Big Law Deal Flies Through with Boeing; Troutman Sanders, Sutherland & Kutak Rock Get New Lawyers

Big Deals, Big Wins, Big Clients

In a landmark $8 billion deal, Robert “Bo” Strauss and Morris Little of Taylor English Duma advised a Russian freight airline consortium, the Volga-Dnepr Group, on the acquisition of 20 Boeing 747-8 cargo planes, giving Boeing’s 747 program a shot in the arm. The four-engine 747-8 jumbo jet, known as the “Queen of the Skies,” is the largest U.S. plane in production. The most notable 747-8 is Air Force One.

Big Law Gets

For Troutman Sanders, which added partner Cindy Hanson to its financial services litigation practice. She joins from Kilpatrick Townsend.

For Sutherland, which recruited Damian Georgino as special counsel. This is his first law firm role.

For Kutak Rock, where public finance lawyer Thomas Lauth joined the firm as a partner. Lauth was previously with Dentons.

Big Law Honors

For Alston & Bird partners Matthew Kent and Valarie Williams, who were appointed to leadership posts in the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law.

For Arnall Golden Gregory’s Anita Hill, who will serve on the conference committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Global Migration Section for 2016 – 2017.

For Kilpatrick Townsend’s Shayne O’Reilly, who has become a board member of the Ron Clark Academy, a nonprofit middle school in southeast Atlanta that serves as an education lab.

For Baker Donelson’s Joe Whitley, chair of the firm’s government enforcement and investigations group, who was selected to serve as co-chair of the Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute.