Memo from the Executive Committee
Dentons announced Jeff Haidet, who currently serves as a U.S. co-chief executive officer, will become U.S. chair.
Big Deals, Big Wins, Big Clients
By Alston & Bird, which acted as counsel to Credit Suisse on three major transactions, including WCI’s proposed merger with Lennar Corp., Isle of Capri’s proposed merger with Eldorado Resorts, Inc., and Enbridge Inc.’s proposed merger with Spectra Energy Corp. Advising Credit Suisse on all three transactions was partner Aaron Dixon.
Big Law Gets
For Womble Carlyle, which welcomed Alston & Bird trademark and copyright counsel Laura Kees as a partner.
Big Law Honors
For Alston & Bird, recognized by Fortune magazine as one the country’s top employers for women. A&B ranked No. 75 and is one of only five law firms highlighted for setting the standard for work-life practices in the United States.
For Troutman Sanders’ Byron Kirkpatrick, whose pro bono work was recognized at Tapestri’s Sixth Annual “Live Without Fear” event, where he received the Lead Attorney Award. The award is presented to a remarkable lawyer who has demonstrated excellence in their service to foreign-born survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. The recipient is someone who has given back to the community in a meaningful way by helping these victims and their families rebuild their lives.