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Eight King & Spalding Lawyers Selected to 2007 New York Super Lawyers List
Eight King & Spalding attorneys have been named to the 2007 New York Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers are the top attorneys in their respective practice areas, selected by their peers and verified by the attorney-led research staff at Law & Politics.

The eight King & Spalding attorneys appearing in this year’s New York Super Lawyers list are:

* E. William Bates - Mergers & Acquisitions
* Richard A. Cirillo - Business Litigation
* H. Slayton Dabney - Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights
* Ethan Horwitz - Intellectual Property Litigation
* Edward G. Kehoe - Business Litigation
* Clark W. Lackert - Intellectual Property
* Michael J. Malone - Securities Litigation
* Robert F. Perry - Intellectual Property Litigation

The Super Lawyers selection process began with a survey that was sent to nearly 90,000 attorneys in the New York metro area. Attorneys were asked to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes received and the source of those votes (votes of lawyers from other firms carry more weight than those from lawyers in the same firm). The Super Lawyers research team evaluated the credentials of the nominees and ensured that each lawyer is in good standing with the State Bar of New York.

A blue-ribbon review panel consisting of top New York lawyers reviewed and scored the list of nominees in each area of practice. The top point-getters were selected as Super Lawyers, the top 5 percent of licensed attorneys in the state.

09-28-2007

Texas Super Lawyers Names Ten King & Spalding Attorneys as Experts in Their Fields
Ten King & Spalding attorneys have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list published by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly Magazine. Super Lawyers are the top attorneys in their respective practice areas as selected by their peers, and are verified by the attorney-led research staff at Law & Politics. Of the ten King & Spalding attorneys selected this year, two were also included in a list of the top 100 lawyers in the Houston metro area.

The King & Spalding attorneys appearing in this year’s Texas Super Lawyers list are:

* R. Doak Bishop - International
* Randolph C. Coley - Mergers & Acquisitions
* Kenneth S. Culotta - International
* Mark K. Glasser - Business Litigation
* R. Bruce Hurley - Civil Litigation Defense
* Robert E. Meadows - General Litigation
* Jesse R. Pierce - Business Litigation
* Tracie J. Renfroe - Environmental Reagan
* W. Simpson - Appellate
* Carlos Treistman - Mergers & Acquisitions

In addition to their selection to the overall list of Texas Super Lawyers, both Bishop and Glasser were listed among the Houston region's top 100 lawyers.

The Super Lawyers selection process began with a survey that was sent to over 60,000 attorneys in Texas. Attorneys were asked to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes received and the source of those votes (votes of lawyers from other firms carry more weight than those from lawyers in the same firm). The Super Lawyers research team evaluated the credentials of the nominees and ensured that each lawyer is in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

A blue-ribbon review panel consisting of top Texas lawyers was assembled in each area of practice. These lawyers also reviewed and scored the list of nominees in their practice areas. The top point-getters were selected as Super Lawyers, the top 5 percent of licensed attorneys in the state.

09-28-2007

Katten Adds Bruce J. Casino as Partner in White Collar Practice in Washington Office
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Bruce J. Casino has joined the Firm as a partner in its White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation Practice. He will be based in the Firm’s Washington office.

Mr. Casino's arrival further expands Katten's national White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation Practice, which is comprised of several former prosecutors, law enforcement officers and federal defenders with broad investigative, trial and appellate experience. Katten's Chicago office currently boasts the largest number of attorneys with prior U.S. Attorney office experience among large law firm practices in Chicago.

“Bruce’s experience in all aspects of white collar litigation, including supervision of foreign and domestic grand jury, congressional and internal investigations, makes him a valuable addition to our strong national practice,” said Sheldon T. Zenner, National Chair of Katten’s White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation Practice. “Bruce is highly regarded nationally as a white collar litigator, and he will be a tremendous resource for our clients.”

Prior to joining Katten, Mr. Casino spent more than 13 years as a partner in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. He was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School teaching white collar crime law.

Mr. Casino concentrates his practice in civil and white collar crime litigation, including the supervision of all aspects of foreign and domestic grand jury, congressional and internal investigations of alleged criminal activities by Fortune 500 companies and other companies and individuals in the areas of health care, government contracts, public integrity, environmental, customs, export control, securities and financial institutions fraud. He also regularly represents clients in matters involving fraud, suspension and debarment, insider trading, RICO, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, qui tam and false claims, obstruction of justice, customs compliance, export control, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, tax evasion, kickbacks, theft of intellectual property, Sarbanes-Oxley, the Patriot Act, Medicare/Medicaid, asset forfeiture, and computer crime.

