Theodora Oringher PC is pleased to welcome Jon Mower as a Senior Attorney in the firm’s Orange County office. Jon has over 30 years of experience in a wide array of litigation matters in federal and state courts including cases in California, Arizona, Florida, and New York. He has tried over 50 cases to verdict including contract and commercial disputes, employment claims, products liability and major personal injury cases, and professional liability claims. Jon’s current practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial disputes including partnership and business dissolution matters, class actions, and a variety of labor and employment disputes. He has also represented individual clients in major personal injury and business loss cases. (more…)

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Mr. Terry joins Rimon from Gunderson Dettmer, a Silicon Valley law firm specializing in representing emerging growth companies, where he co-launched the firm’s first international office in Beijing. Previously we was a partner at DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms.

Mr. Terry has extensive experience representing his clients on cross-border investments, market entry, outsourcing, technology transactions, joint ventures and M&A transactions. Mr. Terry’s experience spans a wide range of industry sectors, from mobile Internet, medical devices, digital advertising, and online gaming to clean-tech, semi-conductors, medical devices and education. Mr. Terry’s practice is truly global, having advised on hundreds of venture investments and M&A transactions involving the Americas, Asia and Europe, with a particular expertise in the U.S. and China markets. (more…)

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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to announce that Aaron Craig has joined as a partner in the firm’s Commercial and Complex Litigation Group. Mr. Craig brings more than 15 years of experience litigating high profile intellectual property, commercial and bankruptcy cases, with a focus on patent, trademark, entertainment and real property litigation. Last year, Mr. Craig won a seven-figure verdict in a three-week jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of a victim of a fraudulent mortgage brokerage scheme. Mr. Craig has prevailed for clients on both the plaintiff and defense side, in Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts and California Superior Courts, as well as federal administrative proceedings before the International Trade Commission and Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. (more…)

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Dentons announced today that Samuel R. Maizel has joined its Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Practice as a partner. Maizel focuses his practice on the health care industry. A popular speaker and prolific writer, he regularly contributes to healthcare and restructuring industry conferences and publications. He joins Dan Higgins as the second nationally known and widely respected lawyer in the healthcare industry to join Dentons on the West Coast in recent weeks. (more…)

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New partners in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Atlanta – including three lawyers returning to firm; latest additions to government contracts, complex tort and corporate practices

Los Angeles/San Francisco/Washington (June 25, 2015) – McKenna Long & Aldridge heads into its pending merger with leading global law firm Dentons with a strong burst of momentum. The firm announced it has added five new partners in the month of June – in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Atlanta – including three lawyers who previously practiced at McKenna.

The five partners span several key practice areas – government contracts and compliance, litigation and complex tort litigation and corporate transactions and regulation. (more…)

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O’Melveny & Myers LLP welcomes back Jim Bowman, Maggie Carter, and David Kirman as partners in the Firm’s White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations Group. All three O’Melveny alumni join from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and bring exceptional trial skills and diverse prosecutorial experience in healthcare, securities, and financial services fraud.

Their return to private practice was applauded by former Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of Major Frauds Section Beong-Soo Kim, now Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.: “Having had the privilege of supervising them at various points in their careers, I consider each to be a powerhouse in his or her own right—Jim in the area of securities fraud, Maggie with her public corruption cases, and David in the healthcare fraud arena. The fact that all three of these stellar lawyers have decided to return to O’Melveny is a coup for the Firm. Their arrivals demonstrate O’Melveny’s commitment to recruiting the best and brightest, and further cement O’Melveny’s reputation as a go-to firm for internal investigations, white-collar criminal defense, and bet-the-company litigation.” (more…)

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Fenwick & West today announced that David Johanson has joined the firm as a partner in its private equity practice. Johanson represents private equity sponsors in a broad range of growth capital, M&A, recapitalization, joint venture and other business transactions. He also represents technology companies that partner with private equity sponsors. David will be based in the firm’s Silicon Valley headquarters. (more…)

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Nossaman LLP has expanded its Environment and Land Use Practice Group with the addition of Michael Durkee as a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco office. He joins from McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Mr. Durkee practices land use, elections, and local government law in both administrative and judicial proceedings. He represents developers, builders, property owners, cities, counties, special districts, and interest groups in all aspects of California local government, elections, and land use entitlement, review, approval processes and litigation. He has transactional and litigation expertise in the laws and processes regarding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), local governance, general plans, specific plans, planning, zoning and development, vested rights (common law, development agreements, vesting maps), exactions (fees/dedications), the Subdivision Map Act, Williamson Act, and local elections (initiative, referendum, recall). (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Joel H. Rothstein has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate group of its Los Angeles office. Mr. Rothstein will continue his focus on structured finance, complex joint ventures and cross-border transactions in both the United States and Asia.

Mr. Rothstein led the Asia real estate and structured finance practices at his prior firm, where he regularly advised investment banks, private equity and sovereign wealth funds, real estate developers, and Asian and European investors in various areas, including real estate venture formation, non-performing loan acquisitions and dispositions, and investments in U.S. real estate. (more…)

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Cooley is expanding its compensation and benefits practice with the addition of partner Barbara Mirza. Mirza joins Cooley from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where she practiced for a total of 12 years in the firm’s New York and Los Angeles offices. Mirza also spent four years as a senior executive compensation and benefits advisor in the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young LLP. She will reside in the firm’s Los Angeles office and support the compensation and benefits needs of clients in the US and internationally. (more…)

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Business litigators Michael Katz and Adrianne Marshack have joined trial law firm Greenberg Gross LLP in Costa Mesa.

Katz for the past three years has headed Irvine-based Katz Yoon LLP, a boutique litigation firm he cofounded in 2012.

He previously was a partner in the Irvine and Los Angeles offices of Morrison & Foerster. His other stints include working as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara Crabb, former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. (more…)

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Cooley advised the initial purchasers on FireEye, Inc.’s Rule 144A private placement of $920 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2035. The sale of the notes included the initial purchasers’ exercise of their over-allotment option to purchase an additional $120 million aggregate principal amount of notes. (more…)

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