Fox’s LA Office Welcomes Two Esteemed Media and Entertainment Pros

Strengthening the firm’s commitment to the entertainment industry, Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to welcome David Aronoff and Lincoln Bandlow as partners to its Los Angeles (Century City) office.

“We are very excited to have Lincoln and David join our team,” said Los Angeles Office Managing Partner and Entertainment Department Chair Darrell D. Miller. “Their first class entertainment practice and strong backgrounds in IP law and First Amendment work, will make them valuable assets to our clients across the country, our entertainment department and the firm at large.”

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Kirkland & Ellis Represents Madison Dearborn, Ikaria in $2.3B Sale to Mallinckrodt

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Madison Dearborn Partners and Ikaria, Inc., a privately held critical care company, which today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Mallinckrodt plc under which a subsidiary of Mallinckrodt will acquire Ikaria from a Madison Dearborn-led investor group in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion. Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK), is a leading global specialty biopharmaceutical company. Subject to customary closing conditions, the parties expect the transaction to be completed early in the second calendar quarter of 2015. 

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Covington Opens Los Angeles Office

Covington will open a new office in Los Angeles on March 9. The office will be staffed by current firm lawyers and three new senior lawyers and will focus initially on insurance coverage, media and content distribution, patent litigation, public policy/government affairs and white collar defense.

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Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Attorney Caroline Mankey Joins Sedgwick

Sedgwick announced the addition of Caroline H. Mankey as a partner in its Los Angeles, California office. Joining from Cypress, LLP, Mankey was formerly a partner at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, LLP. She specializes in commercial matters, with concentration in intellectual property litigation and transactions in the entertainment and technology sectors, and complex business disputes involving licensing and contract issues, unfair competition, business interference, trade secrets, and privacy, publicity and media rights. She also handles business disputes involving sexual harassment and employment issues.

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Timothy Gorry Joins Theodora Oringher PC

Theodora Oringher is pleased to welcome Timothy Gorry as a Senior Attorney in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Tim has specialized over the past 25 years in representing entertainment, sports, private equity, banking, software, financial, telecommunications and manufacturing companies in litigation matters in state and federal courts, federal agencies and arbitration panels.

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Crowell & Moring Expands West Coast Energy and Corporate Capabilities with Project Finance and M&A Partner Elliot Hinds

Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner Elliot Hinds to the firm’s Energy and Corporate groups. Hinds joins the firm from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he was a member of that firm’s Global Project Finance Group.

“As we continue to grow our Energy practice, a key objective is to expand our finance and transactional bench, especially on the West Coast. Elliot hits to both of these fields and perfectly complements our regulatory capabilities. It allows us to offer end-to-end service in this sector, which is of tremendous value to our clients,” said Larry F. Eisenstat, partner and chair of Crowell & Moring’s Energy Group.

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Venable Adds Labor and Employment Partner Laura Reathaford in Los Angeles

Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Laura Reathaford has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the national Labor and Employment Practice Group. With a focus on management-side employment litigation, Ms. Reathaford specializes in wage and hour collective and class actions, including representative actions under the Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”). Ms. Reathaford comes from Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles where she was Special Counsel.

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Nixon Peabody growing again in Los Angeles: Justin Thompson adds real estate heft

Nixon Peabody continues to add depth and breadth in Los Angeles. On the heels of announcing the arrival of a four-attorney Fashion & Entertainment team, Justin X. Thompson joins Nixon Peabody’s Southern California office bringing with him a growing real estate practice and a wealth of experience handling real estate transactions of all shapes and sizes. Justin is leaving his position as a partner in the Land, Environmental and Natural Resources group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, where he was also a co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality practice.

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