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Antitrust
  • Rawia Ashraf

    Rawia Ashraf joined Practical Law from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she was a litigation associate focusing on antitrust matters. She specialized in complex antitrust litigation, regulatory approval of mergers and acquisitions and government enforcement actions. Rawia is the Director of Practical Law's Antitrust Service.
  • Jennifer Coon

    Jennifer Coon joined Practical Law from Dechert LLP, where she was an associate in the antitrust group handling a variety of merger, counseling and litigation matters. Jen was responsible for managing the US premerger notification program at Dechert, including analyzing premerger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and preparing required HSR filings.
Capital Markets & Securities
  • Jerry Carannante

    Jerry Carannante joined Practical Law from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he was a senior associate in the corporate finance group, specializing in a variety of securities transactions and general corporate matters.
  • Lauren Hakala

    Lauren Hakala joined Practical Law from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she handled a broad range of domestic and international capital markets matters.
  • Robert Laplante

    Robert Laplante joined Practical Law from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he was an associate in the capital markets and securities group in the New York and Tokyo offices.
  • Sharon Makower

    Sharon Makower joined Practical Law from Cablevision Systems Corporation, where she was associate general counsel. Previously she was a senior corporate attorney for Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, specializing in securities and M&A. Before that, she was an associate in the corporate group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
  • Heather McMaster

    Heather McMaster joined Practical Law from Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she was a senior attorney in the Capital Markets & Securities practice group handling a wide range of domestic and international capital markets matters. Before that, she worked as a securities attorney at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto and Eastern Europe. Heather is the Director of Practical Law's Capital Markets & Securities Service.
  • Miriam Patterson

    Miriam Patterson joined Practical Law from the London office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where she was a knowledge management attorney. Previously she was an attorney in the international capital markets department at the London office of Allen & Overy.
  • Christopher Roehrig

    Christopher Roehrig joined Practical Law from Torys LLP, where he was a senior associate in the corporate and capital markets practice groups. Previously, he was an associate in the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions practice groups at Shearman & Sterling LLP.
Commercial
  • Lawrence Hsieh

    Lawrence Hsieh joined Practical Law from private practice. Previously, he was in-house counsel with Nissho Iwai American Corporation, and a corporate associate with Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Komatsu & Koma and Shea & Gould. He is the author of the Corporate Transactions Handbook.
  • Richard Miller

    Richard Miller joined Practical Law from Eaton & Van Winkle LLP, where he was a partner focusing on commercial transactions, corporate law and intellectual property matters. Previously he was a partner at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman P.C., Fox Rothschild LLP, and Miller Mitchell PC and a consultant to Proskauer Rose LLP. Rich has also been General Counsel of Prince Sports Group, Inc. and Amswiss International Corporation, was Associate General Counsel at Loeb Rhoades Hornblower & Co., and was Counsel to Chesebrough-Pond's, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, Inc. and Stark & Stark PC. .
  • Sylvia Motz

    Sylvie Motz joined Practical Law from CompuCredit Corporation, where she was Assistant General Counsel. Previously she was the General Counsel of CompuCredit UK in London. Before that, she was Senior Attorney on the aircraft finance team at Delta Air Lines, a finance associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and a corporate associate at Alston & Bird LLP. Sylvie is the Director of Practical Law's Commercial Service.
  • Laszlo Serester

    Laszlo Serester joined Practical Law from Chinook Sciences, LLC, where he was Corporate Counsel. Previously he was Assistant General Counsel at Minerals Technologies, Inc. and an associate in the corporate and securities department of Baker & McKenzie LLP in New York.
  • Lisa Temple

    Lisa Temple joined Practical Law from IBM, where she was Counsel in the Systems and Technology Group. Previously she was a corporate finance associate at Seward & Kissel LLP.
Corporate and M&A
  • Catherine Chang

    Catherine Chang joined Practical Law from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where she was an associate in the corporate group. Previously she was an associate at both Morrison Cohen LLP and Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP.
  • Melanie Arad Fitzpatrick

    Melanie Arad Fitzpatrick joined Practical Law from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where she was an associate in the tax department. Previously she was an associate in the tax department at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
  • Ashley Guerrero

    Ashley Guerrero Guerrero joined Practical Law from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where she worked as an associate in the business transactions group.
  • Jeff Hess

    Jeff Hess joined Practical Law from Goodwin Procter LLP, where he was a partner in the private equity group. Previously he was an associate general counsel at American Capital Strategies specializing in private debt and equity financings. Before that, he was a partner in the private equity group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jeff is the Director of Practical Law's Corporate and M&A Service.
  • Tasha Hutchins

