Nixon Peabody is expanding its West Coast corporate practice with the addition of seasoned tax attorney Shahzad A. Malik, who joins the Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice. Shahzad joins Nixon Peabody from Stradling, Yucca, Carlson & Routh, P.C., where he was chair of the firm’s tax practice. (more…)

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Linda Kornfeld, David Thomas, and Julia Holt have joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office in the Insurance Recovery group. Ms. Kornfeld joins as partner and vice chair of the group, Mr. Thomas joins as partner, and Ms. Holt joins as of counsel. The team comes to Blank Rome from Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, where Ms. Kornfeld was the Los Angeles office’s managing partner. The move to Blank Rome also reunites Ms. Kornfeld with Jim Murray, Chair of Blank Rome’s Insurance Recovery practice, and a number of her colleagues who joined Blank Rome from Dickstein Shapiro in February 2016. (more…)

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC has added Joseph R. Taylor as a partner in the firm’s Media & Entertainment Litigation Group. Mr. Taylor and his colleague, Tiffany R. Caterina, joined the firm today. They will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. (more…)

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Cozen O’Connor is thrilled to announce that effective October 1, 2017, all of the lawyers from the Los Angeles real estate and commercial litigation boutique, Gilchrist & Rutter, will join the firm. This transaction continues Cozen O’Connor’s ongoing expansion of its fast-growing and nationally recognized Real Estate Practice and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. Consistently ranked among the top real estate firms in the country, Gilchrist & Rutter’s full-service real estate practice encompasses commercial office, retail, multi-family, industrial, manufactured housing, development, financing, leasing, purchases, sales, joint ventures, exchanges, along with a regulatory and government relations practice. The following Gilchrist & Rutter attorneys will be joining Cozen O’Connor as Partners: Frank Gooch, III, Jonathan S. Gross, Richard H. Close, Paul S. Rutter, Thomas W. Casparian, Diane J. Hvolka, Peter E. Swain, and Duane M. Montgomery. Donald C. Nanney will join as Of Counsel, and Adam P. Wiley as an Associate. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today the addition of Douglas Emhoff as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice and its Media, Sport and Entertainment sector. Emhoff will be based in DLA Piper’s Los Angeles and Washington, DC, offices. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Esha Bandyopadhyay and Nimalka Wickramasekera have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as partners in the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, respectively. Esha joins the firm from Turner Boyd and Nimalka from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she and Esha previously worked together. (more…)

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Buchalter is pleased to announce that Andrew (“Andy”) Selesnick, Damaris L. Medina, and Suzanne Cate Jones have joined as Shareholders in the Health Care Practice Group in Los Angeles. Selesnick and Medina joined the Firm from Nixon Peabody, and Jones joined from Theodora Oringher. (more…)

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US and international law firm Clyde & Co has announced the opening of an office in Los Angeles, which formalizes the firm’s presence there following partner Julie Hawkinson’s move to the city. As part of the opening, Clyde & Co has hired Jim Koelzer from Robins Kaplan, who brings considerable expertise in representing domestic and international insurers in connection with complex claims and coverage litigation. (more…)

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Laura Reathaford has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Labor and Employment group in the Los Angeles office. She joins from Venable LLP. (more…)

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Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Erik Swanholt has joined the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Swanholt was a partner at Jones Day. (more…)

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Polsinelli announced today the addition of another three health care attorneys to its Los Angeles office, continuing a wave of strategic hiring to expand the firm’s footprint in California. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today that Paul Wassgren has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in Los Angeles. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Wassgren was a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP in Los Angeles, where he counseled clients doing business around the world, including China, Australia, Mexico, Belize and India, in a range of corporate matters. He also previously worked in business development for a biotechnology research and development company. (more…)

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