Skallawwag

Law firm gossip: who's coming, who's going, who's next out of Clifford Chance...

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

That's all, folks!

We've gotten a job outside the legal world, so this is our last post to Skallawwag. We wish we could have gotten rich off this site, but instead, we're content with the knowledge that we made lame puns about people's last names for a good... what... three, four months?

As Chris Marlowe once said, parting is such sweet sorrow. Take care, everyone!

Friday, February 04, 2005

A keen grasp of the obvious

Richard Cieri has rejoined Kirkland & Ellis after just under two years at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Cieri had moved from Cleveland to New York to join the latter firm, to which he attributes his success. "This is clearly the center of the restructuring world. Moving my practice to New York was the best decision I ever made." He's right, you know.

Source:
NY Practice Leader Switches Firms
By Anthony Lin
New York Law Journal
As seen in New York Lawyer

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Into Chicago like a LeBoeuf Lamb

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae is expanding into the Second City. Uh, the city of Chicago, not the comedy institution that launched the careers of most people you see on Saturday Night Live (including much of the audience). Although, who knows: maybe Neal Wolf, who is moving from San Francisco to Chicago to help start the new office, has a secret desire for life upon the wicked stage.

Joining Wolf in the new LeBoeuf location are four attorneys from McGuireWoods, led by partner Michael King.

Source:
Top NY Firm to Open Chicago Office
By Anthony Lin
New York Law Journal
As seen in New York Lawyer

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Kirkpatrick &al now fortified with Testa

Hey, speaking of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham (and we were, right here), The offbeatly titled firm has added six Testa Hurwitz lawyers to its Boston office: labor attorney Mark Pomfret and IP attorneys Christine Vito, Thomas Turano, Deborah Peckham, David Byer, and Michael Brodowski.

Source:
Kirkpatrick profits from Testa Hurwitz dissolution
By Steve Hoare
The Lawyer

Mayfair attorneys grace your doorstep

Forsters is thrilled to snag Carole Cook and Eliza Mellor from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham. Said senior partner Sophie Hamilton, "We are confident that they will flourish at Forsters." They may even, dare we say it, thrive there as well.

Source:
Forsters bolsters private client team with Kirkpatrick hire
By Husnara Begum
The Lawywer

DLA orders up a Palmberger

Did you know that Cologne is "often referred to as Germany’s insurance capital?" Well, good for Herbert Palmberger that DLA Piper German head Ulrich Jungst did, because now the ex-CC attorney has a job with the newest megafirm on the block.

Source:
DLA gains German insurance capability with CC hire
By Joanne O’Connor
The Lawyer

Our very first Kaye Scholer item!

All this hundreds of posts and yet the only time we've mentioned Kaye Scholer before was in our AmLaw 100 post, which hardly counts.

We wish our first Kaye Scholer post was a happy one, but sadly, the firm is losing an associate. Jonnie Strong (the lost member of the Fantastic Four, you know) has joined Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera as an of counsel.

Source:
NY Lawyers Making Partner, Switching Firms
New York Lawyer