Pillsbury Expands National Litigation Practice with Addition of Partner Jean Kuei

Pillsbury today announced the addition of distinguished labor and employment lawyer Jean Kuei as a partner in the firm’s Litigation section. Kuei represents national employers in various types of labor and employment matters and comes to Pillsbury from Reed Smith. Reflective of her bi-coastal practice, she will be based in Washington, DC while also regularly working out of the firm’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

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Orrick to Add Leading Fintech and Financial Regulatory Advisor in London

Orrick announced today that Jacqui Hatfield, a leading advisor on UK and European Fintech and payments regulation, will join the firm on September 4 as a partner in the Tech Companies Group in London. Jacqui will join from Reed Smith, where she served as head of the Non Contentious Regulatory Team within its Financial Industry Group. She will be the fifth partner to join Orrick’s London office in the past 18 months.

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Los Angeles Based Liner to Merge with DLA Piper

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Liner LLP, a leading Los Angeles-based boutique law firm, has agreed to merge with DLA Piper. Founded in 1996, Liner focuses on litigation, real estate, business transactions and restructuring.

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Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Real Estate Member to Pittsburgh Office

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Mills to the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Mills is a member of the Real Estate and Public & Project Finance practice groups. Mills joins the firm from Reed Smith, where he was a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Finance groups.

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Trusts and Estates Partner Joins Norton Rose Fulbright in New York

Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Carolyn A. Reers, a respected trusts and estates lawyer, has joined the global law firm’s New York office as a partner. She comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from J.P. Morgan Private Bank and was previously a principal at Cummings & Lockwood LLC.

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Frost Brown Todd Hires Labor Attorney Rick Etter in Pittsburgh

Labor and Employment attorney Rick Etter has joined Frost Brown Todd (FBT) as a Member in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He joins FBT’s Labor and Employment Practice Group – a team of more than 45 lawyers and additional support staff in eight states across Mid-America – where he primarily will focus on defending employers throughout the country in complex employment litigation, including wage and hour class and collective actions arising under federal and state laws, and unfair competition litigation.

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