In the wake of a few tumultuous years at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, newly sworn-in Attorney General Josh Shapiro has created the position of chief integrity officer, to be filled by ethics attorney Eric Fillman.
Blank Rome attorney Jonathan Goldman will serve as executive deputy attorney general for the civil division.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a $500,000 malicious prosecution verdict awarded to a former employee of a Philadelphia nonprofit who spent over three months in jail over theft charges that were ultimately dismissed.
National and regional law firms have recently looked to Philadelphia as a source for legal talent and access to clients on a quest to beef up their core practices.
Fox Rothschild has added six lawyers to its entertainment law practice from Minneapolis-based Lommen Abdo.
Duane Morris has brought on eight corporate and banking lawyers in California from Horgan Rosen Beckham & Coren, including five partners.
Jeffrey Randall, the co-head of the IP litigation group at K&L Gates, has left the firm a little over a year after joining its Silicon Valley office from Paul Hastings. His departure marks the latest in a series of notable partner-level defections from the firm in recent months.
The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay BuckleySandler $1.4 million for its work investigating emails stored on OAG servers. The amount is nearly $400,000 less than the total outstanding fees billed by the firm.
Cozen O'Connor has lured three immigration attorneys from Fox Rothschild to its Miami office, continuing its growth in South Florida and adding a new practice area to the mix.
A defamation battle between a woman who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault and a former prosecutor who declined to charge the embattled entertainer is heating up in discovery, with both sides claiming the other failed to produce requested records in the case.