Deepening its bench of highly experienced trial lawyers, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has added Joshua Briones, a litigator specializing in complex class action suits, to its Litigation Practice. He joins as Managing Member of the Los Angeles office as the firm continues to expand its West Coast presence. (more…)

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced that four lawyers have joined the Firm in its Banking & Finance Practice and will be based in its Irvine Office. All four lawyers arrived from the Orange County office of Snell & Wilmer, where they were members of that firm’s Commercial Finance Practice. (more…)

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Attorneys Brian D. Huben and Dustin P. Branch have joined Ballard Spahr as partners in Los Angeles, firm chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Huben and Mr. Branch have extensive experience representing owners, developers, and managers of commercial real estate in litigation and bankruptcy matters. (more…)

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Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Susan von Herrmann, Paula Leibovitz Goodwin, Jon D. Feldhammer and Richard J. Guggenhime have joined the firm’s Trust & Estate Planning practice in San Francisco. Susan, Paula and Jon join as partners and Rich joins as senior counsel. (more…)

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On May 10, 2016, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, in a 31-page decision, dismissed a putative class action lawsuit for securities fraud against Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited. Judge Wright held that the plaintiffs failed to adequately plead a material misrepresentation or scienter and that certain allegations were barred on statute of limitations grounds. (more…)

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Faegre Baker Daniels continues to build its Los Angeles presence with the addition of associate Howard Ruddell. (more…)

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Pillsbury today announced the addition of a litigation and corporate team on the West Coast, comprising three partners and several additional professionals. Partners Tom Liu and Stacie Yee join the Litigation practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and partner Jenny Liu joins the Corporate & Securities practice in San Francisco. The group comes to Pillsbury from Squire Patton Boggs. (more…)

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Cooley is enhancing its global private equity group with the arrival of three prominent partners. Ron Hopkinson joins in New York from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he was head of the firm’s private equity group. Eric Schwartzman joins in Palo Alto from Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Silicon Valley office. Hopkinson and Schwartzman, former partners of Latham & Watkins, worked extensively together in New York representing a myriad of private equity sponsors. In London, Stephen Rosen joins the firm from Olswang, where he was head of the private equity and venture capital group. (more…)

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Thomas J. Masenga has joined the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental practice group. Masenga joins from Seyfarth Shaw. (more…)

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Zhong Lun Law Firm, one of the top law firms based in China, has completed in May 2016 a major U.S. expansion, by expanding its New York Office, and opening new offices in Los Angeles and in San Francisco. These three offices spanning the U.S. represent another important step in Zhong Lun’s “Going Global” strategy, and will make Zhong Lun the Chinese law firm with the most extensive presence in the U.S. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Texas Instruments Incorporated on its SEC-registered debt offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.850% notes due 2022. The offering was made through an underwriting syndicate led by Barclays Capital Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Mizuho Securities USA Inc. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Megan Gess has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the Orange County office. She joins the firm from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, where she was a partner. (more…)

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