BCG News - 10/20/03
Global head of Clifford Chance
Steve Newborn, a Washington, D.C. lawyer who headed up the anti-trust division of Clifford Chance's global practice, has left his firm to take on a similar role at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Vinson & Elkins recently opened their fifth international office in Dubai
With one of the most well-respected energy practices in the world, Vinson & Elkins decided that it only made sense to open an office where two-thirds of the world's oil and gas resources are located, especially with the recent spate of firms making the same move. Vinson & Elkins' Dubai office is currently staffed by three attorneys - two associates and one Of Counsel. The expansion has been planned for months, with the firm finally announcing the new office on the 9th of October. Several firms have recently opened offices in the Middle East, with Dubai among the most popular locations. Firm Press Release, 10/09/03
Chicago law firm Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg adds a bankruptcy practice
With the addition of seven attorneys from Freeborne & Peters, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg has recently announced that it will be setting up a bankruptcy practice. Three partners are among the seven attorneys making the move from Freeborne, and they bring with them some impressive experience, including work on the reorganizations of such high-profile clients as United Airlines. Forbes.com, 10/07/03
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart adds two new practice areas to its Miami office
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart added three new attorneys to its Miami office last month and, as a result, two new practice areas in the branch office. Two partners, one who will specialize in maritime law and another who will head the office's bankruptcy department, joined the firm along with one associate, all from the small local firm of Ferrell, Schultz, Carter & Fertel, P.A. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart has ten domestic offices and over 730 attorneys. Firm Press Release, 9/25/03
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