Herbert Smith LLP of London and Freehills, Australia’s third-largest law firm, will merge to create a 2,800-lawyer firm, with plans to open offices in New York, Seoul and Africa.
For U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul meant vindication.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP will open a German branch and hired Ralf Thaeter, a corporate partner from Gleiss Lutz, its former alliance partner in the country.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP hired a Washington team of white collar attorneys formerly of White & Case LLP and led by former acting U.S. Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General George J. Terwilliger III.
Herbert Smith LLP hired a team of six commercial litigation partners from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, five of whom will open a New York office in September, the firm’s first in the U.S.