Kevyn Orr returns to Jones Day as Washington Office Partner-in-Charge

The global law firm Jones Day is pleased to announce that Kevyn D. Orr, who recently served as the Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit, is returning to the Firm on May 1, 2015, as a partner in its Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice and as the Partner-in-Charge (PIC) of its Washington Office. Mr. Orr succeeds Gregory M. Shumaker, who has served as the PIC of the Washington Office since 2011, and who will become the leader of Jones Day’s Global Disputes Practice.

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Institutional Venture Partners Closes $1.4 Billion Fund

Cooley advised its long-time client Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) on the closing of IVP XV, its largest ever fund. The $1.4 billion fund is the second largest venture fund formed in the United States in 2015. Just three years ago, Cooley advised IVP on the formation of its first $1 billion fund.

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Herbert Smith Freehills advises ARRIS Group, Inc. on its £1.4 billion acquisition of Pace plc

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised US-listed ARRIS Group, Inc. a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology, on its £1.4 billion takeover of Pace plc, a UK-based leading technology solutions provider in the PayTV and broadband service industries.

The deal will result in a new holding company for the combined group, which will be incorporated in the UK and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The combined group is expected to have 2014 pro forma revenues of approximately US$8 billion and will employ more than 8,500 people globally in over 15 countries.

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Hinshaw & Culbertson Propels Insurance Practice Growth with Addition of Eight Partners

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced today the arrival of eight attorneys from Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP (MBT). The seven MBT partners joining include MBT founder Michael M. Marick and Scott M. Seaman who are both recognized leaders in the insurance industry, as well as John E. DeLascio, Karen M. Dixon, Rebecca R. Haller, James H. Kallianis Jr. and Jason R. Schulze. Timothy H. Wright, formerly an associate at MBT, will join Hinshaw as a partner. The team will be based in the firm’s Chicago office and their nationwide practice will complement the firm’s legal services across the United States and in London.

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Arnold & Porter Welcomes Eight Intellectual Property Litigators to Silicon Valley Office

Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that eight Intellectual Property litigators have joined the firm and will be resident in its Silicon Valley office. The addition will expand the firm’s IP litigation capability across a wide range of industries. It also adds a top tier Section 337 patent litigation practice with extensive experience before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

“We are pleased to welcome this team of litigators to the firm. Their knowledge of the technology sector, combined with first-chair trial experience in global, high-stakes matters, deepens our patent litigation capabilities,” said Arnold & Porter Chairman, Thomas H. Milch.

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Cozen O’Connor and Meckler Bulger Tilson Vote to Combine

Cozen O’Connor and Chicago-based Meckler Bulger Tilson (MBT) are pleased to announce their respective partners have agreed to a combination of 60 attorneys from MBT with Cozen O’Connor. Upon completion of the transaction, together with Cozen O’Connor’s existing attorneys in Chicago, the firm will have 60 attorneys in Chicago and 15 attorneys in San Francisco. MBT’s strengths in labor and employment, complex insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and white collar defense and government investigations will augment Cozen O’Connor’s existing practices in those areas. MBT also brings the country’s preeminent legal fee solutions business serving the financial services industry and corporate legal departments. It is anticipated that MBT’s attorneys will join Cozen O’Connor effective June 1, 2015.

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M&K Welcomes Peter C. Kennedy

McGivney & Kluger, P.C. is proud to announce that Mr. Kennedy has joined the firm as a Partner in M&K’s Philadelphia, PA office.

Mr. Kennedy has extensive jury trial experience in Pennsylvania State and Federal courts, and has taken cases to verdict in multi-million dollar product liability, negligence, toxic tort, personal injury, property damage, and civil rights actions. His trial experience includes the representation of businesses in a broad range of industries, including security, transportation, hospitality, consumer products, financial services, health care, and construction.

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Ropes & Gray Enhances Asset Management Practice in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Ropes & Gray LLP announced today that Paul H. Dykstra and Paulita A. Pike have joined as partners in the firm’s investment management practice in Chicago.

Mr. Dykstra and Ms. Pike represent mutual funds and fund boards in a broad range of matters, including corporate governance, reorganizations, compliance issues, and internal and SEC investigations.

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