    Tasha Hutchins joined Practical Law from Pfizer Inc., where she worked as a corporate attorney specializing in M&A transactions for Pfizer's business transactions group. Previously she was a corporate associate at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Before that, she worked in the M&A group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
  • Julia Kolovarsky

    Julia Kolovarsky joined Practical Law from Clifford Chance US LLP, where she was a corporate associate specializing in fund formation and fund operation matters. Previously she was a fund formation associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and prior to that a corporate associate at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.
  • Sara McLeod

    Sara McLeod joined Practical Law from UBS AG, where she was a director and senior counsel in the tax group. Previously she was a special counsel in the tax department at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
  • Daniel Rubin

    Daniel Rubin joined Practical Law from O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he was counsel in the M&A group. Previously he was a corporate associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Jessica Cherry

    Jessica Cherry joined Practical Law from the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she was a partner in the employee benefits and executive compensation department. Previously she worked as an associate in the global equity services department of Baker & McKenzie in San Francisco.
  • Ray Kaplan

    Ray Kaplan joined Practical Law from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where he was an associate in the Employee Benefits department. Previously he was with Deloitte LLP and the Segal Company specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation.
  • Robin Kelly

    Robin Kelly joined Practical Law from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she was a senior associate in the executive compensation and benefits group. Previously she was an associate in the employee benefits and executive compensation group at Jones Day.
  • Kyle Murray

    Kyle Murray joined Practical Law from the Employee Benefits Institute of America (EBIA), where he worked as an ERISA attorney focusing on health and welfare plan issues. Previously he was an employee benefits associate at Ogletree Deakins.
  • Gia Norris

    Gia Norris joined Practical Law from Roberts & Holland LLP, where she was a senior employee benefits and executive compensation associate. Previously she was an employee benefits and executive compensation associate at both White & Case LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP.
  • Heidi Winzeler

    Heidi Winzeler joined Practical Law from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where she was Counsel in the Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation Department. Previously she was an associate at both Proskauer Rose LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Heidi is the Director of Practical Law's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Service.
Finance
  • Maria Barclay

    Maria Barclay joined Practical Law from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she was a senior corporate attorney in the finance group. Previously she was an attorney in the banking and finance team at the Auckland, New Zealand office of Bell Gully. Maria is the Managing Editor of Practical Law's Finance team.
  • Eric Berman

    Eric Berman joined Practical Law from Sidley Austin LLP, where he worked as an associate in the corporate finance group, specializing in derivatives, securitization and structured finance, prime brokerage and securities lending.
  • Caroline Danford

    Caroline Danford joined Practical Law from Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she was counsel in the bank finance group. Previously she was an associate in the banking and finance group at Emmet Marvin & Martin LLP. She also has held managerial positions at American Express and Citicorp Retail Services and was a National Trust Examiner for the US Treasury Department, Comptroller of the Currency. Caroline is the Senior Director of Practical Law's Finance, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Real Estate and Capital Markets & Securities Services and the Director of the Finance Service.
  • Jeremy Estabrooks

    Jeremy Estabrooks joined Practical Law from Axiom Law, where he worked at the general counsel's office of American Express and dealt primarily with banking, M&A and regulatory issues. Before that, he worked in the financial services group at Goodwin Procter LLP in New York. Before that, he worked in the finance and corporate and securities groups at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, also in New York. Jeremy began his legal career as a Stimson Fellow, working on various legal reform initiatives with the Russian government in Moscow, Russia.
  • Tim Fanning

    Tim Fanning joined Practical Law from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he was senior counsel in the corporate finance group, representing investment funds, banks and corporations as borrowers and lenders in connection with credit facilities and a range of other financings.
  • Melissa Malpass

    Melissa Malpass joined Practical Law from WilmerHale, where she was counsel in the Financial Institutions group and handled consumer regulatory issues. She was previously an associate in the Consumer Financial Services group of K&L Gates, where she represented financial institutions, primarily residential mortgage lenders, in enforcement matters involving federal consumer financial laws.
  • Erlyne Nazaire

    Erlyne Nazaire joined Practical Law from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she was a corporate attorney in the international practice group handling project finance, private M&A and joint venture transactions.
  • Ilissa Watnik

    Ilissa Watnik joined Practical Law from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she was an attorney in the corporate and bankruptcy group. Previously she was an attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a business analyst.
Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Mark Baker

