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(Updated 2021 November 11)

Adams and Reese (Louisiana) announced that as part of the firm’s 2021 commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, it is participating in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Process. The firm is among more than 160 large law firms in the United States and Canada participating, with the goal of boosting the representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in law firm leadership. In collaboration with the Adams and Reese Diversity Committee, the firm has created a year-long calendar of programs and messaging to promote the firm’s priority on diversity.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan (Rhode Island) welcomed Kathryn S. Windsor as Counsel in the firm’s Tax Group. Her practice areas include corporate tax, partnership tax, trusts and estates, federal and state tax resolution, self-directed IRAs and tax-exempt entities. Dan Hollander and Jeffrey Techentin were named IP Stars 2021 by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. Dan was named a Patent Star and Jeff was named a Patent Star and Trademark Star. Twelve APS attorneys were named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to WatchClick here to see the full list. Nine attorneys were named Lawyer of the Year 2022 from Best Lawyers in America. Click here to see the full list. Also, 27 AP&S attorneys were selected for the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClick here to see the full listNicole Benjamin received Trailblazer in Business Award from Realizing Inspiration & Sustaining Excellence based on her accomplishments, commitment to the Rhode Island community and her ability to inspire others with her vision and leadership. The firm was named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 28 Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

Amit Pollak & Matalin (Israel) presented the Introduction to Corporate/M&A in Israel published in the Chambers & Partners Global Guide, giving a general overview of the M&A landscape in Israel, regulatory framework and more. Partners Maya Issachar and Nadia Davidzon were among the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2021. Adv. Isamar Cohen has joined the firm as a partner in their Hi-Tech and Venture Capital Department. The firm hosted their rooftop, The Kitchen Hub‘s “Inspiring Women Get-Together” event, where 60 women leading the FoodTech and AdTech industry, met for an inspiring and enjoyable evening. APM represented Nanox Vision Ltd in its agreement for the acquisition of Zebra Medical for up to $200 million. The team, led by Ian Rostowsky, partner and Co-Head of the Hi-tech practice, together with associates Ido HazanNaor Traitel, Mayar Darawshe, and intern Anat Abramson represented NANO-X in this transaction. The firm is also proud, that once more, they were recognized and ranked in 24 practice areas by Israeli BDI legal guide. APM represented Aleph Farms in its successful completion of a $105 million Series B round. To date, this is the largest capital raising of a cultivated meat company. Aleph Farms is a groundbreaking Israeli cultivated meat company, cultivating and growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells. APM team, led by Partners Yoav Etzyon and Efrat Shpizaizen, together with associates Karin Lichterman and Yarden Levy, represented the company in the transaction. The firm was ranked, once again, as a top-tier law firm in the Investment Funds sector, by IFLR1000 and Adv. Maya Issacharov, partner and Head of the Fund Formation practice, ranked as a Market Leader in the field. The firm represented AnD Ventures Fund, L.P., the lead investor in a $5.25m financing investment round in InfiniGrow Ltd., an Israeli startup developing an AI-driven attribution, forecasting, and planning solution that help B2B marketing teams continuously hit their KPIs.

Bass, Berry & Sims (Tennessee) announced the addition of Mi-Yong Kim as counsel in the firm’s International Trade practice, with nearly 25 years of experience dealing with export controls and national security issues. Mi-Yong will counsel businesses on regulations related to export controls and national security, including matters involving the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation by the Defense Security Service.

Brydon Swearengen & England (Missouri) announces that its partners, William “Trip” England, Dean Cooper and Charles Smarr, have been selected again for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Smarr is listed in Food and Beverage Law, Mr. Cooper in Energy Law, and Mr. England in Energy and Communications Law. Additionally, Mr. Smarr has been inducted into the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators’ (NCSLA) Hall of Fame. The NCSLA Hall of Fame honors past or present state members or associate members of the NCSLA based on their contributions to the NCSLA and the beverage alcohol industry. 

