Franchise expert Mark VanderBroek has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as a partner in Atlanta. He joined from Troutman Sanders where he was the practice team leader for the franchise and distribution group and chaired the firm’s pro bono committee.
Having previously conducted research into the law firms with the leading pro bono practices, Who’s Who Legal turns its attention to the practice of pro bono among in-house legal teams. In this feature, we explore why the practice is on the rise, how corporate counsel are providing pro bono services and their motivation for doing so, and the positive impact such activities can have on the company as a whole.
Arc Logistics Partners have announced the appointment of Steven Schnitzer as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of its general partner, Arc Logistics GP. He joined the company on 3 February and is based in its New York headquarters.
Frederick Myers, a former litigator at Goodmans, has been appointed as a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto replacing Madam Justice Benotto who was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in November 2013.
Private equity lawyer Kirk Radke has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. He arrives from Kirkland & Ellis where he served for almost three decades representing numerous private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.
Suzanne Rich Folsom has taken up the position of general counsel and senior vice president for government affairs at US Steel. She joined on 3 February and is based at the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters, where she will be a member of the company’s executive management team.
Californian based computer systems company DataStax has appointed Clint Smith as general counsel. He took up his new position on 15 January, working from the company’s San Mateo headquarters.
Leading Australian litigators Wayne McMaster and Robert Cooper have joined the Melbourne office of Minter Ellison.
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