Sidley Continues Rapid Expansion in Los Angeles With New Century City Private Equity Partner

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Vijay S. Sekhon has joined the firm as a partner in Century City. He will be a member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practices and will focus on handling transactions for public and private companies, and private equity firms. Mr. Sekhon joins a rapidly growing team of lawyers in Century City, as Sidley continues to focus on strategic growth in Los Angeles.

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Hogan Lovells Draws Former Acting United States Attorney Stephanie Yonekura to Its White Collar Practice in Los Angeles

Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Stephanie Yonekura is joining the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice group. Yonekura joins the firm from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she most recently served as the acting United States Attorney for the Central District of California, the largest U.S. Attorney’s office outside of Washington, D.C.

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Alston & Bird Strengthens West Coast Finance Practice

Alston & Bird has bolstered its finance capabilities with the addition of Gregg Loubier as partner in the firm’s Finance Group in Los Angeles. Loubier joins from Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP in Los Angeles, where he was partner and chair of the Real Estate Finance Practice Group.

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Dentons Adds lawyer Carl R. Steen to Global Energy Practice

Dentons announced today that Carl R. Steen has joined the Firm’s Global Energy Practice as a Partner in Los Angeles, adding to the Firm’s rapidly-growing presence on the West Coast and strengthening its already robust transactional, infrastructure and project finance capabilities. Steen is the 50th lateral to join the Firm since the announcement of the merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge.

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WilmerHale Welcomes Intellectual Property Partner James Hill to Los Angeles Office

The law firm WilmerHale today announced the arrival of Partner James Hill to its Los Angeles office. Dr. Hill, who earned his MD from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, joins the firm in the Intellectual Property Department and will also be a member of the IP Litigation and Life Sciences Practices.

“We are thrilled to welcome James to the firm,” said Randall R. Lee, partner-in-charge of WilmerHale’s Los Angeles office. “James’ expertise in intellectual property—one of the firm’s core strengths—will be of tremendous value as we continue to grow our Los Angeles office, and will enhance our IP capabilities nationwide.”

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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp and Richardson Patel Announce Merger

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, the 107-year-old full-service law firm with extensive ties to digital media, entertainment, and other industries, and Richardson & Patel LLP, a boutique firm concentrated largely on corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate matters since its founding in 2000, announced that the law firms will merge effective July 1, 2015. The merged firm will retain the Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (MSK) name and combine offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C.

“We’re very proud to be joining forces with the talented and entrepreneurial team at Richardson Patel”

Kevin Gaut, currently managing partner of MSK, has been appointed Chairman of the merged MSK, and Nimish Patel, currently co-founder and co-managing partner of Richardson Patel, has been appointed Vice Chairman.

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