Carney Badley & Spellman (Washington) announced Mark Rosencrantz has been named Chair of the firm’s Construction and Commercial Litigation practice groups. His practice focuses on solving business, commercial and construction disputes for clients throughout the United States. Also, Amy Weston has joined Carney Badley Spellman as a Commercial Contracts, Privacy, and General Corporate Counsel Attorney.

Clark Wilson’s (British Columbia) Estates & Trusts team has been shortlisted as finalists for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) 16th Annual Private Client Awards. This distinction showcases the outstanding work their Estates & Trusts group performed for clients throughout 2020 and 2021. The firm also announced that Chris Sharpe has joined the firm as Partner in the Commercial Real Estate group. Chris has over a decade of experience advising a broad spectrum of clients including residential, commercial, hospitality, leisure, retail and industrial real estate developers as well as institutional clients operating in complex and large-scale transactions and developments.

CNPLaw LLP (Singapore) announced that Mr Daniel Koh has joined the firm as partner. Daniel recently retired as a judge in the Family Justice Court after an illustrious public service career spanning almost 40 years. Daniel will specialize in estate planning, Mental Capacity Act related matters, civil and criminal law litigation, mediation and arbitration. The firm also announced that Hazel Ho-Tsastsina and Hu Huimin have been promoted to partners. Hazel’s practice focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and corporate advisory. She holds dual bar admissions in Singapore and in England and Wales and has advised various companies ranging from start-ups to MNCs. Huimin’s main area of practice is in general civil and commercial litigation with a specialization in matrimonial proceedings, family disputes and private client matters. She has considerable experience in high value divorces involving non-disclosure of assets, cross-jurisdiction assets and multi-million dollars assets.

DeWitt LLP (Wisconsin) announced it has elected Brody Richter and Theresa Roetter to its Executive Committee. Richter is a and Co-Chair of its Business Law practice group. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactional matters, commercial real estate, and private securities transactions. Roetter is a Partner and member of DeWitt’s Family Law practice group. Her practice focuses on assisted reproduction and adoption. The firm also announced six attorneys named as Layers of the Year, and 40 attorneys included in the Best Lawyers in America 2022. The firm also announced the addition of two lateral partners – Tara Mathison and James Todd. Todd is a member of the firm’s Family Law practice group in its Minneapolis office. Mathison, who will practice from the metro-Milwaukee and Madison offices of DeWitt, is a member of DeWitt’s Trust & Estates and Litigation practice groups.

Fennemore (Arizona), added nationally renowned litigation firm Reilly LLP to its roster. The group of accomplished trial lawyers, led by Dan Reilly, has a long history of success on complex trustee and fiduciary litigation including securing a $106 million judgment for breach of trust against a national bank and representing the Denver Broncos and its related organizations on major bet-the-company litigation. “Fennemore proudly welcomes these dynamic, complex-litigation trailblazers and remarkable allied legal professionals from Reilly, as we implement our People First model for how our firm will strategically grow, acquire top-shelf talent and better serve our clients across the country,” said Fennemore’s CEO James Goodnow.

Field Law (Alberta) had 23 lawyers called to the Northern Bars and are proud to continue to strengthen their Northern practice with the recent admissions of Brian Filips to the Yukon Bar and Peter Gibson to the Nunavut Bar. With these new admissions, Field Law can proudly serve northern residents in the areas of: Commercial General Liability (CGL) claims, Motor Vehicle Accident claims, Claims Against Governments and Public Authorities, Construction claims, Fire Losses, Medical malpractice, Industrial losses, Environmental claims, Personal Injury claims, Defamation claims, Occupier Liability Claims, and First Party Claims and issues arising from coverage. Field Law congratulates Rami Pandher, the recipient of the 2021 Wolfe Goodman Award for his article “Practitioners Beware: Equitable Remedies Are Limited (But the Door Has Not Closed),” co-authored by Channing Brown and published in the Estates Trusts and Pensions Journal. Lee Carter join the firm in the Calgary office. Lee’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, litigation, and dispute resolution. Field launched its ninth annual Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program), which will distribute $75,000 in funding between Northern Alberta, Southern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Since its inception in 2013, the Program has donated $610,000 to 105 organizations across Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The Program holds a great deal of significance for Field Law, and for more than 100 years the firm has committed itself to building enduring relationships that extend beyond its clients to the communities they operate in. Field Law has been Named as a Recipient of the 5-Star Insurance Law Firm Award. Thirty-eight lawyers have been recognized in Best Lawyers™ Canada 2022 in their respective practice areas, and four lawyers named “Lawyer of the Year.” The firm is happy to introduce Sarah Denholm and welcome back Renée Gilead. Sarah has joined the Edmonton office, focusing on civil litigation for individual and corporate clients. In her practice, Sarah has been involved in various disputes, including managing and assisting with claims for shareholder oppression, professional negligence, insurance coverage, breach of contract, builders’ lien claims, and estate disputes.

