Blank Rome Welcomes Two Energy Partners in Pittsburgh

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Amy L. Barrette and Jeremy A. Mercer have joined the Firm as partners in the Energy, Environment, and Mass Torts practice group. Ms. Barrette and Mr. Mercer join Blank Rome from Norton Rose Fulbright where their practices were focused on complex commercial litigation for upstream oil and gas companies. Ms. Barrette and Mr. Mercer are based in the Firm’s Pittsburgh office.

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Orrick Adds to Venture Capital Team in London

Orrick announced today that Ylan Steiner, head of the London Venture Capital team at King & Wood Mallesons, has joined Orrick as a partner in its Technology Companies Group, resident in the London office.

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McDermott Welcomes Skilled Pair of Intellectual Property Litigators in DC

McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Nicole M. Jantzi and Paul M. Schoenhard as partners in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. The pair’s arrival in our Washington, DC office builds on the strength of McDermott’s IP litigation offerings, particularly with respect to the Firm’s capabilities in representing clients before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and in post-grant review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Latham & Watkins Adds Two Leading Energy Regulatory Partners

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick Nevins and Eugene Elrod have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partners in the firm’s Energy – Oil and Gas Industry Group and the Energy Regulatory and Markets Practice. Both are seasoned energy lawyers, with a focus on natural gas, LNG, and oil matters, particularly oil and gas transportation regulation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They represent a variety of companies in the natural gas and oil industries in the US that are involved in midstream, upstream and downstream gas and oil transportation (as both pipeline owners and shippers), as well as LNG development.

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Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand in Texas, Adds Three Attorneys in Austin and One in Dallas

Continuing its strategic growth in Texas, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Shareholders C. Mark Stratton and Craig A. Duewall as well as Associate Erik M. Weber to the Austin office’s Litigation Practice. The trio focuses on energy and commercial litigation matters and joined the firm from Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP. Additionally, Suchismita Pahi has joined the firm’s Dallas office as an associate in the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice.

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James R. Brown, Leading Tax Practitioner, Rejoins Ropes & Gray

Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced Jan. 17 that James R. Brown has rejoined the firm’s tax practice as a partner in New York. Mr. Brown previously practiced at Ropes & Gray for 15 years. He rejoins the firm from Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, where he was a partner and co-chair of the tax department.

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Nossaman Expands Litigation Practice In Sacramento With Industry Veteran Chris Hughes

Pryor Cashman is pleased to announce that entertainment industry veteran Ralph De Palma III has returned to the firm as Counsel in the Media & Entertainment Group. Based in New York, De Palma joins Pryor Cashman from Rayner Rowe LLP. Before entering private practice, he began his legal career in the Business Affairs Department of Sony Music, eventually becoming director of the group.

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Leading Japan-Focused M&A Partner Joins Morrison & Foerster’s Corporate Group in New York

Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Yasuhide Watanabe, a highly regarded mergers & acquisitions lawyer admitted in New York, California and Japan (bengoshi), has joined the firm’s Corporate Group in New York. Mr. Watanabe comes to Morrison & Foerster from Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, one of Japan’s largest law firms, where he was most recently the managing partner of its New York office.

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