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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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of prominent attorney Marty Lorenzo to the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Lorenzo joins the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team as a partner. He is the fourth lateral partner since December to join Kilpatrick Townsend’s growing Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team. Recent additions include Dan Bell, Sandy Smith and Lou Barbieri.
Mr. Lorenzo brings over 28 years of legal, business and military experience – approaching matters with an innovative mindset and intellectual curiosity. His unique skill set crosses diverse disciplines and integrates the sound judgment of a proven legal advisor, the strategic outlook of an entrepreneur, and the results-oriented discipline of a senior military professional.

Mr. Lorenzo represents domestic and international clients across a broad variety of industries ranging from software and technology, medical device and life sciences, and aerospace and defense. He regularly advises clients on critical transactions and business strategy development, leads clients’ mergers & acquisitions efforts and their capital formation transactions, manages public company reporting obligations, and advises boards of directors. Mr. Lorenzo regularly provides counsel on operational matters including corporate governance, internal investigations, federal securities compliance foreign corrupt practices and post-merger integration issues.

“Marty is a terrific addition to our San Diego office,” said Rich Cicchillo, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team Leader. “He is a proven leader with a wide-ranging domestic and international corporate and transactional practice. Marty’s deep familiarity with the software, medical device, life sciences, aerospace & defense contracting, and sports & apparel industries further enhances our capabilities and breadth in these key economic sectors. Additionally, Marty’s experience in technology licensing reinforces our capabilities in our West Coast offices and throughout the firm.”

“Kilpatrick Townsend has a strong national reputation and serves an impressive and expanding client base,” said Marty Lorenzo. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to working with familiar colleagues who put client service first and encourage collaboration.”

Mr. Lorenzo, a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and a combat veteran, is currently in his 28th year of service and has been a leader at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.

During his military career, Mr. Lorenzo, has held various command and staff billets with units from Company to Expeditionary Force level.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lorenzo was a partner in the San Diego, California office of an international law firm where his practice focused on international business, corporate finance and securities. He earned his J.D. and received his B.A. from the University of San Diego.

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Davis Polk today announced that Ronald Cami will join the firm as partner in the Corporate Department. Mr. Cami will be based in Davis Polk’s Menlo Park office. (more…)

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Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Leif Reinstein as a partner in its global Entertainment & Media Industry Group, working from the firm’s Century City office. Most recently a partner at Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, Reinstein was previously Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at British international television content and production/distribution company FremantleMedia. (more…)

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