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.
Reed Smith LLP opened the firm’s first Texas office in Houston, with 12 partners from seven firms, including Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Baker Botts LLP and Haynes & Boone LLP, half of whom will bolster the energy and natural resources industry group.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as a board member of Staples Inc., voted to set a low price on the stock and create a new class of shares as a “favor” to its co-founder who was involved in a divorce.
Attorney Matthew Kluger was sentenced to a 12-year prison term that is the longest ever imposed for insider-trading, exceeding the 11-year sentence given Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam last year.
Jackson Lewis LLP opened a Tampa, Florida, office with four lawyers, led by Barnett Q. Brooks, former managing partner of the Tampa office of rival Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC. The office is the third opened by the employment law firm in the five weeks since Vincent Cino took the helm as chairman on Jan. 1.