Fraser Trebilcock (Michigan) announced that attorney Paula J. Manderfield has been selected as one of this year’s Top 30 “Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The firm also launched its eDiscovery practice group, with attorney Jean E. Kordenbrock serving as Chair of the practice group. “Given the increasingly digital nature of our interconnected world and economy, the need to manage eDiscovery has become commonplace in lawsuits and investigations.” Fourteen attorneys from Fraser Trebilcock have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in Lansing. Thaddeus E. Morgan has been named the Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Construction Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Lansing.

GvW Graf von Westphalen (Germany) has advised all shareholders of CORE SE on the sale of their shares to the German subsidiary of the US-American EPAM Systems, Inc. CORE SE is a Berlin based technology think tank and specializes in IT transformation projects and develops solutions with a focus on IT strategy und IT architecture. Under the lead of partners Dr Ritesh Rajani (Hamburg) and Dr Sven Donner (Berlin), the shareholders of CORE SE were advised on this M&A transaction by a team consisting of Jan Hüniken (Frankfurt), Laurens KlinkertGregor Mertens (both Hamburg), Lisa Maria WeyerSophia Volk (both Berlin; all Corporate/M&A), Arnd Böken (IT Law; Berlin) and Christian Kusulis (Antitrust; Frankfurt). Additionally, the shareholders of leading German drone developer and manufacturer AirRobot have sold 100 percent of their shares to Norwegian technology company Nordic Unmanned (Euronext Oslo «NUMND»). The transaction is subject to Investment Control Approval from German authorities and is expected to take place before year end. GvW advised the shareholders of AirRobot on this transaction through Titus Walek (lead, M&A), Jan Hüniken (M&A), Dr Michael Engel (tax), Karsten Kujath (Employment), Dr Joachim Mulch (IP) and Marian Niestedt (Foreign Trade). Carsten Beisheim joined the firm from the Werhahn conglomerate where he last served as Head of Group Compliance, Legal, and Data Protection including information security. He will be working for GvW out of the firm’s Düsseldorf and Stuttgart offices.

Hall & Wilcox (Melbourne Australia) has appointed three new partners: Clare CampbellSauming Chan and Jim Koutsokostas. Managing Partner Tony Macvean said the promotions reflected the firm’s national growth, strong client support and high performance across the business. Hall & Wilcox is a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021 in five categories: Law Firm of the Year, Employer of Choice, Wellness Initiative of the Year, Innovator of the Year (Company) and Banking and Finance Team of the Year. Partners Scott Butler and Graydon Dowd have been recognised in Doyle’s Guide 2021 for their commercial litigation and dispute resolution expertise in Queensland and Victoria respectively. Also in Doyle’s Guide, Partner Alison Choy Flannigan and the firm’s NSW and VIC Health & Community teams were recognised for Health & Aged Care law. Seven of the firm’s partners are finalists in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards: Mark Inston – Banking and Finance; Graydon Dowd – Dispute Resolution; Harry New – Financial Services; Alison Choy Flannigan – Health; Stephanie Driscoll – Insurance; Ben Hamilton – Intellectual Property; and Fay Calderone for Wellness Advocate of the Year. The firm welcomed its 100th partner, Penny Ford, who will boost the firm’s national commercial disputes expertise. Penny joins the firm’s Perth office and is a high-profile construction and projects disputes lawyer and commercial litigator. The firm has been listed in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2021 for Private Wealth Law in Australia, with partners William MooreEmma Woolley and James Whiley being recognised. The firm has advised the Victorian Pride Centre, Australia’s first purpose-built centre for LGBTIQ+ people, which was officially opened on 11 July 2021. The team, led by Partner James Morvell, has been the Pride Centre’s primary pro bono legal provider since 2016. The firm is now a member of Pride in Diversity, the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI+ workplace inclusion and has been named an ‘LGBTI Inclusive Employer’. Hall & Wilcox’s Frank Lab 2021 accelerator program for start-ups and scaleups has begun, with 10 female-led businesses selected to participate. The 2021 program focuses on female-led businesses and will specifically target key concerns for women working in start-ups. The firm has been named a finalist in the Hunter Business Awards 2021 for ‘Outstanding Employer of Choice’. Hall & Wilcox has won a number of awards recently: ‘Outstanding Law Firm of the Year’ in the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards; a finalist in the ‘Professional Services Firm of the Year’ category at the ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards 2021; was named one of the top 10 firms in the ‘Top 25 Attraction Firms’ by Lawyers Weekly; and a ‘5-Star Cyber Law Firm’ by Australasian Lawyer.

