Orrick Adds Energy Tax Expert in New York, Continuing Energy Sector Growth

Orrick announced today that Mark A. Caterini has joined the firm’s tax practice as a partner, resident in its New York office. Mark is a leading tax lawyer with particular focus on tax-incented financing of renewable energy projects. He is the 21st partner to join Orrick’s energy team this year, following the firm’s opening of its Houston office and growth of its London and Paris teams. Mark joins Orrick from O’Melveny & Myers.

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Akerman Continues New York Growth, Adding Six Lawyers Experienced in the Energy, Healthcare and Hospitality Sectors

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the continued expansion of its second largest office, with the addition of six lawyers in New York, including litigation partner Joshua Bernstein; real estate transactional partner Thomas Diorio; healthcare transactional partners Martin Monaco and William Weiner, and tax partner Ira Stechel, and of counsel Stefi George. Their collective experience enhances Akerman’s litigation, real estate and tax practices, and the firm’s strength in the energy, healthcare and hospitality sectors.

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Reed Smith Adds Superstar Entertainment & Media Partner in New York

Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Jess Drabkin as a partner in the firm’s global Entertainment & Media Industry Group in New York. Drabkin was most recently a partner at Grubman Shire & Meiselas. The addition of Drabkin follows on that of Leif Reinstein who joined the firm’s Entertainment & Media Industry Group in Los Angeles in April.

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