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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Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced today the addition of Carmen J. Cole to its Los Angeles office, bolstering its national Labor and Employment practice in California. She is one of five principals to join the firm’s Los Angeles office in the past two months, adding to the firm’s approximately 800 attorneys across 20 offices coast to coast. (more…)

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Samantha C. Grant has joined the Century City office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Grant joins from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. (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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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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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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McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Erika Mayshar has joined the firm as a partner and will split time between the Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Ms. Mayshar will use her background as a tax lawyer to practice at the intersection of McDermott’s core practice areas of Tax, Health and Private Client. She will be a member of the Health Practice Group with a focus on tax-exempt representation of entities within the health care industry. (more…)

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Nixon Peabody continues its West Coast expansion with the addition of health care litigation partners Andrew H. Selesnick and Damaris L. Medina. With clients ranging from physicians and physician groups to hospitals and urgent care centers, substance abuse treatment providers and ambulatory surgery centers, Andy and Damaris have successfully litigated a number of high-profile health care cases, many in the health care reimbursement arena. (more…)

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Anderson Kill has opened an office in Los Angeles, California to facilitate and expand the firm’s insurance recovery work on the west coast. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented Dick Clark Productions Inc (“Dick Clark Productions”), the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, on its agreement for the sale of Dick Clark Productions to Dalian Wanda Group (“Dalian Wanda”) for approximately US$1 billion. The transaction marks Dalian Wanda’s first move into the television business. (more…)

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Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Brian G. Arnold has joined the firm as a partner in our Los Angeles office. Brian’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation as well as other complex commercial cases involving intellectual property matters. (more…)

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