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick (Oregon) announced that Adina Matasaru has joined the firm as a shareholder. Adina divides her time between litigating on behalf of her clients and counseling them on creative solutions to complex business matters and the prevention of liability.

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe (Colorado) announced that commercial trial attorney K.C. Groves has been named to Project Sanctuary’s Board of Directors. Project Sanctuary, founded in 2007, is a national organization that serves thousands of at-risk military families across the country by providing therapeutic retreats, family support programs and destination resource weekend programs focused on helping military veterans and their families heal and move forward in life. Fourteen of Ireland Stapleton’s attorneys have been named to the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The firm also announced that Mamie Ling has joined their Litigation practice group. In her practice, Ling represents clients in retail and hospitality, real estate, construction, transportation, and public entities in matters involving contractual disputes, products liability, construction defect, governmental immunity, and premises liability.

Larkin Hoffman (Minnesota) shareholders Daniel J. Ballintine and Timothy A. Rye were elected to the law firm’s board of directors. Daniel J. Ballintine collaborates with all types of businesses to develop and deliver successful litigation strategies involving employment claims and Timothy A. Rye is a litigator who advises clients on real estate valuation and property tax appeals. Sarah G. Voeller joined the intellectual property team, she has 18 years of experience practicing both as an in-house attorney and in private practice. The firm also announced the addition of attorneys Maureen Lodoen and Greg Otsuka.  Maureen joins the construction and real estate teams focusing her practice on resolving construction and real estate disputes for developers, property owners, business owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, builders, sureties, landlords, and tenants. Greg joins the firm as an accomplished litigator, his practice focuses on bankruptcy and business litigation. In addition, David J. McKinley has also joined the firm’s intellectual property team. David focuses his practice on helping companies establish a robust patent portfolio in order to attract larger companies interested in acquisition and repel potential competitors. In his 23 years of patent practice, David has written and successfully prosecuted hundreds of patents. Larkin Hoffman announced that Bryan Huntington has received the Real Property Specialist Certification. According to the Minnesota State Bar Association, fewer than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field.

Lydian (Belgium) – CONGRATULATIONS on the firm’s 20th anniversaryPlease click here for their 20 Years firm video. The firm is proud to announce that they are now officially certified for the ISO 27001 Standard on Information Security and the first full-service Belgian independent law firm to earn this certification. In today’s highly digital world, information security is of the utmost importance. Jo Willems has been promoted to partner, his practice focus is on dispute resolution, drafting international commercial contracts and corporate/insurance litigation.

