chair of Skadden’s West Coast litigation department. Thomas Nolan, a former federal prosecutor whose clients have included Toyota Motor Corporation, MGA Entertainment, Inc. and Allianz Life Insurance Company, will work for Latham in downtown Los Angeles. Nolan said Latham is “the only other firm on the planet” where he


Baker Botts Hires 9 Norton Rose Partners on Merger Day

On the same day Norton Rose Fulbright announced a combination with Chadbourne & Parke, which brings the firm a large presence in the Northeast, its Texas competitor Baker Botts announced that it had hired nine Norton Rose partners in its hometown of Houston. The group includes David Peterman, former head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S.


Goodwin Nabs Top Tech Litigator From Orrick

After nearly 20 years at Orrick, technology litigator Neel Chatterjee has picked up and moved on to Goodwin Procter. Chatterjee, who is also well known for his law firm diversity initiatives and creative Halloween costumes, has represented some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies, including Facebook in complex litigation related to patents, trade secrets and technology

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Wake Up Call: Uber Hires Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Claims

• Uber Technologies Inc. hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to head an independent review into a former software engineer’s sexual harassment claims. Holder’s firm Covington & Burling LLP earlier led a probe of Airbnb Inc.’s handling of discrimination on its home-sharing platform. (Bloomberg) • Fueled by star lateral hires, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison had a

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Morgan Lewis Chair on Asia-Pacific Expansion

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has big plans for Hong Kong. The firm started off Monday by announcing expansion in the Asia-Pacific in an application to become a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong, seeking approval to associate with Luk & Partners, a newly formed Chinese law firm. Luk & Partners includes 13 attorneys who

A businessman walks past the headquarters of the Australian Stock Exchangein Bridge St, Sydney, Australia, Friday October 25, 2002 Photographer; Gillianne Tedder/Bloomberg News

Wake Up Call: White & Case Delays Australia Opening Over Lawsuit

• White & Case has delayed its opening of an Australian practice as a result of a lawsuit filed by London-based Herbert Smith Freehills against eight partners poached by the U.S. firm. (The Lawyer) In court papers, Herbert Smith Freehills alleges that the departures were “coordinated.” (Lawyers Weekly) • Microsoft Corp. is planning to overhaul its internal system for

Wake Up Call: Davis Polk Partners Earn $3.75M on Average

•  After a somewhat flat 2015, Davis Polk & Wardwell has rebounded, according to its managing partner, Thomas Reid. Pushing through headwinds in capital markets and jittery European and Asian markets, the firm posted about 10.3 percent growth in revenue, to $1.18 billion in, 2016, with profits per partner surging about 12.5 percent to $3.75 million. (Am Law Daily)

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Sidley Hires Seven Kirkland Partners in Munich

Sidley Austin has hired eight corporate partners in Munich — seven from Kirkland & Ellis and one from Linklaters. The group is led by Kirkland M&A partner Volker Kullmann and Linklaters head of German banking and financial restructuring partner Kolja von Bismarck, the firm announced on Wednesday. Kullmann’s client matters, according to his firm biography, have included