Baker & McKenzie LLP will merge with United Arab Emirates 40-lawyer law firm Habib Al Mulla on July 1, to create Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. The firm will advise clients on local and international law in its Dubai offices and, with regulatory approval, in Abu Dhabi.
Washington law firm Patton Boggs LLP fired 65 staff members yesterday, including 22 associates, managing partner Edward J. Newberry, said, citing increasing economic pressures in the legal services business.
Dewey LeBoeuf LLP, the New York law firm struggling to survive after more than 70 lawyers left in recent weeks, ended merger talks with Greenberg Traurig LLP, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Genworth Financial Inc., the seller of life insurance and mortgage guarantees, named former U.S. Senator Kent Conrad to the board of directors as financial firms seek government expertise and influence in Washington.