Roetzel’s Orlando Office Adds Two Additional Attorneys

The Orlando office of Roetzel & Andress, LPA, recently expanded with the addition of two prominent attorneys. The firm is pleased to announce that Gary M. Berkson and Raymond L. Schumann have joined the firm as partners.

“We are very excited to have both Gary and Ray here with us in Orlando,” said, Thomas Wert, Partner-in-Charge of Roetzel’s Orlando office. “Their respective areas of legal expertise enable us to continue to expand the already strong foundation of our Orlando office and grow the firm as well.”

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Sidley Austin LLP Expands in Houston with Addition of New Global Finance and Energy Partner

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Robert G. Stephens has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Global Finance and Energy practices. He will have a leadership role in the Finance practice in Houston. Mr. Stephens is a highly regarded finance and energy lawyer whose practice is principally focused on structured energy transactions, including secured financings and derivatives transactions and energy asset acquisitions.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises on Petróleos Mexicanos’ Sale of US$6 Billion in Debt Securities the First 2015 Latin American Sale

Shearman & Sterling represented BBVA Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as managers in connection with the offering of US$6.0 billion of securities issued in three separate tranches (collectively, the “Securities”), the first offering by a Latin American issuer in 2015.

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Paul Hastings Represents JP Morgan in Connection with $5 Billion Financing For Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., RBS Securities Inc. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the administrative agent, in connection with a $3 billion revolving credit facility and a $2 billion 364-Day revolving credit facility for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

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Orrick Adds Premier White Collar and Cybersecurity Lawyers in Seattle

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that the team of John W. Wolfe and Aravind Swaminathan have joined the firm’s White Collar & Corporate Investigations Group as partners in its Seattle office. Mr. Wolfe is one of the preeminent criminal defense lawyers on the West Coast. Mr. Swaminathan, a former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District of Washington, is a leading cybersecurity authority.

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Nixon Peabody and Chicago’s Ungaretti & Harris Announce Merger

International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP and Chicago’s Ungaretti & Harris LLP will merge effective February 1, 2015. The move reaffirms Nixon Peabody’s position as a major law firm in Chicago and the Midwest with the addition of 100 lawyers whose experience spans the full range of legal services. The combined firm retains the Nixon Peabody name and brand.

Andrew I. Glincher, who continues as Managing Partner & CEO for Nixon Peabody said, “We are privileged to team up with a prestigious law firm like Ungaretti & Harris with a stellar reputation serving public and private clients.” He continued, “This combination is responsive to the needs of our clients with interests in Chicago and the Midwest as we grow and diversify our services there. At the same time, this merger offers Ungaretti & Harris clients more than 600 lawyers across Nixon Peabody’s international platform that includes offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and London.”

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Phil Catanzano Joins Holland & Knight from U.S. Department of Education

Former U.S. Department of Education civil rights attorney Phil Catanzano has joined Holland & Knight as a senior counsel in the Boston office. Mr. Catanzano will be a member of the firm’s education practice, one of the largest in the country.

At the U.S. Department of Education, Mr. Catanzano worked in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where he conducted investigations and compliance reviews of public and private secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, as well as state agencies, across New England to ensure compliance with federal statutes, regulations and guidelines. He also negotiated and monitored compliance agreements following investigations, facilitated mediations between educational institutions and complainants, and provided individualized training to educational institutions and other groups.

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Haynes and Boone Opens Denver Office with Highly Regarded Lawyers, Anne Weber and Alan Talesnick

Haynes and Boone, LLP today proudly announces the opening of a Denver office and the addition of two new partners, well-known midstream and pipeline practitioner Anne Weber and Alan Talesnick, who focuses his practice on securities and corporate matters.

They will be joined by two Houston-based Haynes and Boone lawyers with significant Denver contacts — Partner Patrick L. Hughes and Counsel Robert Thibault — with the ultimate goal of establishing a substantial presence to serve the Denver business community, said firm Managing Partner Tim Powers.
“Haynes and Boone has a long history of working with clients and contacts in the greater Denver area, so establishing a physical presence in Denver is a natural way to build upon those relationships and reach out to important constituents in the region,” Powers said.

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