Lathrop & Gage Welcomes Two Attorneys in Chicago

Lathrop & Gage LLP announced today that Darren VanPuymbrouck has joined the firm’s business litigation practice as partner and Gregory Zinkl, Ph.D, has joined the firm’s intellectual property practice as of counsel.

“Darren and Greg are wonderful additions to our office and our continuing growth in Chicago is very exciting,” said Sue Charles, partner in charge of the Chicago office. “Each has tremendous experience in their respective practice areas and a broad client base. They add even greater depth to our litigation and IP practices and our national footprint provides an opportunity for them to better serve their clients at the local, regional and national levels.”

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Paul Hastings Represents BioMarin in $911 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN), a pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 9,775,000 shares of common stock. BioMarin estimated the offering would raise gross proceeds of $911.5 million before costs.

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Haynes and Boone New York Welcomes Trade and Project Finance Pro Ricardo Martinez, Bolsters Cross-Border Capabilities

Ricardo Martinez, a lawyer with broad experience in a wide range of cross-border finance transactions, has moved his practice to the rapidly expanding Haynes and Boone, LLP New York office as a firm partner.

In the last five years, Martinez has represented parties in more than $2 billion in financings in Latin America alone. He has also worked extensively with major Chinese and Japanese banks investing in Latin American enterprises and entities.

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George Terwilliger, Elite White-Collar Litigator and Former Top DoJ Official, Joins McGuireWoods in D.C.

George J. Terwilliger III, a leading Washington lawyer who served in an array of top Justice Department posts, and two new partners are joining McGuireWoods, where Terwilliger will co-chair the firm’s white-collar practice.

Terwilliger comes to McGuireWoods’ Washington office from Morgan Lewis along with accomplished litigation partner Robert J. Bittman and government contracts, litigation and enforcement partner Todd R. Steggerda. Terwilliger co-chaired the White-collar Litigation and Government Investigations practice at Morgan Lewis.

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Burr & Forman Expansion in Nashville Continues with Three Additional Attorneys

Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of three attorneys to its Nashville office, continuing the firm’s strategic plan for rapid expansion in Tennessee to match the region’s economic growth. Joining as partners are Jerry W. Taylor and Gregory T. Young, and associate J. Matthew Kroplin. With these additions, Burr & Forman now has added 13 attorneys in January to its Nashville office, more than doubling the location’s size to 23 attorneys. The firm now has 45 lawyers licensed to practice in Tennessee across nine offices in five states.

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TE Connectivity to Sell Broadband Network Solutions Business for $3 Billion

The Firm is representing TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) in connection with its definitive agreement to sell its Broadband Network Solutions business to CommScope, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) in a cash transaction valued at $3 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2015, and is subject to customary closing conditions including required regulatory approvals.

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Henderson Law to Join Greenberg Traurig

Henderson Law LLP is pleased to announce that it will move its financial services practice to Greenberg Traurig, LLP effective February 1, 2015. Greenberg Traurig has offices throughout the United States and in various overseas locations, including London, Shanghai and Tel Aviv. We will lead Greenberg Traurig’s futures and derivatives practice and will be actively involved in its securities practice. We are excited about the opportunities this will provide. Clients can expect the same high-quality, experienced, focused, and efficient representation that they have received over the past twenty-five years.

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Chadbourne Opens Johannesburg Office

Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that the firm has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The firm has also hired Lido Fontana as an International Partner in its Project Finance practice and as the Managing Partner of the Johannesburg office. Mr. Fontana will join the firm on 2 February from Bowman Gilfillan, one of South Africa’s leading corporate law firms.

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