David Thomas

Another Zoom summer? Firms rethink associate programs as COVID-19 restrictions lift

May 14 2021

After being forced to hold their 2020 summer associate programs remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several U.S. law firms are opening the door to having summer associates in the office this year.

Weil snags London partner from Clifford Chance, betting on EU competition work

May 14 2021

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has added a longtime Clifford Chance partner in London, Jenine Hulsmann, whose recent experience includes advising a major Spanish telecom company on a roughly $40 billion deal.

Crowell taps PhRMA exec for government affairs, public policy role

May 13 2021

A former official with the leading U.S. pharmaceutical trade association has joined Crowell & Moring and the law firm's policy and regulatory affiliate, the firm announced Thursday.

Dewey & LeBoeuf bankruptcy vet tapped for Kossoff case

May 13 2021

A prominent boutique bankruptcy lawyer and veteran of winding down failed law firms has a new assignment: overseeing the dissolution of a New York real estate law firm whose founder vanished last month amid a string of client lawsuits.

Jenner's Neil Barofsky scores another monitorship in UAW case

May 12 2021

Jenner & Block's Neil Barofsky, who was tapped by a federal judge https://www.reuters.com/world/us/former-us-prosecutor-named-united-auto-workers-monitor-2021-05-12 Wednesday to oversee the United Auto Workers union's consent decree with federal prosecutors, will have plenty of monitorship experience to draw on.

Emails from Jones Day vendor breach have Chicago officials playing defense

May 12 2021

The data breach of a file-transfer service used by Jones Day is causing fresh headaches this week, both for the law firm and city officials in Chicago.

Defunct Kenyon & Kenyon loses $9 million battle with former IP client

May 12 2021

A New York state judge has blocked a legacy firm of Hunton Andrews Kurth from recovering more than $9.3 million from a former client that invented a system for internet music and film downloads.

Thompson & Knight finance leader jumps to Baker Botts ahead of merger

May 11 2021

Shad Sumrow, who practiced at Thompson & Knight for more than two decades and led its firmwide finance group, is taking his practice to fellow Texas firm Baker Botts.

DNC finance director, Biden fundraiser Clayton Cox joins McGuireWoods

May 06 2021

McGuireWoods' lobbying and consulting arm announced on Thursday that it's adding Clayton Cox, the former national finance director of the Democratic National Committee and a veteran of three presidential campaigns, to its leadership.

Lawsuits pile up against M.I.A. New York real estate lawyer Mitchell Kossoff

May 05 2021

The legal troubles of Mitchell Kossoff, a New York real estate attorney who reportedly vanished last month, are continuing to mount this week with more plaintiffs filing lawsuits against him and his now-shuttered law firm.

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