Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP’s employment law head, Lisa E. Cleary, was named co-chairwoman and managing partner of the firm. She succeeds Robert P. LoBue, who was co-chairman and managing partner, and joins William F. Cavanaugh Jr. as co-chairman.
Dentons, a 2,600-lawyer international firm formed a year ago through the combination of Salans LLP, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP and SNR Denton, is interested in expanding further through a combination with Patton Boggs LLP.
Fenwick & West LLP represented Facebook Inc. in its $2 billion bid for Oculus VR Inc., the maker of a ski-goggle-like device called Rift, now used for playing games, that eventually could immerse people in experiences including classes and sporting events.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP lost a malpractice claim brought by client Red Zone LLC over an $8 million fee to UBS AG for advice the bank gave the investment firm on its efforts to control theme-park operator Six Flags Inc., a New York state judge ruled.