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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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  • February 16, 2015 | Law.com

    Kasowitz Wins $2.7 Million Judgment From Ex-Client

    Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman has obtained a $2.7 million judgment against hedge fund manager Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher, after the law firm sued him for unpaid legal fees.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • February 11, 2015 | Law.com

    Attorney Is Returning to Bankruptcy Bench

    James Garrity Jr., co-head of Morgan Lewis & Bockius' bankruptcy and restructuring practice, has been reappointed as a bankruptcy judge for the Southern District.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • February 10, 2015 | Law.com

    Weitz Firm Hires Ethics Expert to Review Practices

    Weitz & Luxenberg hired legal ethics expert Roy Simon to conduct an independent review of its payments to former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Simon said he found the firm did nothing wrong.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • February 9, 2015 | Law.com

    Arent Fox Picks Bankruptcy Chief to Lead NY Office

    Arent Fox has named Andrew Silfen as managing partner of the 76-attorney New York office. He will continue to lead the bankruptcy and financial restructuring group and serve as an executive committee member.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • February 5, 2015 | Law.com

    Jury Awards Associate Damages in Harassment Case

    A jury has awarded $140,000 to a former Faruqi & Faruqi associate, finding the law firm and a partner liable under New York City law for discrimination.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • February 3, 2015 | Law.com

    New Chief of Special Unit in Westchester DA Office

    Fredric Green, the longtime chief of the sex crimes bureau at the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, has been appointed chief of the Special Prosecutions Division and a second deputy district attorney.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • February 2, 2015 | Law.com

    OCA Assessing Loss of Records From Brooklyn Warehouse Fire

    The Brooklyn storage facility engulfed by a fire over the weekend could have contained tens of thousands of boxes of New York court records and was one of four main storage facilities for the state court system.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • February 2, 2015 | Law.com

    New York Promotions Remain Steady, While Firmwide Numbers Increase

    The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • January 30, 2015 | Law.com

    Obituary: Leon Silverman

    Leon Silverman, a former Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson partner and co-chair of the firm, died Thursday at age 93.

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

  • January 30, 2015 | Law.com

    Judge Deems Legal Fees Charged in Asbestos Cases Reasonable

    In recommending $8.8 million in legal fees for 14 law firms, including Sidley Austin, DLA Piper and Nixon Peabody, Southern District Magistrate Judge James Francis said that a reasonable billing rate "need not be the lowest possible rate, but, rather, must merely fall within a range of reasonableness."

    By Christine Simmons

    1 minute read

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