DLA Takes Charge of Milan Property Boutique
International Firm DLA Piper
Orrick Freezes Associate Salaries
Following Latham & Watkins and Dorsey & Whitney, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe announced that nearly 670 associate salaries would be frozen due to the ''challenging business environment.'' Associates in the US, Europe, and Asia will receive the same salary in 2009 as they did this year, according to a memo distributed on Monday. The memo didn't refer to what would happen to equity and nonequity partner compensation.
Whiteford Taylor Joins Former Head of U.S. Patent Office
The National Law Journal has reported that Bruce A. Lehman, the former head of the US Patent and Trademark Office during the Clinton administration, has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston—an addition that will help clients understand how the intellectual property landscape will change once Barack Obama is president. Lehman will advise clients on domestic and international property law and public policy law.