    Mark Baker joined Practical Law from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where he was counsel focusing on patent litigation matters. Before that, he was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he specialized in patent litigation and intellectual property transactions.
  • Rita Berardino

    Rita Berardino joined Practical Law from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she was counsel and previously a partner focusing on intellectual property and information technology matters in corporate transactions and licensing and collaborations primarily in the areas of pharmaceuticals and software. She previously was an intellectual property litigation associate at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.
  • Michael Burling

    Michael Burling joined Practical Law from Paul Hastings LLP, where he was a litigation associate focusing on patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. Previously Michael was an intellectual property litigation associate at Ropes & Gray LLP.
  • Paul Connuck

    Paul Connuck joined Practical Law from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP (now Winston & Strawn), where he was a partner with a focus on information technology and intellectual property-driven commercial transactions. He was also an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
  • Jessica Davis

    Jessica Davis joined Practical Law after counselling in-house legal and business teams regarding patent litigation and licensing issues. Previously she was a patent litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
  • Patricia Harley

    Patricia Harley joined Practical Law from Home Box Office (HBO), where she was associate counsel responsible for distribution of HBO's original programming and information technology matters. Previously she was an associate at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, specializing in intellectual property transactions. Before that, she was an intellectual property litigation associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges. Patricia is the Director of Practical Law's Intellectual Property & Technology Service.
  • Ulana (Uli) Holubec

    Ulana (Uli) Holubec joined Practical Law from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where she was a senior associate and handled a variety of trademark and other intellectual property matters. Uli previously was an intellectual property attorney at White & Case LLP and an intellectual property litigation associate at Lieberman & Nowak, LLP.
  • Erica Kitaev

    Erica Gann Kitaev, CIPP joined Practical Law from BakerHostetler LLP, where she was a partner with a focus on privacy and data security. She is a co-author of West Academic Publishing's Privacy Law in a Nutshell, Second Edition, and she taught privacy law as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. She was also an associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour, & Pease LLP.
  • Eric Lee

    Eric Lee joined Practical Law from Medtronic, Inc., where he was principal patent counsel responsible for the Kyphon business. Immediately before joining Medtronic, Eric was chief counsel for patents at Georgia-Pacific LLC. Before that, he was assistant chief intellectual property counsel at Becton, Dickinson and Company. Previously Eric worked as an associate at Dorsey & Whitney and Fish & Neave.
  • Jamie Lucia

    Jamie Lucia joined Practical Law from Paul Hastings LLP, where she was an associate in the Life Sciences Litigation department focusing on ANDA litigation on behalf of major innovative pharmaceutical companies. Before that, she was an associate in the IP Litigation group at Ropes & Gray, where she focused on patent litigation in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, and business methods.
International Arbitration
  • Stephen Down

    Stephen Down joined Practical Law in August 2010 and is an Assistant Editor for Practical Law International Arbitration. He graduated in 2007 from the University of Southampton with a degree in Law and then completed the LPC at the College of Law in July 2008 with a Distinction. He has also undertaken voluntary legal work experience, which involved dealing with a variety of areas including probate and employment.
  • Claire Lipman

    Claire Lipman joined Practical Law in July 2007. She qualified in 1994. She trained at Paisner and Co (now Berwin Leighton Paisner), where she worked for 13 years in their dispute resolution department. In addition to practicing in all areas of general commercial litigation, Claire specializes in international arbitration and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has contributed a chapter in ADR and Commercial Disputes, published by Sweet and Maxwell. Claire is currently a non-practicing solicitor.
  • Melissa Lorenzo-Herve

    Melissa Lorenzo-Herve joined Practical Law from Fortent, a compliance information management company, where she was a legal editor. Previously she was an associate in the M&A group at Troutman Sanders LLP and before that was an associate in the corporate and litigation groups at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
  • Jo Luker

    Jo Luker joined Practical Law in October 2006. She qualified in 1993 with Herbert Smith, where she worked on a range of commercial litigation and arbitration disputes. In 2000 she joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a practice development lawyer providing professional support to the firm's litigation and international arbitration lawyers. Jo co-authored the "Global Overview" chapter of Arbitration World (2004), a multi-jurisdictional guide for arbitration practitioners. Jo is currently a non-practicing solicitor.
  • Suzie Noble

