Dentons US and McKenna Long to Combine

A merger of Dentons US LLP (“Dentons US”) and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (“McKenna Long”) has been approved by the partners of both firms. The news builds on the momentum of the previously announced combination between Dentons and 大成, creating the world’s largest law firm. Clients inside the US will gain unrivaled access to markets around the world, and international clients will enjoy increased strength and reach across the US

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Nixon Peabody Expands West Coast Corporate Practice

With a focus on expanding its corporate practice in California, Nixon Peabody has added partner Thomas Gaynor. Tom, who will split his time between the firm’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, represents companies, funds, and investors in various business stages

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Nationally Renowned Litigator Greg Evans Joins McGuireWoods as Partner in Los Angeles

Greg Evans, a nationally prominent and highly accomplished litigator with more than two decades of federal and state trial experience, has merged his specialty litigation practice with 1,000-lawyer McGuireWoods. The move adds a second area office, in downtown L.A., to the firm’s current office in Century City.

Evans left an elite major Wall Street firm in 2010 to found Integer Law Corporation, a small firm with a stellar record in high-stakes, high-profile litigation. Evans and Integer’s three associates will maintain their offices in downtown Los Angeles at 633 West 5th Street. McGuireWoods has 63 lawyers in its Century City office.

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Prominent Healthcare Group Joins BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler is proud to announce that leading healthcare attorneys Noah Rosenberg, Lenard “Len” Pick, and Lauren Wilson have joined the firm’s Los Angeles office and the national Healthcare Industry team. Rosenberg and Pick join as Partners and Wilson joins as Counsel. Rosenberg will serve as co-leader of the national Healthcare Industry team with Christopher J. Swift and B. Scott McBride. All three join from Rosenberg and Kaplan, a Beverly Hills-based law firm focused exclusively on healthcare law for hospitals, health systems, physician practices, and employers. They are known for developing industry-leading collaborations among hospitals and physician groups, and among healthcare providers and healthcare insurers seeking creative solutions to provide high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective healthcare to large client populations.

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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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