Lawyers In The News

Bob Profusek

Dealmaker of the Week: Jones Day's Robert Profusek

By Tom Huddleston Jr. |

Profusek and fellow M&A partner Peter Izanec led the Jones Day team advising Procter & Gamble on the $2.9 billion sale of its pet food business to Mars Incorporated.

Susan Levy

Jenner Managing Partner Levy Leaves for Northern Trust

By Brian Baxter |

Susan Levy, who has spent her entire legal career at Jenner & Block and became its managing partner in 2008, will leave the Am Law 100 firm as of May 1 to become general counsel of Northern Trust Corp. The Chicago-based financial services giant is a Jenner client.

Pierce O'Donnell

Pierce O'Donnell Finds New Home at L.A. Boutique

By Brian Baxter |

Former Kaye Scholer litigation partner Pierce O'Donnell, a legendary Los Angeles trial lawyer who held on to his California law license despite serving almost 60 days in prison two years ago after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, has agreed to join Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger as of counsel.

Paul Schnell and Jeremy London

Dealmakers of the Week: Skadden's Schnell and London

By Tom Huddleston Jr. |

Skadden partners Paul Schnell and Jeremy London led the firm team advising clothing retailer Jos. A. Bank on its $1.8 billion sale to rival Men's Wearhouse.

Ex-Sidley Partner's Slide Into Receipt Scam Detailed

By Sara Randazzo |

Why would prominent art world attorney Ralph Lerner risk his reputation by improperly charging hundreds of personal car service rides to client accounts? In thousands of pages of documents contained in his public discipline file, the outlines of an explanation begin to emerge.

James Tyrrell Jr.

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

By Brian Baxter |

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

Charles Ruck

Dealmaker of the Week: Latham's Charles Ruck

By Tom Huddleston Jr. |

Ruck, along with fellow Orange County M&A partner R. Scott Shean, led the Latham team advising Actavis on its $25 billion acquisition of specialty pharmaceuticals company Forest Laboratories.