    Suzie Noble joined Practical Law in August 2008 as an Assistant Editor, specializing in arbitration. She graduated from Bournemouth University with an LLB Honours Degree in Business Law in 2000 and has worked as a paralegal for Denton Wilde Sapte and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. Suzie worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for over 5 years, firstly as a professional support paralegal for the litigation team and then as a practice development executive for the international arbitration team.
  • Saira Singh

    Saira Singh joined Practical Law in May 2009 and qualified as a solicitor in 1994 with Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells LLP), where she specialized in commercial and insurance litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on contractual disputes and professional negligence claims. In 2001, she became a professional support lawyer in the dispute resolution practice at Lovells, covering litigation, arbitration and ADR. Saira is currently a non-practicing solicitor, and sits as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) on the Midlands Circuit. She is the head of Practical Law International Arbitration.
  • Steven Skulnik

    Steven Skulnik joined Practical Law from Ganfer & Shore LLP, where he was counsel in the litigation department. His practice focused on commercial and employment litigation and arbitration. He previously was counsel at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and a partner at Pavia & Harcourt LLP. He is a Panel Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and other arbitration and mediation providers and was named a Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters) for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Labor & Employment
  • Chris Alber

    Chris Alber joined Practical Law from Proskauer Rose, LLP, where she practiced immigration law for more than seven years. Before joining Proskauer, Chris spent more than seven years as an immigration attorney with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey, an international boutique immigration firm. Chris frequently speaks and writes on immigration topics.
  • Kate Bally

    Kate Bally joined Practical Law from Littler Mendelson P.C., where she worked as an associate in the employment group. Previously she was also an associate at Day Pitney LLP and a law clerk to the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill. Kate is Co-Director of Practical Law's Labor & Employment Service.
  • Delyanne Barros

    Delyanne Barros joined Practical Law from Outten & Golden LLP, where she was an associate representing plaintiffs in employment-related matters for over six years.
  • Saira Singh

    Suzanne K. Brown joined Practical Law from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where she was a litigation associate in the labor and employment group, concentrating on wage and hour litigation and compliance. Previously Suzanne was a labor and employment associate with Gibbons, P.C., McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, and the Law Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • Rachel Byrne

    Rachel Byrne joined Practical Law from Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where she was an associate in the labor and employment group. Previously she was an associate at Foster Pepper PLC. Rachel is Co-Director of Practical Law's Labor & Employment Service.
  • Barbara Harris

    Barbara Harris joined Practical Law from DLA Piper LLP, where she served as Counsel in the labor and employment group for more than 10 years. Previously, Barbara spent seven years as Counsel at Solomon, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp, a boutique litigation firm in New York City. Before that, she was an associate at Alschuler, Grossman & Pines in Los Angeles.
  • Terence McGuire

    Terence McGuire joined Practical Law from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where he was an associate in the labor and employment practice group, concentrating in traditional labor law and employment litigation matters.
  • Anna Pohl

    Anna Pohl joined Practical Law from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she was a trial attorney in the New York District Office and litigated employment discrimination cases, including systemic cases, under federal civil rights statutes. Previously she was an associate at Mehri & Skalet, PLLC where she represented plaintiffs in complex employment cases and class actions.
  • Helena Sung

    Helena Sung joined Practical Law from MTV Networks, where she was senior employment counsel providing labor and employment advice to client groups across all channels, including production teams on scripted and reality television programming. Before that, she specialized in labor and employment law as an associate at Baker & McKenzie and Kauff McClain & McGuire.
Law Department
  • Susan Feingold

    Susan Feingold joined Practical Law from EMI Music North America, where she served in a series of senior legal and business affairs roles, most recently as the company's general counsel. Previously, she was a corporate associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Susan is the Head of Practical Law's Law Department Service.
  • Michelle Graham

    Michelle Graham joined Practical Law from private practice and as an in-house consultant advising legal and business teams on a wide range of intellectual property and litigation matters. She was previously counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and special counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
  • Helen Respass

    Helen Respass joined Practical Law from Sojitz Corporation of America, where she was assistant general counsel for the Americas region, handling a wide range of corporate, M&A, commercial and employment matters and overseeing the ethics and compliance program. She previously was an associate in the Executive Compensation and ERISA group at Linklaters LLP and before that an associate in both the Corporate and the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits groups at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
Litigation
  • Wayne Chang

    Wayne Chang joined Practical Law from Bloomberg L.P., where he worked on the legal research product. He was previously a litigation associate at Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan LLP.
  • Robert Conrad