McBrayer (Kentucky) continues to grow at a tremendous pace, adding seven new attorneys between its Lexington and Louisville offices and establishing Kentucky’s premier estate planning department. In the firm’s Lexington office, Brad Derifield joins as Of Counsel, practicing as part of the firm’s corporate law team. He brings a wealth of experience in real estate transactions and serves as the Acting County Attorney for Lawrence County. Jonas Bastien joins the firm’s healthcare law practice. In the firm’s Louisville office, Member Su Kang brings her robust family law and domestic relations practice to McBrayer. William Carroll joins the Louisville office where he will practice as a litigator, especially in matters involving insurance defense and medical malpractice. Alan Linker joins McBrayer as a Member and has decades of experience as an estate planner with high net-worth clients in areas such as estate planning, estate and trust administration, fiduciary representation, tax planning, business succession planning, and more. C. Shawn Fox likewise will join McBrayer as a Member in the McBrayer estate planning team as of November 8th with a background in estate planning and estate and trust litigation. Phillip Pearson joins the McBrayer estate planning team. The firm has been ranked among the nation’s top law firms by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in America, achieving recognition for 27 practice areas in their “Best Law Firms” publication for 2022.

McGuireWoods (Virginia) announced Demetra Liggins has joined their Restructuring & Insolvency department as a partner, bringing more than two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for public and private companies. Liggins works on in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Her clients include healthcare systems, oil and gas companies, retail corporations, financial institutions, partnerships and private equity funds. Michael S. Dingman, an accomplished litigator with more than three decades of experience advising clients in construction, real estate and energy matters, has also joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Virginia. Dingman has tried more than 40 cases in federal and state court and before arbitration tribunals; and has represented owners and developers, contractors and subcontractors in real estate and construction contract negotiations and in litigation.

Parsons Behle & Latimer (Utah), announced the inclusion of 26 of its attorneys in the 2021 issue of Mountain States Super Lawyers, including two of its shareholders in the Top 10 and Top 100 ranking; five shareholders in the Top 50 Women ranking and one shareholder who has been recognized by Super Lawyers for 10 or more years running.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (New York, NY) announced that H. Gregory Baker has joined the firm as a Partner in its Litigation department. Mr. Baker will serve as Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation practice and will be a member of the White-Collar Defense and Investigations group. A former Senior Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with extensive experience investigating and litigating securities laws violations, Mr. Baker provides strategic advice to individuals and businesses in financial services and other industries. He serves as a key advisor on investigations and litigation strategy and applies his firsthand knowledge of the SEC to help clients.

Rifkin Weiner Livingston (Maryland) partner Brad I. Rifkin has been honored by The Daily Record as one of its Successful by 40 VIP List winners for 2021. This year’s honorees were chosen by The Daily Record based on outstanding professional accomplishments, civic involvement and impact of achievement before or by age 40. Brad serves as Co-Chair of RWL’s Government Relations division, along with Camille Fesche, where he has successfully represented clients with a wide array of statutory, regulatory, funding and procurement interests in the areas of alcoholic beverage manufacturing, casino-gaming, franchise law, innovative technology, insurance, medical cannabis, non-profit organizations, satellite radio, telecommunications, and transportation. RWL also announced that the firm and a number of its attorneys have again been recognized by Best Lawyers for its 2022 edition. The firm was also recognized again as a 2022 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm.”

