Akin Gump today announced that Terrence R. Allen, a public and private mergers and acquisition lawyer has joined the firm as a partner in its Irvine, Calif., office. He comes to Akin Gump from Pepper Hamilton after many years at Gibson Dunn’s Orange County office. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that prominent technology patent litigator, Kathi Vidal, will join the firm as managing partner of its Silicon Valley office and will be proposed as a member of its firmwide Executive Committee. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew Grossman has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as a partner in Los Angeles. Mr. Grossman was previously with Paul Hastings LLP. (more…)

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King & Spalding announces that Aaron Craig will join the firm as partner in the Los Angeles office. Aaron joins his former partner Joseph Akrotirianakis, who began at King & Spalding earlier this month. (more…)

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Wendy Huang Waszmer has joined the firm’s antitrust practice as a partner in the New York office. Waszmer was previously a litigation partner in the New York office of King & Spalding. (more…)

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Wendy Huang Waszmer has joined the firm’s antitrust practice as a partner in the New York office. Waszmer was previously a litigation partner in the New York office of King & Spalding. (more…)

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Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has welcomed six lawyers to its Global Insurance Department. All six lawyers bring substantial experience litigating complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. The six lawyers joining Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department include Stephen P. Pate, formerly of Norton Rose, who comes to the firm as a member in the Houston office, Lauren E. Figaro who joins as an associate in the Houston office from Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons; Michael R. Davisson and Valerie D. Rojas, who both join as members in the Los Angeles office; Patricia M. Parisi, who joins as of counsel in the Los Angeles office; and Andrea J. Giovannone, who joins as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Davisson, Rojas, Parisi, and Giovannone all join from Sedgwick. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announces the addition of Michael Heafey to its Intellectual Property practice as a partner in the San Francisco office. Heafey joins Troutman Sanders from King & Spalding’s Silicon Valley office. (more…)

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Pillsbury today announced the addition of prominent litigator David Lisi, who joins the firm’s Silicon Valley office as a partner. Well-known for his work representing technology and cyber-focused companies, Lisi’s addition expands Pillsbury’s litigation capabilities in Silicon Valley, where the firm has long offered a full line of sophisticated corporate legal services. He comes to the firm from Greenberg Traurig. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Comcast Corporation in connection with an SEC-registered offering in Taiwan of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.450% notes due 2047. The notes are listed on the Taipei Exchange and offered to professional institutional investors in Taiwan. (more…)

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Nossaman LLP has expanded its statewide Coastal Law practice with the addition of Steven Kaufmann as a Partner in its Los Angeles office. He joins from Richards, Watson & Gershon, where he practiced coastal law following 14 years as Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Coastal Commission. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Equinix, Inc. on its SEC-registered follow-on public offering of 6,069,444 shares of common stock including 791,666 shares that the underwriters purchased pursuant to their option to purchase additional shares. Equinix, Inc. intends to use the proceeds from the offering, together with the proceeds from its concurrent notes offering and existing term loan B borrowings, to finance the previously announced proposed acquisition of the colocation services business of Verizon Communications Inc. at 24 data center sites in the United States, Brazil and Colombia and related transaction fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes. (more…)

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