Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani today announced the forthcoming addition of another practice group from Sedgwick LLP in its California offices. The new attorneys (who will be joining Gordon & Rees as of the first of the new year) will practice primarily in the firm’s Maritime Group, and will reunite with other former Sedgwick lawyers who had previously moved to join Gordon & Rees’s Commercial Litigation Group. (more…)

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VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Craig P. Wood has joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Wood was a sole practitioner and before that a partner and West Coast Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Foley & Lardner LLP. (more…)

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Allen Matkins, a California-based full service business and real estate law firm, announced today the addition of securities and corporate governance litigation partner Richard S. Horvath, Jr. to its San Francisco office. Rick brings to the firm’s Litigation Department and Corporate Governance & Compliance Group a diverse practice focused on representing directors and public companies in complex litigation involving alleged corporate misconduct or violations of federal securities laws. (more…)

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International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Roger Kuan and Jason Novak have joined as partners in the Firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice. Roger and Jason will be resident in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. (more…)

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Fenwick & West announced today that Idan Netser has joined the firm as a tax partner. Netser joins Fenwick’s highly recognized tax group which numerous organizations rank as one of the top international tax and corporate practices. (more…)

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Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Lloyds Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Mizuho Securities USA LLC, in connection with the public offering by Air Lease Corporation of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.75% Senior Notes due 2023 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2027. The net proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, the purchase of commercial aircraft and the repayment of existing indebtedness. (more…)

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Davis Polk is advising J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial adviser to Cavium, Inc. in connection with its $6 billion acquisition by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. The transaction is subject to the approval of the shareholders of Cavium and Marvell, as well other customary closing conditions and receipt of required regulatory approvals. (more…)

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McKool Smith Hennigan secured a $5 million jury verdict on behalf of The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles and the California Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary against developer Dana Hollister to recover legal fees stemming from a long running dispute in which Hollister attempted to interfere with the Archbishop’s $14.5 million deal to sell a former convent to international pop star Katy Perry and her company, The Bird Nest LLC. (more…)

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Gary Caris to its Los Angeles office as a partner in the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department. He joins the firm from Diamond McCarthy LLP. (more…)

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Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Gabriel Ramsey as a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice groups in San Francisco. Ramsey is a leading California trial lawyer who brings more than 17 years of experience handling complex technology litigation, with a particular focus on intellectual property and cybersecurity. He advises clients on investigations and litigation concerning cybercrime, as well as enforcement matters involving patents, trade secrets, fraud, and other commercial disputes. (more…)

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Nossaman has expanded its Public Pensions and Investment Practice Group with the addition of Peter Mixon, who joins as a Partner. Mr. Mixon joins from K&L Gates, where he served as a Partner. Before joining K&L Gates, he was General Counsel for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) for eleven years. (more…)

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Dentons, the global law firm, welcomes two more partners to its award-winning Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Randy Omid and Michael Swett join the firm’s San Francisco office. (more…)

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