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BCG News - 10/27/03


Baker & McKenzie
announces new additions to their Paris office

Baker & McKenzie has announced five new hires for its Paris office, all from the law firm of EY Law. The two new partners and three associates are being brought in to enhance the firm's competition/distribution team. The competition/distribution practice area in Paris was almost doubled with the new additions. The 11 lawyer competition and distribution team in Paris is part of a global team made up of approximately 175 lawyers. Firm Press Release, 10/2/2003
BCG News - 10/27/03

London office of Paul Hastings expands
Paul Hastings recently announced that they will be enhancing their London office by adding a new environmental practice and expanding their real estate capabilities. Linda Fletcher, the current head of Jones Day
Gouldens' London real estate and environmental practice, will launch the new environmental practice. Three additional lawyers will join the real estate practice of Paul Hastings as associates in the London office. Having opened its London office in 1997, the addition of these practice areas as well as the increase in the office's attorney roster represent a significant growth to the firm's capabilities in Great Britain. Firm Press Release 10/22/2003

Hunton & Williams Atlanta office grows
The Atlanta office of Hunton & Williams continues its growth with a new lending service practice and the expansion of its corporate technology and labor teams. Three new attorneys that previously led the lending service practice of Smith Gambrell and Russell, including its former corporate head Bruce Moorhead, will head up the new practice area at Hunton & Williams. Additionally, Hunton & Williams has hired Timothy Dodson and John Neiditz to join its corporate technology group and labor teams respectively. Firm Press Release 10/8/2003

Corporate practice expansion for Hogan & Hartson
The Los Angeles office of Hogan & Hartson has announced the expansion of their corporate practice with the addition of two new lawyers. Ray La Soya joins Hogan & Hartson as a partner and has prior experience in high profile mergers and acquisitions, as well as in representing companies in large billion-dollar business deals. Ryan Bates joins as an associate from his previous position where he acted as general counsel to a post-production company. The Los Angeles office of Hogan & Hartson has over 50 lawyers. Firm Press Release 9/23/2003

Boutique Litigation firm joined Proskauer Rose
Earlier this summer, the Law Firm of Solomon Zauderer Ellenhorn Frischer & Sharp dissolved to become a part of Proskauer Rose. Known for its big case litigation involving complex commercial and corporate disputes, the Solomon law firm  was looking to increase their resources by joining a larger law firm. With over 300 litigation lawyers, Proskauer believes that the 20 litigators from Solomon will bring additional strength to its litigation practice as well as several new high profile clients. The staff of the Solomon law firm was also invited to join. Firm Press Release, 6/30/2003

Baker & McKenzie's continues to expand new health law practice in North America
Baker & McKenzie recently announced the addition of a fifth lawyer to their newly expanded North American health law practice. Michael H. Cook will be joining as a partner and will be the fifth of Baker & McKenzie's new health law lawyers to come from the firm of Jenkins & Gilchrist. In addition to Baker & McKenzie's European health care group of over 50 lawyers, the North American practice now consists of four lawyers in Dallas and Cook in Washington DC. The new North American group will focus on all aspects of health care, including regulatory issues and mergers and acquisitions. Firm Press Release, 10/8/2003

White & Case Adds New Real Estate Practice to London Office
White & Case expanded their global real estate practice this month by bringing in three lawyers to open a new practice in their London office. The two new partners and one associate will strengthen the firm's overall real estate practice as well as provide new services to their British clients. Partners Lorraine Ufland and David Cox bring considerable experience in commercial real estate, ranging from acquisitions to portfolio refinancing. The expansion of the real estate practice will contribute to the ability of the firm to provide real estate guidance across Central and Eastern Europe. Firm Press Release, 10/8/2003

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