Lucas Newsroom

March 8, 2018 - 12:47pm

Alston & Bird announced Wednesday that it has expanded its finance capabilities in its New York office, adding three partners and two associates from Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP with experience helping clients buy and sell loans and securities of distressed or bankrupt companies.

In the wake of the merger between Texas-based Andrews Kurth and Virginia’s Hunton & Williams LLP announced last month, partners David Hoyt, Kenneth Rothenberg and Russell Chiappetta joined Alston & Bird starting March 1, along with counsel Mathew Gray and Jason Cygielman.

February 23, 2018 - 1:40pm

Andrew Otis, after 17 years with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, which included a stint from 2014 to 2018 as not just the Chair of the environmental group but pretty much as the environmental group, recently joined Locke Lord as a partner in the firm’s environmental section of its Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group. 
New York Law Journal has the article. 

February 16, 2018 - 2:44pm

In a move that surprised absolutely no one since their departure from Quinn Emmanuel was announced a month ago, rock star litigators Philippe Selendy and Faith Gay again made headlines with the opening of their New York boutique Selendy & Gay along with 8 other former Quinn partners.&n

February 8, 2018 - 3:29pm

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced  that its associates would receive bonuses matching or in some cases exceeding those on the now-familiar scale established by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, which has remained the market standard for several BigLaw firms.

Associates who receive strong reviews or who logged an above-target numbers of hours, including work on pro bono matters, are eligible to receive between 1.1 and 1.35 times the standard class-level bonus amount. 

October 24, 2017 - 8:21am

Following the July 2017 departure of IP litigation partner Matt Pope, who was previously at Orrick for decades, fellow IP litigator Zheng (Jen) Liu leaves over a decade of tenure at Orrick to join Pope at virtual law firm Rimon, P.C.'s Palo Alto offfice as partner.