Robinson+Cole (Connecticut) announced the addition of Danielle H. Tangorre as a partner in the firm’s Health Law group. Tangorre represents and advises a broad range of health care providers and trade associations on transactional matters, litigation, operational and compliance issues, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and regulatory matters. The firm was also ranked #12 among 50 law firms listed in the 2022 Best Law Firms to Work category as part of Vault’s Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings. Also, Robinson+Cole Managing Partner and past Litigation Section Co-chair Rhonda J. Tobin has been named one of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2021. 65 Robinson+Cole lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022. The firm continues to have the highest number of recognized lawyers in the state. Robinson+Cole also has the highest number of listed lawyers in Connecticut in the areas of environmental law and insurance law. Additionally, the following five lawyers were named the Best Lawyers 2022 “Lawyer of the Year,” in the noted practice areas: Patrick M. Birney in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Michael F. Maglio in Banking and Finance Law, Robert S. Melvin in Environmental Law, Joey Lee Miranda in Energy Law and Jacqueline Pennino Scheib in Trademark Law. For the second consecutive year, Robinson+Cole has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification after completing a year-long process that began in July 2020. Robinson+Cole is one of only 118 law firms to receive Mansfield Rule 4.0 certification. The certification is developed and facilitated by Diversity Lab in an effort to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership positions by broadening the pool of women, lawyers of color, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers who are considered for significant governance roles, partner promotions, lateral partner and senior associate hiring and inclusion in business development initiatives. Bruce B. Barth was named to the Top 50: 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list and Linda L. Morkan appears on the Top 25: 2020 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Robinson+Cole is pleased to launch its Environmental Law + blog. The latest addition to the firm’s network of blogs is dedicated to providing a timely and thoughtful forum for discussion of developments in the environmental, health and safety (EH+S), and energy landscapes. The Environmental Law + blog is produced by Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, one of the largest and most diverse in the Northeast, with Jonathan H. Schaefer serving as editor. The firm also received 40 first-tier metropolitan rankings, including 28 in the city of Hartford, in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Rose Law Firm (Arkansas) announced that Shaneen Sloan has joined the firm. Shaneen focuses on estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, tax, business and elder law. She also handles succession planning and real estate matters. Arkansas Business magazine named her to its Best Probate Lawyers list. Shaneen is a Certified Public Accountant with years of experience in the public accounting and tax industry prior to practicing law.

Sanchez Devanny (Mexico) announced that Lead Partner of their Labor practice, Alfredo Kupmfer-Dominguez, was elected by the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico as President of the Human Capital and Labor Affairs Committee. Alfredo was Managing Partner of the Mexico City office from 2013 to 2018 and has previously held similar leadership positions in the National Association of Export Companies (INDEX). Also, he was recently appointed by the Mexican Government as panelist to the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism of the USMCA, for disputes between Mexico and Canada within the USMCA.

Scharf Banks Marmor (Chicago, IL) announced the promotion of two outstanding lawyers. Rebecca L. Ford and George D. Sax are now Partners in the Firm. Rebecca concentrates her practice on corporate transactions and contracts, corporate governance and corporate compliance programs. George concentrates his practice in civil litigation.

WeirFoulds (Ontario, Canada) announced that Clare Burns, Partner, Trusts and Estates, has been ranked for a fourth consecutive year in the top band of the Private Wealth Disputes – Canada category by Chambers HNW: The World’s Leading High Net Worth Advisors, 2021. The firm has once again been recognized in Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the 2022 edition, five of their partners are ranked as leaders in their fields. WeirFoulds’ Partner Raj Datt and Senior Associate Marie-Pier Nadeau successfully uphold $24.3 million trial award for oil pipeline leaks – read more. WeirFoulds’ Partner Raj Anand assisted the Assembly of First Nations in obtaining the Federal Court’s decision in upholding landmark compensation order for First Nations children. The firm also announced that Lucinda (Lucy) E. Main has joined the firm as a Partner and Co-Chair of their Wills, Trusts and Estates group. Lucy has been repeatedly recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Estates & Personal Tax Planning and by Best Lawyers in Canada for her expertise in Trusts and Estates Law.

Wiley (District of Columbia) announced that Jacqueline “Lyn” Brown has joined the firm’s Privacy, Cyber & Data Governance and Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) practices as Special Counsel. Brown is the former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Acting Chief of the Cyber Law Unit, which provides legal advice to the FBI’s Cyber Division, and Senior Counsel at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, which coordinates whole-of-government campaigns to protect the United States and its allies from malicious cyber intrusions. Brown joins Wiley at a critical inflection point in federal cyber and privacy policy, as businesses of all types face increasing cybersecurity threats, emerging regulatory obligations, and landmark legislative requirements. Wiley’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Corruption practice has published the Eighth Edition of the FCPA Handbook. Since 1977, U.S. companies conducting business with foreign government entities and government officials have had to comply with the FCPA, which prohibits U.S. companies from bribing any foreign official to obtain or retain business. Companies and individuals found in violation of the FCPA may be subject to substantial fines, imprisonment, and/or forfeiture of property.