In addition, Mr. Casino's commercial litigation and arbitration experience at the trial and appellate levels include supervising complex litigation of customs and Freedom of Information Act issues for major automobile manufacturers; handling issues arising from the bankruptcy of a national airline; and serving as lead counsel representing cities and other parties in U.S. Census-related litigation. He has also litigated matters in the areas of real estate, director liability, investment advisor, free speech, religious freedom, human rights, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, executive termination, employment, lending, business torts and shareholder derivative claims. Mr. Casino has also advised corporations and universities regarding export control compliance, deemed exports, voluntary self-disclosures, penalties and related issues.

Mr. Casino earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

09-28-2007

Hunton & Williams-London adds Peter Brudenall to Global Technology Outsourcing and Privacy Practice
Hunton & Williams today announced that Peter Brudenall has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Technology and Outsourcing practice, based in London. Brudenall joins Hunton & Williams from UK firm Simmons & Simmons.

“We will continue to strengthen the Global Technology and Outsourcing practice in London and elsewhere in Europe as global movement of data and outsourcing is critical to businesses worldwide,” said Martin Thomas, managing partner of Hunton & Williams-London. “Peter is well known in information technology and outsourcing circles in Europe and is a key addition to our office.”

Brudenall will work closely with London-based outsourcing and privacy partner Bridget Treacy who noted: “Hunton & Williams’ key differentiator in this market lies in the coupling of our outsourcing experience with the resources of our global information management team. Few firms have the depth of experience to advise on these issues at a truly international level. Peter will be key to our further expansion.”

“Peter’s extensive experience in India and other critical sourcing destinations adds significant depth and breadth to our menu of services, whether our clients are acquiring or providing services, establishing a captive, or expanding their operations globally,” added James A. Harvey, who coheads the Global Technology and Outsourcing practice for Hunton & Williams. “Peter and Bridget and their London team are a key asset in our mission to be the provider of choice for clients in board level, enterprise-wide initiatives that use and move data and source services around the globe.”

Mr. Brudenall’s clients include leading global outsourcing vendors as well as FTSE 100/Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions. His recent work has included advising on major outsourcing projects in the utilities, retail and financial services sectors. Brudenall is recognised by Chambers 2007 as a leading individual within the outsourcing field. He has published two books: Technology and Offshore Outsourcing Strategies and The Secure On-Line Business Handbook, and is a frequent lecturer and widely published on IT-related outsourcing issues.

09-28-2007

Mayer Brown signs up Litigation team from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
International law firm Mayer Brown[1] is delighted to announce the appointment of partners Clare Canning, Simon Willis and Matthew Lawson, who will join the firm from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert.

Clare led the high profile commercial litigation team, which included Simon and Matthew, best known for its work on the defence of Equitable Life's £2.6 billion claim against Ernst & Young for which it won 'Dispute Resolution Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards, 'Litigation Team of the Year' at the annual Legal Week Awards and together with Brick Court Chambers, Ernst & Young and 7 King's Bench Walk, the 'Litigation Team of the Year' at The Lawyer Awards.

Clare, Simon and Matthew are recognised for their expertise in large-scale commercial litigation for significant corporate professional clients, including the Big Four accountants. Their arrival will complement Mayer Brown's existing global litigation team and further enhance the firm's capability in large scale commercial disputes.

The team will work closely with the U.S. litigation team, which is also renowned for its expertise in acting for the Big Four, giving the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice a unique international platform from which to advise clients.

Joining Mayer Brown in London, are:

Clare Canning. Clare has been a partner at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert since 1992 and the Head of Commercial Litigation since 2004. She has wide experience of litigation and arbitration across a broad spectrum of matters and advises numerous financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity houses. She is well known for her litigation advice in particular in relation to high-profile disputes in London and internationally. She is recognised as a leader in her field by independent legal directories Chambers UK and UK Legal 500. She led the team on Equitable Life.

Simon Willis. Simon joined Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 1998 and was made a partner in 2003. He has considerable expertise and experience in the field of professional liability. In addition his practice covers a range of commercial disputes for both corporate and professional clients, in particular banking and financial services, corporate and M&A activity, corporate insolvency, shareholder agreements, consultancy and other professional services. He is well known for his work for Ernst & Young in relation its successful defence of the major claim brought by the Equitable Life.

Matthew Lawson. Matthew was also made a partner in 2003 in the commercial litigation team at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. Specialising in commercial litigation, particularly claims against professional service firms, he has extensive experience of large-scale disputes. In particular he is experienced in disciplinary and regulatory investigations, public inquiries, as well as litigation both within and outside the UK. He also acts for both claimants and defendants on contract and licensing disputes and acts for insurers and insureds in defending professional indemnity claims.

