Law Firm Business

  • United States
  • 05/10/2017
  • Bloomberg Law

• Fired by the Trump administration earlier this year, former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Andrew Luger just got hired as a white-collar defense partner by Jones Day, the law firm that has put more than a dozen of its lawyers in the administration. (Am Law Daily)

• Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer named disputes partner Georgia Dawson as its new Asia managing partner. She is said to be the first female partner in that role in more than a decade. (The Lawyer)

• Bird & Bird lost its appeal of a London court’s verdict that the firm was negligent in its handling of a property purchase in the city. (The Law Society Gazette) The client in the case won 1.8 million pounds ($2.33 million) in damages in 2015. (The Lawyer)

• Dentons took another step in its expansion into Latin America, announcing an alliance with Brazilian firm Vella Pugliese Buosi Guidoni, which is based in São Paulo and known for civil litigation and M&A work for local companies. (Daily Business Review)

• Six big firms in the San Francisco Bay Area figured on this year’s Am Law 100 ranking, but only two, Cooley and Littler, posted gross revenue growth for 2016. Cooley had $974 million in gross revenue, up 6.8 percent, while Littler posted a 4.6 percent gain to $530 million. And more data on Bay Area firms. (The Recorder)

• When the U.K. says goodbye to the European Union, German law firms may have to say “auf wiedersehen” to the Limited Liability Partnership designation that has served them as a convenient alternative to the German designation: “Partnerschaftsgesellschaft.” That one is a bit of a Teutonic tongue twister for non-native speakers. (Bloomberg)

• A rash of rulings against banks in Spain over costs they piled onto their mortgage clients has made suing them a commonplace practice and a growing business for Spanish law firms. (Bloomberg)