Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Further Expands Corporate and Securities Practice

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Katherine H. Ku has joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Ku was previously a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.

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Nixon Peabody Strengthens Its California Healthcare Practice with Two Litigation Partners

Nixon Peabody continues its West Coast expansion with the addition of health care litigation partners Andrew H. Selesnick and Damaris L. Medina. With clients ranging from physicians and physician groups to hospitals and urgent care centers, substance abuse treatment providers and ambulatory surgery centers, Andy and Damaris have successfully litigated a number of high-profile health care cases, many in the health care reimbursement arena.

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Venable Adds High-Profile, Four-Member Team to Its Tax and Wealth Planning Practice in Los Angeles

Venable LLP, an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm, announced today the addition of four high-profile partners to its growing national Tax and Wealth Planning practice. Jonathan C. Lurie, William R. Burford, and Andrew D. Copans joined the firm as partners in the Los Angeles office. Jason P. Trenton will also join the firm as a partner in early January 2017. The four-member team was previously with McDermott Will & Emery LLP and brings with it three paralegals and three staff members.

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Experienced Healthcare Lawyer Joins Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine is strengthening its Healthcare Payments and Healthcare Litigation practices with the addition of Jordan Keville as a partner in our Los Angeles office. He brings more than 15 years’ experience representing healthcare clients in California and other states.

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Nixon Peabody Expands California Real Estate Practice

With a focus on growing its transactional practice on the West Coast, Nixon Peabody has expanded in Southern California with the arrival of land use partner Bryan LeRoy. Based in Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office, Bryan represents private and public entities in planning, land use, energy and infrastructure as well as other real estate development matters.

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Five Partners Join Akerman’s Los Angeles Office; Land Use Group Expands California Real Estate Team

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the expansion of its Los Angeles office with key additions to the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use, Corporate and Litigation Practices. Land use partners Ellen Berkowitz, Lisa Kolieb and Brady McShane, as well as senior urban planner Ellen Castillo join Akerman’s Real Estate Practice Group; partner Mark Liu joins the Corporate Practice Group, and partner Michael Weiss joins the Litigation Practice Group. With the addition of these five partners, Akerman has doubled the size of its Los Angeles office to 24 lawyers since 2015.

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