The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
22nd of November until the 29th of November 2017.


Washington DC, USA

Dentons, the world’s leading global law firm, today announced that Fred W. Reinke and G. Richard Dodge Jr. joined as partners in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. The pair augment the Firm’s well-regarded global dispute resolution offerings, and focus on insurance and financial litigation. Reinke has also been named as a US leader of Global Litigation and Dispute Resolution. They will be resident in the Firm’s Washington, DC office.

Reinke’s practice includes extensive experience in complex international commercial and class action litigation, specifically surrounding European insurance and reinsurance companies and financial institutions. He advises clients on global corporate governance matters and investigations involving governmental entities, including the SEC, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce. 

Dodge focuses his practice on civil litigation, arbitration, government investigations and internal reviews, with an emphasis on the insurance industry. He defends major insurers and financial services clients in market conduct and consumer fraud class actions, antitrust and RICO class actions, and ERISA and securities fraud class actions. 

The original press release can be found here on Dentons’ website.


Toronto, Canada

Dentons is pleased to welcome Meaghen Russell as a partner in our Employment, Labour and Pensions group. Based in our Toronto office, Meaghen’s practice involves advising and representing employers on a wide range of employment and labour matters, including complicated human rights issues, workplace accommodation, wrongful dismissal litigation, and employment contracts and policies. She has represented clients in numerous trials, mediations and hearings before various tribunals. Meaghen regularly provides training to clients on a variety of topics, including workplace accommodation, and workplace violence and harassment.

The original press release can be found here on the  Dentons’ website.


Moscow / St. Petersburg, Russia
Partner Vasilii Markov has joined Dentons as Head of the Tax group in St. Petersburg. He has brought with him a team of seven tax practitioners with extensive experience in tax benefits and government incentives. Markov comes to Dentons from Deloitte, where he was Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice in the Tax and Legal department. He has more than 11 years’ experience advising Russian and international clients on tax matters, with a primary focus on the technology sector. He holds a PhD in economics.

The original press release can be found here on the Dentons’ website.


New York, USA

Scott Brandman has been named Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie’s New York office, effective Jan. 1.  He succeeds Jim Colihan, who will continue his active corporate practice. A member of the Firm’s North America Tax Practice, Scott joined Baker McKenzie as an associate in 1998 and was elected partner in 2001. During his career at the Firm, he has held a number of management positions, serving on the New York Office Management Committee, the North America Tax Practice Management Committee, and as Chair of the North America Hiring Committee. He has also served on the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

The original press release can be found here on Baker McKenzie’s website.


London, UK

Clifford Chance has appointed Matthew Newick to lead the firm’s global, Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Risk Management practice. The appointment will also see Matthew join Clifford Chance’s Executive Leadership Group. Matthew has been with Clifford Chance since 1991, based in our London and Hong Kong offices. Whilst based in Hong Kong from 2013, he led the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice across Asia Pacific before returning to the London office in January 2017. He specialises in commercial dispute resolution and regulatory enforcement, particularly complex cross border disputes, investigations and advice in the financial sector.

The original press release can be found here on Clifford Chance’s website.