California PulseMark Geragos Owes LA Times $218K In Fees Over Libel Suit
Attorney Mark Geragos must pay the Los Angeles Times $218,000 in attorney fees and costs after the paper defeated his libel suit challenging its coverage of a settlement for Armenian genocide victims, a California state judge said, rejecting Geragos' contention that the defendants "are seeking a windfall."
In-HouseWinston & Strawn Bolsters NY Office With Rocket Central Atty
A former senior counsel for Rocket Central jumped back into private practice by joining Winston & Strawn LLP's New York office, the firm announced Wednesday.
In-HouseCovetrus Names Ex-Anesthesia Partners Atty As Global GC
Maine-based animal health technology company Covetrus has appointed a former top attorney with U.S. Anesthesia Partners as its new global general counsel and chief human resources officer.
In-HouseAudit Committees Take Growing Interest In GCs' Work
There was a time when a board of directors' audit committee mainly dealt with the company's chief financial officer. Now it seems more general counsel, chief compliance officers and chief technology officers are coming under audit committee scrutiny, according to a new study.
Daily LitigationBoies Schiller Hires White & Case Int'l Arbitration Atty In DC
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP announced Wednesday that it has added a longtime White & Case LLP partner to its international arbitration group in Washington, D.C.
Mid-LawIP Firm Patterson & Sheridan Opens Office In Alabama
Patterson & Sheridan LLP has opened an office in Huntsville, Alabama, that will be helmed by an attorney with local ties who formerly was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Modern LawyerLewis Brisbois Adds 2 Professional Liability Pros In Portland
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has hired two employment and professional liability attorneys previously with Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP as partners in its Portland, Oregon, office, the firm has announced.
Daily LitigationBradley Arant Adds Ex-Baker Botts Labor, Employment Leader
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is deepening its bench in the Lone Star State with the addition of its latest partner in Dallas, the former chair of Baker Botts' labor and employment practice.
DC PulseAkin Hires Top BIS Commerce Department Counsel In DC
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has hired the former U.S. Department of Commerce's chief counsel for the Bureau of Industry and Security, who has joined the firm as a partner in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Tuesday.
California PulseLos Angeles FBI Head, Recused From Girardi Case, Retires
The head of the FBI's Los Angeles office, who recused himself from investigations into indicted ex-lawyer Tom Girardi, has retired after nearly a year and a half in the post, the agency said Tuesday.