Sheila Birnbaum, co-head of Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP’s mass-torts and insurance group, is joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where she will co-head the global product-liability and mass-torts practice. Skadden product-liability lawyer Mark Cheffo also joins Quinn Emanuel as a partner.
BSG Resources Ltd., a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, is suing its former communications adviser FTI Consulting LLP over what it said was a campaign linked to George Soros seeking to strip BSGR of rights to an iron ore project.
U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they will shield companies from some suits alleging complicity in overseas atrocities, as the court debated how far to go in scaling back a favorite legal tool of human-rights advocates.
White & Case LLP hired five Linklaters LLP capital markets lawyers in Paris, all of whom join the firm as partners. Philippe Herbelin, Cenzi Gargaro and Séverin Robillard were partners at Linklaters. Gilles Endréo, formerly a partner at Linklaters, though now a consultant according to White & Case, and Thomas Le Vert, an associate, also join White & Case as partners.