Cooley Law Firm Moving to Hudson Yards

NEW YORK – Global law firm Cooley LLP has signed a deal to relocate its New York headquarters to 55 Hudson Yards, leasing 130,000 square feet across five floors near the top of the building when it opens in 2018. “Becoming part of this visionary new development further reinforces our commitment to investment and growth …

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Fried Frank Law Firm Chooses Five New Partners

NEW YORK — NY law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced that it has elected five new partners and promoted three new special counsel. All but one are located in New York. The moves are effective March 1, 2017. “Our success today and in the future rests on our ability to continually attract, develop, retain and promote …

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Schultz Roth Law Firm Elects Four New Partners

NEW YORK — The law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) has elected Antonio L. Diaz-Albertini, Seth R. Henslovitz, Seetha Ramachandran and Ji Hye You as partners. The firm has also promoted Conrad Axelrod, Melissa G.R. Goldstein, Scott A. Heard and Jenny K. Needelman to special counsel. Diaz-Albertini, Henslovitz, Ramachandran, You, Axelrod, Heard and …

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Fitzpatrick Law Firm Names Three New Partners

NEW YORK — Intellectual property law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, has named Susanne Flanders, Natalie Lieber, and Dennis McMahon have been named partners in the firm, effective New Year’s Day. “Susanne, Natalie, and Dennis are each extremely talented attorneys who have contributed tremendously to our firm. We are proud to call these admirable …

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Lowenstein Sandler Promotes 16 Attorneys

NEW YORK — The law firm Lowenstein Sandler, based in Roseland, NJ, announced that three attorneys have been elected to the partnership. In addition to the promotions of Valeska Pederson Hintz, Reynold Lambert, and Edward Nadel to partner, 13 associates have been elevated to counsel, all of which became effective on New Year’s Day. “We …

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Trump Nominates Jay Clayton to Head SEC

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Jay Clayton Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and said he wants to get rid of many regulations that affect businesses. Clayton is currently a partner with NY law firm Sullivan & Cromwell  and brings decades of experience helping companies navigate complex federal regulations to …

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Milbank Tweed Elects Five New Partners

NEW YORK — The NY-based law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced that five attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership effective on New Year’s Day. “We are delighted to announce the firm’s newest partners, all of whom have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a deep commitment to legal excellence and superior client …

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White and Case Promotes 26 to Counsel

New York law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 26 lawyers to counsel and 15 to local partner beginning on January 1, 2017. “These promotions reflect the quality and achievement of our lawyers and the truly global and diverse nature of our Firm,” said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. “They embrace 21 offices and 13 …

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Simpson Thacher Elects 11 New Partners

NEW YORK — Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, one of New York’s largest law firms, has elected 11 attorneys to become members of the Firm effective January 1, 2017. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 900 lawyers. Simpson Tacher has headquarters in New York with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São …

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Pay for Top Corporate Lawyers Tops $1 Million

ROCHESTER, NY — Compensation for general counsel lawyers increased 6.9 percent this year, topping $1 million, according to the Equilar & BarkerGilmore General Counsel Pay Trends 2016 report, which evaluated more than 1,400 GCs for companies ranging from less than $1 million to nearly $500 billion in annual revenue. This increase reflects the growing importance of …

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Law Firm Abrams Fensterman Moves to New Office

LAKE SUCCESS, NY — The law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, announced the move of its Long Island office to 3 Dakota Drive in Lake Success, NY, effective immediately.  With over 50 attorneys and more than 40 support staff on Long Island, Abrams Fensterman, established in 2000 with a …

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Cuomo Signs Bill Legalizing Fantasy Sports

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to legalize interactive fantasy sports in New York State. The bill (S.8153/A.10736) requires that fantasy sports companies must register with, and operate under regulations issued by, the New York State Gaming Commission. The legislation could generate $4 million in revenue from fantasy sports to fund state education …

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Blank Rome Expands Corporate Practice in NY

NEW YORK — The law firm Blank Rome LLP announced that Samuel Levy has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Litigation group. Mr. Levy focuses his practice on all aspects of general commercial and business litigation. He comes to Blank Rome from Wuersch & Gering LLP and is based in the Firm’s …

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