Pillsbury Adds Leading Cross-Border Team in LA and San Francisco

Pillsbury today announced the addition of a litigation and corporate team on the West Coast, comprising three partners and several additional professionals. Partners Tom Liu and Stacie Yee join the Litigation practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and partner Jenny Liu joins the Corporate & Securities practice in San Francisco. The group comes to Pillsbury from Squire Patton Boggs.

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Zhong Lun Law Firm Completes Major U.S. Expansion to Los Angeles and San Francisco

Zhong Lun Law Firm, one of the top law firms based in China, has completed in May 2016 a major U.S. expansion, by expanding its New York Office, and opening new offices in Los Angeles and in San Francisco. These three offices spanning the U.S. represent another important step in Zhong Lun’s “Going Global” strategy, and will make Zhong Lun the Chinese law firm with the most extensive presence in the U.S.

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Dentons adds Nick S. Pujji as Partner

Dentons, the global law firm, today named Nick S. Pujji as partner in both the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Venture Technology practices. With an international client base spanning Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada and the United States, Pujji strengthens Dentons’, litigation, employment, class actions, securities, and venture technology and emerging growth companies capabilities.

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Squire Patton Boggs Expands Litigation Capabilities with Prominent Food, Beverage and New Media Lawyer Gregory J. Morrow in Los Angeles

Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Gregory J. Morrow has joined as principal in the firm’s Litigation Practice, based in Los Angeles. Most recently in private practice, Mr. Morrow previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Contessa Premium Foods, a fully integrated international consumer products company, for fifteen years.

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Akerman Expands Los Angeles Office with Addition of Former Reading International General Counsel William Ellis

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, has bolstered its growing Los Angeles office with veteran real estate lawyer William “Bill” Ellis, who joins the firm as a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. Ellis brings substantial experience to Akerman’s formidable real estate team, enhancing the firm’s transactional work on behalf of financial institutions and investment funds. As former general counsel of global real estate conglomerate Reading International, Inc., Ellis also expands the firm’s capabilities for domestic and international clients in the hospitality and retail sectors.

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Proskauer Continues to Expand National Litigation Practice with Two Leading Litigation Partners

International law firm Proskauer today announced the arrival of two nationally acclaimed litigators, Bart Williams and Manuel Cachán, as partners in its Los Angeles office. They will become members of Proskauer’s Commercial Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations and Sports Law Practice Groups. Mr. Williams will become the co-chair of Proskauer’s Los Angeles Litigation practice.

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K&L Gates Welcomes Los Angeles Government Enforcement Partner from SEC

The Los Angeles office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Leslie A. Hakala as a partner in the government enforcement practice. Hakala joins from the Los Angeles Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she was Senior Counsel with the Enforcement Division.

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