A&B, Troutman Sanders and More Provide Counsel on Big Deals; Four Firms Get New Attorneys

Big Deals, Big Wins, Big Clients

By Alston & Bird, which acted as counsel to Credit Suisse, the lead financial advisor to Enbridge Inc., in connection with Enbridge’s proposed merger with Spectra Energy Corp. to create an energy infrastructure company with a pro forma combined enterprise value of $127 billion. Aaron Dixon was one of two partners advising Credit Suisse.

By Troutman Sanders, which counseled Canada’s Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. in its sale to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a unit of Japan’s Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd., for about $624 million. Those involved in the deal included Jeffery Banish and Jim Schutz.

Also by Troutman Sanders, whose pro bono client, Michael Lattimore, was recently granted clemency by President Obama. Katie Balthrop led the way for Troutman.

By Bryan Cave‘s Bill Custer and Adwoa Seymour, who were recently noted in the Daily Report for their amicus brief on behalf of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in certain bad faith litigation now pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

By Holland & Knight’s Robert Highsmith, who has taken over as MARTA’s general counsel. Highsmith, whose practice focuses on government and government entities, takes over from Charles Pursley, who retired earlier this year.

Big Law Gets

For HudsonParrottWalker, which added construction lawyer Antony Sanacory as a partner from Duane Morris, where he’d practiced since 2003. With his addition, HudsonParrottWalker has 12 lawyers.

For Dentons, which added finance lawyer Carolyn Richter to its capital markets practice as counsel from Troutman Sanders, where she’d practiced since 2001.

For Seyfarth Shaw, which hired Steven Richman as senior counsel from Smith Gambrell & Russell and Beth McKee as counsel from Nelson Mullins.

For Fragomen, where Jay Ruby has joined as of counsel from Ogletree Deakins.

Big Law Honors

For Sutherland’s Thomas Curvin, who has been elected to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s board for a two-year term.

For Kilpatrick Townsend’s John Moye, who has joined the board of the Center for Puppetry Arts.

For Bryan Cave’s Scott Killingsworth, who has been named to the Advisory Board of Ethical Systems, a nonprofit collaborative of leading behavioral science researchers.

Big Law Hearts, Big Law Deep Pockets

The Brookhaven-based Latin American Association will host its 28th annual Latin Fever Ball October 1 at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead. The ball is the association’s largest annual fundraiser. Rey Pascual, a partner at Paul Hastings, is co-chairing the Gala.