CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2011 |
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay S. Bybee accepted more than $3.2 million in free legal services from a Los Angeles-based firm to fight allegations of ethics violations for providing the Bush administration legal justification to use harsh interrogation tactics that critics called torture, his financial disclosure reports reveal. In his latest report to the Administrative Office of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2009 |
Emeka Orjiakor spent his first six months as a real estate lawyer in a sleek glass-and-steel downtown high-rise. Now he's feeling more down to earth in the humble offices of a public-service practice, helping the poor fight foreclosure and eviction. Orjiakor, an associate at Sidley Austin LLP since September, is on loan -- at a substantial pay cut -- to the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice through a program designed to retain young talent whose jobs are disappearing in the recession.
November 3, 2006 |
Sean Berkowitz, the head of the federal task force that successfully prosecuted former Enron Corp. executives Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling, has joined the Chicago office of Los Angeles-based law firm Latham & Watkins. Berkowitz, 39, became a partner in the firm's litigation department. He is the third director of the Justice Department's Enron Task Force to go into private practice.
November 12, 2004 |
Oracle Corp., rebuffed for a fifth time in its attempt to wrest control of PeopleSoft Inc., hired law firm Latham & Watkins to provide advice on other potential acquisitions. Latham & Watkins, which helped Oracle defeat a U.S. government challenge to the PeopleSoft offer, will navigate any antitrust problems with other acquisitions, said Dan Wall, a partner at the firm's San Francisco office.
July 5, 1999 |
Digital faux pas redux: In trying to drum up a little legal business by playing up the Y2K bug, Latham & Watkins last week touted a survey it commissioned that found nearly half of Americans would hold the owner of a business responsible for inconveniences caused by the company's lack of Y2K compliance. But Latham, a big-time Los Angeles-based law firm with a significant computer and technology group in Orange County, seems a bit behind the times itself.
January 20, 1998 |
Perry J. Viscounty, a top lawyer at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP's Costa Mesa office, joined Latham & Watkins as a partner, Latham announced Monday. Viscounty, 35, headed Sheppard Mullin's intellectual property and technology practice, and was in charge of a 30-member department whose clients included Mossimo Inc., Houston-based Corestaff Inc., Ultimate Staffing Services of Brea and Prestige Builders of Dana Point.