Commenting on behalf of the team joining Mayer Brown, Clare Canning said: "I have enjoyed my time at Barlows and am now looking forward to a new challenge. Mayer Brown's existing expertise coupled with its commitment to develop its litigation practice is enormously attractive in terms of the opportunities it presents."

Paul Maher, Vice-Chairman Mayer Brown, continued: "Big-ticket litigation is one of Mayer Brown's core components, and it remains critical that we boost our offering for clients, where we can, as part of the execution of our strategy. It is also an area which has enormous potential for client service internationally. While our U.S. and European teams work together regularly, by developing a global practice which is ready to hit the ground running, we provide a strong offering for businesses with global interests and global challenges."

Sean Connolly, London Senior Partner added: "The combination of Clare, Simon and Matthew's experience with our established UK capability will create a potent force. We already have over 30 litigation partners in London across various disciplines, and are one of the largest litigation practices in the world. By bringing in this significant team, we intend to make sure we remain a real force to be reckoned with."

David Allen, London Head of Litigation said: "We are delighted that Clare, Simon and Matthew will be joining our litigation team in London. Their appointment will significantly enhance our existing expertise and is another step forward in the implementation of our litigation strategy in London."

09-27-2007

Luce Forward Women Speak Up: Three Partners at the California Law Firm to Speak At Prominent Conferences in October
Three female partners at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, one of California’s leading full-service law firms, have accepted speaking engagements at national and international conferences in October. S. Elizabeth Foster will be speaking at the Legal Industry Outsourcing Forum in San Francisco, Michelle Graham will present at the International Bar Association's (IBA) annual meeting in Singapore as well as a Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) meeting in South Korea, and Nancy Scull will speak at ICSC’s U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference here in San Diego.

“These women are phenomenal attorneys and highly proficient in their practice areas,” said Robert J. Bell, Luce Forward’s managing partner. “Being invited by such prestigious conferences to speak on these topics further demonstrates the depth of Luce Forward’s offerings, and the benefit this specialized knowledge extends to our clients.”

Foster, a member of Luce Forward’s Business / Corporate practice group, will be speaking on “India and Legal Outsourcing: 2007 and Beyond” on October 4th. In her seminar, she will discuss how the changing climate in India is affecting business and legal opportunities, as well as outsourcing capabilities. She will also provide information on which law firms are currently engaged in outsourcing to India and what benefits U.S. law firms and their business clients receive by outsourcing. Foster frequently travels to India for both business and pleasure and has represented clients in cross-border business transactions for more than 10 years. Foster also currently serves as Chair of the San Diego World Trade Center, an organization focused on expanding international business in San Diego County.

Graham is a Family Wealth and Exempt Organizations attorney whose two presentations will focus on “International Estate Planning for the Asian Family.” The IBA and PRAC conferences will take place on October 18th and October 22nd, respectively. She will cover the most common situations in which United States tax issues arise for a non-U.S. person and the consequences associated with each situation. Graham will also discuss conflicts of law issues, the United States transfer tax system and tax planning opportunities. In her practice, Graham emphasizes all aspects of tax and estate planning, estate and trust administration and tax-exempt charitable matters. She specializes in advising both U.S. and non-U.S. clients on tax planning matters and has done a substantial amount of work for migrating clients, including corporate executives.

Scull’s program at the International Conference of Shopping Centers’ U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference is titled “Mixed-Use Projects - The Odd Couple: Learning to Live Together in a Mixed-Use World.” The conference will take place on October 24-27 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Scull will explore what developers creating mixed-use projects need to know and things retailers buying or leasing space in a mixed-use project should consider, as well as what questions all parties involved need to ask to survive their mixed-use relationship. Scull has built her Real Estate practice by representing numerous publicly held developers, urban high-rise and mixed use developers, and developers of master planned communities in creating and processing projects and implementing programs to minimize liability.

09-27-2007

Bill Holby Named President-Elect of National Association of Bond Lawyers
William A. Holby, a partner in the finance practice group of King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, has been chosen president-elect of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He will automatically succeed to the office of president of the association in September 2008.

The National Association of Bond Lawyers exists to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding of and compliance with the law affecting public finance. A professional organization incorporated in 1979, NABL has more than 3,000 members and is headquartered in Chicago.

Holby has been a member of the NABL board of directors since 2002 and for the past two years has served as an officer and a member of the organization’s executive committee.

At King & Spalding, Holby focuses his practice on municipal finance transactions. He represents governmental entities as well as for-profit and non-profit organizations with their tax-exempt financing needs throughout Georgia. Nationally, he serves as bond counsel for clients who need access to the capital markets to finance transportation, environmental and economic development projects. He also handles the representation of financial institutions that provide credit and liquidity facilities as well as investment banking services in support of the municipal market.

09-27-2007

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