    Robert Conrad joined Practical Law from the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he was the firm's managing attorney. Previously he was a legal analyst at Bloomberg L.P. Before that, he worked as an associate in the litigation and products liability groups at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
  • Catherine DiFiglia

    Catherine DiFiglia joined Practical Law from the NY office of Winston & Strawn LLP, where she was a litigation partner concentrating on product liability and commercial litigation matters. Cathy is the Senior Director of Practical Law's Litigation, Intellectual Property & Technology and Labor & Employment Services and the Director of the Litigation Service.
  • Nicholas Haddad

    Nicholas Haddad joined Practical Law from the New York office of Jones Day, where he was an associate in the Issues & Appeals group. His practice focused on appellate litigation and motion practice in both state and federal courts. Before joining Jones Day, he clerked for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann in the Second Circuit and the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff in the Southern District of New York. Before that, he was a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Fordham Law School.
  • Robert Iscaro

    Robert Iscaro joined Practical Law from the New York office of Jones Day, where he was Counsel in the litigation department. His practice focused on product liability and toxic torts in both state and federal courts. He previously clerked in the New Jersey State Superior Court.
  • Brian Lavin

    Brian Lavin joined Practical Law from Hartman & Craven LLP, where he was a senior associate in the litigation department. Previously he was a litigation associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP. Before that, he was an associate at Clifford Chance LLP.
  • Melissa Lorenzo-Herve

    Melissa Lorenzo-Herve joined Practical Law from Fortent, a compliance information management company, where she was a legal editor. Previously she was an associate in the M&A group at Troutman Sanders LLP and before that was an associate in the corporate and litigation groups at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
  • Ruth A. Braun Marshall

    Ruth A. Braun Marshall joined Practical Law from the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP, where she was a litigation associate concentrating on securities litigation and complex commercial litigation. She was previously a litigation associate at the New York office of Bryan Cave LLP. Ruth is the Managing Editor of Practical Law's Litigation team.
  • Vlad Pavlovic

    Vlad Pavlovic joined Practical Law from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he was a litigation associate. His practice focused on securities litigation, regulatory investigations and white collar criminal matters. Before joining Morgan Lewis, he was a litigation associate at Allen & Overy LLP.
  • Steven Skulnik

    Steven Skulnik joined Practical Law from Ganfer & Shore LLP, where he was counsel in the litigation department. His practice focused on commercial and employment litigation and arbitration. He previously was counsel at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and a partner at Pavia & Harcourt LLP. He is a Panel Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and other arbitration and mediation providers and was named a Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters) for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Lauren Sobel

    Lauren Sobel joined Practical Law from Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she was a Partner in the firm's Business Litigation department. Prior to that, she clerked for the Honorable Joan A. Lenard in the Southern District of Florida and the Honorable Debra C. Freeman in the Southern District of New York. Previously, she was also a litigation associate at Nixon Peabody LLP in New York.
  • Laura Sulem

    Laura Sulem joined Practical Law from Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, where she was a senior associate in the litigation department. Previously she was a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
  • Beth Tagliamonti

    Beth Tagliamonti joined Practical Law from Winston & Strawn LLP, where she was Of Counsel in the firm's litigation department. Previously she was an associate in the litigation group at Bryan Cave LLP.
  • Robert Weisz

    Robert Weisz joined Practical Law from the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where he specialized in civil appeals in both federal and state courts. Previously he was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Katsky Korins LLP. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allen G. Schwartz.
  • Sarah Heckman Yardeni

    Sarah Heckman Yardeni joined Practical Law from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she was a senior litigation associate representing clients on a wide range of matters. Prior to joining Skadden, she clerked for the Honorable Debra Freeman in the Southern District of New York. Before that, she was a litigation associate at Moses & Singer LLP. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Fordham Law School.
Real Estate
  • Katherine Barger

    Katherine Barger joined Practical Law from Cahill, Gordon & Reindel LLP, where she was an associate in the Real Estate Group. Previously she was a real estate associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP and at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
  • Jill H. Blumberg

    Jill H. Blumberg joined Practical Law from Hunton & Williams LLP, where she was a Senior Attorney in the real estate department focusing on commercial real estate matters. Previously, she was an in-house attorney and the Head of Equity Closings at New York Life Investments. Before that, she was a Counsel in the real estate group at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
  • Lynn Bodkin

    Lynn Bodkin joined Practical Law from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she was a senior real estate associate. Previously she was counsel at Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP, Associate General Counsel at New York Life Insurance Company and Assistant General Counsel at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
  • Lilly Gerontis

