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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Holland & Knight Expands Structured Finance Team with Addition of Three Attorneys in Los Angeles

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that finance attorneys Brian Daigle, Ronald Goldberg and Warren Biro have joined the firm’s Los Angles office. The team, who previously were with Akin Gump, will be integrated into Holland & Knight’s national Structured Finance and Aircraft Finance teams. Mr. Daigle has joined as a partner, Mr. Goldberg as of counsel and Mr. Biro as an associate.

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Real Estate Attorney Douglas Praw Joins Holland & Knight in Los Angeles

Holland & Knight today announced that real estate attorney Douglas Praw has joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Praw has extensive experience in a wide range of real estate and public finance matters. He comes to Holland & Knight from Goodwin Procter.

“Doug is an excellent addition to our real estate practice in California,” said Susan Booth, head of Holland & Knight’s West Coast Real Estate Group. “He regularly represents some of the major players in the industry. His experience not only in real estate, but also in land use and finance, will be a valuable asset to the firm and our clients.”

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