Morning Briefing: Law firm's global CEO re-elected for fifth term

by NZ Lawyer30 Oct 2014
Norton Rose Fulbright re-elects global CEO
Peter Martyr has been re-elected as the global chief executive of Norton Rose Fulbright for a fifth term. He will remain in the role for a further three years but will not continue in his current dual role as managing partner of the UK division; global corporate head Martin Scott has been elected to that position. Charles Hurdon becomes managing partner in Canada. There are no changes to management at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.
Edwards Wildman Palmer takes management stateside
Edwards Wildman Palmer is now reportedly managing its UK operation from the US amid speculation that its London managing partner Nick Bolter could be considering a move to Cooley. There have been a number of partner exits in recent months with Edward’s intending to merge with Locke Lord; that is expected to be voted upon next month.
Taylor Wessing re-elects senior partner
Adam Marks will stay in position as senior partner at Taylor Wessing after an uncontested election. He was elected to the role in 2011 and his second three-year term will begin next month. He is also a full-time real estate partner.
Prominent Mexico team joins Baker McKenzie
A group of distinguished transactional lawyers have joined Baker McKenzie in Mexico City as the firm continues expanding its corporate, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and telecommunications practices. Carlos Valencia, Miguel B. de Erice, Tatiana Escribano, Luis Álvarez, Javier Zenteno, Gabriel Salinas and Karina Duyich will give the firm a wealth of additional experience.
Lawyers probe death of comedian Joan Rivers
Melissa Rivers has appointed lawyers to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of her mother Joan. New York-based Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz will look into how the comedian died following a routine throat examination. The death of the 81 year old prompted an investigation at the clinic by the State Health Department. It’s not known if Melissa Rivers intends to file a civil lawsuit.
Casino workers reach settlement over skimpy uniforms
Casino workers in Atlantic City have resolved their employment dispute with employers regarding ‘discriminatory’ uniforms. Older workers claim that they were told to audition for their jobs wearing the new outfits, which they say were too small. Photographs were then taken of them and a third-party model agency was given the role of deciding who should get the jobs. New Jersey lawyer Kevin Costello of Costello & Mains says the dispute has been settled but neither he, nor the casino management are revealing details. Perhaps too much has been revealed already?