    Lilly Gerontis joined Practical Law from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where she was a senior attorney in the real estate group specializing in project finance. Before that, she was a senior associate in the real estate group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Lilly is the Director of Practical Law's Real Estate Service.
  • Johanna Martell

    Johanna Martell joined Practical Law from McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where she was a senior associate in the real estate group specializing in all aspects of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and finance. Previously, she was a corporate/real estate associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
  • Christopher Milenkevich

    Christopher Milenkevich joined the Real Estate team from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he was special counsel focused on commercial real estate finance. In his practice, he represented major banks and other lenders in a wide variety of real estate loans and secondary market transactions.
  • Lori Schwarz

    Lori Schwarz joined Practical Law from the construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, where she was a partner. She specialized in representing owners, developers, design professionals and sureties in all facets of construction contracting and risk management as well as in the mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction disputes in state and federal courts.
Practical Law The Journal - Transactions & Business
  • Stephanie Jeshiva

    Stephanie Jeshiva joined Practical Law from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where she was an associate in the asset management group.
  • Amanda Stevens

    Amanda Stevens joined Practical Law from Pryor Cashman LLP, where she was an associate in the litigation group, specializing in commercial litigation and intellectual property.
  • Quynh Vuong

    Quynh Vuong joined Practical Law from Xtract Research LLC, where she was a covenant analyst in the bank debt review department. Previously she was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she worked in the finance group. Before that, she was a structured finance associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Quynh is the Editor-in-Chief of Practical Law The Journal's Transactions & Business edition.
Practical Law The Journal - Litigation
  • Meagan Crowley-Hsu

    Meagan Crowley-Hsu joined Practical Law from Reed Smith LLP, where she was a senior associate in the litigation department. Previously she was a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and clerked for the Honorable Joel A. Pisano in the District of New Jersey.
  • Kristin Fisher

    Kristin Fisher joined Practical Law from Latham & Watkins LLP, where she was an associate in the finance department specializing in project financings and acquisition financings. Kristin is the Editor-in-Chief of Practical Law The Journal: Litigation.
  • Joan Sim

    Joan Sim joined Practical Law from Jones Day, where she was an associate in the trial practice group.
State Q&A Team
  • Brittany Bendall

    Brittany Bendall joined Practical Law from Storch Amini & Munves, where she was a litigation associate focusing on complex commercial matters. She also worked as a legal fellow for the Kings County Supreme Court.
  • Kristin Delaney

    Kristin Delaney joined Practical Law from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where she was an associate in the corporate and intellectual property practice groups. Kristin is the Manager of State Q&A.
  • Jeannie Ho

    Jeannie Ho joined Practical Law from the office of New York County Supreme Court Judge Louis B. York, where she served as a judicial clerk. She also interned at Human Rights Watch, Bryan Cave LLP and several prosecutors’ offices.
  • Jennifer Lafferty

    Jennifer Lafferty joined Practical Law from the Office of the Bronx District Attorney where she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureau. Before that, she was a student attorney with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
  • Brooke Nuoffer

    Brooke Nuoffer joined Practical Law from Touro Law, where she was an academic research assistant in the area of wills, trusts and estates law. She won first place in the ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition and published an article in the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal on copyright laws pertaining to dance choreography. She has also interned in the areas of students' rights advocacy and entertainment law.
  • Jean Simeon

    Jean Simeon joined Practical Law from private practice, where he was an associate specializing in products liability and general commercial litigation. He previously worked as an associate for Kaye Scholer LLP in the complex commercial litigation department.
Senior Analysts and Senior Associate Editors
  • Kiana Bachus

    Kiana Bachus joined Practical Law from Williams Mullen, where she was an associate in the Business & Corporate Group.
  • Valerie Bifulco

    Valerie Bifulco joined Practical Law from Goodwin Procter LLP, where she was a senior paralegal in the private equity group. Previously she was at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as a senior paralegal handling M&A and general corporate matters. She also has held managerial positions at Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey and in the international corporate finance division of Citibank, N.A.
  • Christophe Difo

    Christophe Difo joined Practical Law from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC where he was a labor and employment associate. Christophe represented and advised employers on a wide range of employment law matters including those related to non-competes, employment discrimination and wage and hour issues.
  • Robert Ford

    Robert Ford joined Practical Law from Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP, where he was an associate in the litigation group.
  • Amanda Gudis

