Thompson & Knight, Barnes & Thornburg: Business of Law
By Elizabeth Amon - Aug 16, 2013 12:00 AM ET
Thompson & Knight LLP announced that Patrick F. McManemin joined the firm as a partner in the trial practice group, along with three other lawyers.
McManemin was previously a partner and co-chairman of the commercial litigation and antitrust practice group at Patton Boggs LLP, Thompson & Knight said in a statement. McManemin and the group have litigation experience in real estate and construction, energy, securities, finance and banking, the firm said.
“The synergies they bring to our strong real estate capital markets practice and oil and gas practice will enable us to increase our market share in these spaces,” Emily A. Parker, Thompson & Knight’s managing partner, said in a statement.
McManemin, who has more than 30 years of experience, focuses his trial practice on reorganizations and workouts of troubled and distressed companies, the firm said. He also has advised senior management and board members on corporate-governance and compliance issues, and avoidance or resolution of significant disputes in advance of litigation or mediation.
Thompson & Knight has about 330 attorneys and offices in the U.S., North Africa, and Europe.
Bingham Adds Tax Partner Brady in Washington Office
Joshua Brady joined Bingham McCutchen LLP’s tax practice as a partner in Washington after working at Ivins, Phillips & Barker.
He has experience on the taxation of mergers and acquisitions, distributions, restructurings and corporations filing consolidated returns.
Bingham has about 1,000 lawyers in 14 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Barnes & Thornburg Adds Insurance Coverage, Technology Partner
Scott N. Godes, a trial lawyer with experience in insurance coverage and technology, joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington office as a partner in the litigation department and the policyholder insurance recovery and coverage group.
Godes was previously a co-leader of Dickstein Shapiro LLP’s cybersecurity insurance coverage initiative and led the insurance coverage group’s intellectual property practice, according to Barnes & Thornburg.
He has represented policyholders in declaratory judgment, breach of contract and bad faith insurance coverage actions, insurance-related bankruptcies and adversary actions. He has also litigated and advised clients on insurance coverage for data breaches and cyber security matters.
Barnes & Thornburg has more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals at its U.S. offices.
Haynes & Boone Adds Bruce McNamara in Silicon Valley
Bruce McNamara joined Haynes & Boone LLP’s Silicon Valley office as a partner in the capital markets and securities practice group. He was previously at Perkins Coie LLP.
“Bruce’s in-depth knowledge of the corporate landscape in Silicon Valley will benefit the firm as we continue growth in California,” Greg Samuel, co-chairman of the group, said in a statement. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in cross-border transactions and public offerings.”
McNamara has advised private and public companies, their directors and board committees. He represents companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, recapitalizations, venture financings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions as well as general corporate matters. He also has advised on best corporate governance practices and reporting and disclosure issues, the firm said.
Haynes & Boone has more than 500 attorneys at 12 offices in the Americas.
Dickinson Wright Adds Two Toronto Partners
Dickinson Wright PLLC added Alan Litwack, formerly of Miller Thomson LLP, as a partner in the Toronto office. Corporate lawyer Edward Levitt, formerly of Aird & Berlis LLP, also joined the Toronto office as a partner
Litwack’s practice focuses on corporate-commercial matters with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets. Levitt has more than 35 years’ experience in franchising and distribution law.
Dickinson Wright has more than 350 lawyers in the U.S. and Canada.
Duane Morris Gets Steven Cowley From Edwards Wildman
Duane Morris LLP announced that it added Steven M. Cowley to its trial practice group as a partner in Boston. He joins from Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
Cowley focuses on business litigation, specifically disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions and other investment transactions, including shareholder disputes, post-closing disputes, indemnification disputes, corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty and D&O claims, the firm said.
He also has experience in intellectual property litigation as well as antitrust and unfair trade practices claims.
Duane Morris has more than 700 attorneys in 24 offices in the U.S., U.K. and Asia.
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