High-Profile Texas Oil and Gas Lawyer Dillon Ferguson Joins Pillsbury

Pillsbury today announced the addition of Dillon Ferguson, one of Texas’ foremost oil and gas lawyers, as a partner in the Litigation practice. Ferguson comes to the firm from Andrews Kurth and will split time between Pillsbury’s rapidly expanding Austin office and the Houston office.

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Prominent Cybersecurity + Privacy Partner Joins Cooley

Cooley is growing its privacy & data protection group with the addition of Andy Roth, who joins the firm as a partner based in New York. Roth arrives from Dentons, where he was co-chair of the firm’s global privacy & cybersecurity group; prior to that he was chief privacy officer at American Express.

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Orrick Adds Top Team in Paris

The international law firm Orrick announced today that a team of five leading French practitioners has joined its Paris office, including Hervé Touraine, one of the preeminent structured finance practitioners in Paris; Emmanuel Ringeval, an authority on leveraged lending and debt restructuring; Emmanuel Bénard, a sought-after advisor to international companies on complex French employment law issues; Patrick Tardivy, a rising star in M&A and private equity; and Olivier Bernard, a rising star in structured finance and debt capital markets. They all join from Freshfields.

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Morrison & Foerster Strengthens Finance Offering with New Partner in Berlin

Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Angela Kerek has joined the firm’s Berlin office as partner in its Finance Department. Ms. Kerek comes to Morrison & Foerster from Linklaters’ Frankfurt office. She brings to the firm a rare skillset and quality of experience, covering corporate finance, syndicated lending, leveraged buyouts, acquisition finance, real estate finance and alternative credit providers, and debt restructuring.

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