    Amanda Gudis joined Practical Law from Levine & Blit, PLLC, where she was an associate in the firm's complex employment litigation practice for New York and New Jersey. Previously, she worked as a Prosecutorial Fellow for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.
  • Sarah Kelly

    Sarah Kelly joined Practical Law from Brooklyn Law School, where she was an Executive Articles Editor on the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law. She was also a legal intern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Jessica King

    Jessica King joined Practical Law from Salans LLP, where she was an associate in the corporate practice group and assisted with premerger filings.
  • Marika Lawrence

    Marika Lawrence joined Practical Law from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where she was an associate in the financial restructuring group.
  • Sarah Mital

    Sarah Mital joined Practical Law from King & Spalding LLP, where she was an attorney in the finance group. Sarah is the What's Market Product Manager.
  • Sandra Muscat

    Sandra Muscat joined Practical Law from Kaye Scholer LLP, where she was an associate in the corporate and finance group.
  • Kumari Nelson

    Kumari Nelson joined Practical Law from White & Case LLP in New York, where she was an associate in the litigation group.
  • Brendan O'Leary

    Brendan O'Leary joined Practical Law from private practice, where he was an attorney specializing in corporate and securities law. Previously he was a corporate associate with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and securities law.
  • Matthew Pearl

    Matthew Pearl joined Practical Law from University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was an editor on the University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law. He also worked as a law clerk at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
  • Joseph Rebello

    Joseph Rebello joined Practical Law from private practice. Previously he was an analyst at Covenant Review, LLC and a corporate associate with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, focusing on M&A and finance.
  • David Rodgers

    David Rodgers joined Practical Law from Smith Valliere PLLC, where he was an associate specializing in commercial litigation and intellectual property law.
  • Carl Smith

    Carl Smith joined Practical Law from private practice, where he was an attorney specializing in corporate and securities law. Previously he was a corporate attorney with King & Spalding LLP, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
  • Megan Sramek

    Megan Sramek joined Practical Law from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where she was an associate in the litigation group. Previously, she was a litigation associate in the New York office of Mayer Brown LLP.
  • Natalie Torsiello

    Natalie Torsiello joined Practical Law from the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Previously Natalie worked on a variety of intellectual property, corporate and entertainment law matters at boutique law firms and in-house legal departments.
  • Peter Washkowitz

    Peter Washkowitz joined Practical Law from Reed Smith LLP, where he practiced in the financial institutions group. Previously, Peter was an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he worked primarily on banking and credit matters.
Analysts and Associate Editors
  • Sean Acevedo

    Sean Acevedo joined Practical Law from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was a Notes & Comments Editor on the Connecticut Law Review. Sean also received an L.LM in Insurance Law from the University of Connecticut.
  • Emily Adler

    Emily Adler joined Practical Law from Standard and Poors Capital IQ. She is a graduate of St. Johns University School of Law, where she served as an Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development.
  • Stephanie Backes

    Stephanie Backes joined Practical Law from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor for the Circuit Review. Previously she was a legal intern at The Medicines Company, where she worked on corporate, intellectual property and contract law matters.
  • Ben Birchenall

    Ben Birchenall joined Practical Law from private practice, where he focused on civil rights and employment discrimination matters. Previously, he was a law clerk for a solo real estate practitioner, a mortgage bank and Burberry Limited. At New York Law School, he was a research assistant for the Director of the Center for Real Estate Studies.
  • Priscilla Cheng

    Priscilla Cheng joined Practical Law from private practice, where she was an associate specializing in commercial litigation. She previously served as a fellow for the New York City Law Department and an intern for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Christopher Davis

    Christopher Davis joined Practical Law from Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP, where he practiced in the commercial and securities litigation group specializing in broker-dealer misconduct, misstatements and omissions in offering materials and contract disputes. Previously Chris clerked at the Federal Trade Commission and was a summer associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP, where he worked primarily on corporate and international tax matters.
  • Alyssa Dunn

    Alyssa Dunn joined Practical Law from Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, PC, where she was an associate in the real estate closings department. A graduate of Touro Law Center, Alyssa served as a research editor on the Touro Law Review.
  • Sara Ehrlich

    Sara Ehrlich joined Practical Law from private practice, where she worked as an associate focusing on tax and private wealth planning. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, Sara served as an associate editor of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law.
  • David Embree

    David Embree joined Practical Law from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was a student writer on the Iowa Law Review. He previously interned at the ACLU of Alaska Foundation and the Alaska Labor Relations Agency.
  • Robert Foster

    Robert Foster joined Practical Law from the American University Washington College of Law, where he was a student attorney for the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic and a senior editor for a law and policy brief. Previously, he was a law clerk in the office of general counsel for Volunteers of America.
  • Raymond A. Franklin

    Raymond A. Franklin joined Practical Law from Sapir Schragin LLP, where he was an associate focusing on labor and employment law matters. Previously he interned with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State United Teachers Office of General Counsel.
  • Matthew Hayes

    Matthew Hayes joined Practical Law from Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc., where he was of counsel to the litigation group. He has also worked with Sokoloff Stern LLP, and interned with the General Counsel's office at HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Benjamin Heiss

    Benjamin Heiss joined Practical Law from the Center for Appellate Litigation, where he represented indigent criminal defendants in post-conviction matters.
  • Leigh Kelly

    Leigh Kelly joined Practical Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was an editor on the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. She also worked as a law clerk at Askounis & Darcy, PC.
  • Amit Kewalramani

    Amit Kewalramani joined Practical Law from Wilson Elser LLP where he was a Conflict of Interest Analyst. He received a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Connecticut. During his undergraduate coursework, he has served as an IT Support Analyst and a Research Assistant for the Psychology Department.
  • Sarah Laimo

    Sarah Laimo joined Practical Law from Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Previously she worked as a law clerk for Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, specializing in labor and employment law.
  • Anthony Lauro

    Anthony Lauro joined Practical Law from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where he was a litigation paralegal focusing on securities matters. Anthony specialized in litigations involving mortgage-backed securities. Previously he was a litigation paralegal at Ford Marrin Esposito Witmyer & Gleser, L.L.P. focusing on insurance defense litigations.
  • Ravi Magia

    Ravi Magia joined Practical Law from private practice, where he served as assistant legal counsel for a hospitality management firm. He previously served as an associate editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review and interned at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas and for a federal district court judge in Los Angeles, California.
  • William McCullough

    William McCullough joined Practical Law from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Business & Law.
  • Dan Ostrach

    Dan Ostrach joined Practical Law from Scott & Bush Ltd., where he was an associate and focused on intellectual property litigation. He previously was a commercial litigation and international arbitration associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP.
  • Mirin Park

    Mirin Park joined Practical Law from The College of William and Mary, where she received her B.A. in International Relations and Psychology. She was a member of the Undergraduate Honor Council and a cross cultural psychology research assistant.
  • Priyanka Raval

    Priyanka Raval joined Practical Law from Albert Buzzetti & Associates, where she was a paralegal for the Personal Injury and Real Estate departments. She has completed her B.S. in economics and law and policy at Northeastern University. She was previously an intern at New York Life Insurance Company.
  • Matt Riportella-Crose

    Matt Riportella-Crose joined Practical Law from Boston University School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law. He also worked as a freelance licensing associate for Condé Nast Publications and Menuez Archive Projects.
  • Robert Rosen

    Robert Rosen joined Practical Law from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC, where he was an associate in the Litigation Section. Before starting at Mintz, Robert volunteered for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and prepared tax returns for low-income individuals and families.
  • Adam Sasiadek

    Adam Sasiadek joined Practical Law from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he was an attorney in the Case Analysis Pilot Program. Previously he was an associate at Frazer & Feldman, LLP, where he practiced labor, employment, and education law.
  • Jaime Semensohn

    Jaime Semensohn joined Practical Law from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she was an associate in the litigation department.
  • Jaclyn Sitjar

    Jaclyn Sitjar joined Practical Law from Saint Louis University School of Law. She was previously an intern for two solo practitioners in New York.
  • Ali Smith

    Ali Smith joined Practical Law from a fellowship where she focused on contract drafting and small business matters. She previously interned with Verizon's legal department and Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. She also served on the Wake Forest Law Review.
  • Jilian Vallade

    Jilian Vallade joined Practical Law from private practice, where she worked as an associate focusing on education and labor law. She previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Edward A. Jerejian, J.S.C.
  • Polina Zhong

    Polina Zhong joined Practical Law from private practice, where she worked as a litigation associate. Previously she was a fellow in the Mediation Unit of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was a law clerk at Outten & Golden LLP.

Kate Bally

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Labor & Employment

Patricia Harley

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Intellectual Property & Technology

Sharon Makower

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Capital Markets & Securities

Robert Conrad

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Litigation

Nancy Hawkins

Nancy Hawkins
Antitrust

Sylvie Motz

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Commercial

Caroline Danford

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Finance

Chris Lafferty

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Editorial Product Development

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