Business of Law

Left to right: Peter Abreu CIO and Jonathan Cohen,  partner and general counsel Shutts & Bowen

Shutts & Bowen's Cybersecurity Plan Protected It From Ransomware Attack

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Shutts has put into place a comprehensive cybersecurity to allay client fears about the confidentiality of their records.

Juan Azel.

Hunton & Williams Hires Financial and Regulatory Attorney To Boost Its Banking and Compliance Practice

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Hunton & Williams has hired Standard Chartered Bank's former senior legal regulatory counsel Juan Azel to expand its global banking and regulatory compliance practice.

(l-r) Lawrence Ingram, Jessica Kirkwood Alley, Jason Stearns, and Robert Stines, of Freeborn & Peters

Freeborn & Peters Opens Office in Tampa

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Freeborn & Peters has opened its first Florida office in Tampa with four attorneys from Phelps Dunbar.

John Raymond of Broad & Cassel.

Broad and Cassel Opens Office in Palm Beach with Former Akerman Partner

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Broad and Cassel has opened an office in the Town of Palm Beach and hired former Akerman partner and veteran estate planning attorney John Raymond as a partner.

(l-r) Timothy Gillis, Catrina Markwalter, Sue VanLeeuwen, Jason Campbell, and Morgan Foster, of Shutts & Bowen.

Shutts & Bowen Opens Office in Jacksonville

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

It has absorbed the Jacksonville firm Gillis Way & Campbell.

Eric Lundt, left, and Robert Weill, right, of GrayRobinson.

Two Sedgwick Lawyers Move to GrayRobinson, Driven by Commute

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Two longtime Sedgwick lawyers started work at GrayRobinson's Fort Lauderdale office this week after tiring of the Miami commute they inherited when Sedgwick closed its Broward office last summer.

Santander's Brazil Patience Pays off as Rebound Lifts Profit

By Macarena Munoz Montijano |

Banco Santander SA's commitment to stick with Brazil even through recession is paying off as the country's recovering economy and rising currency fuels a jump in the Spanish lender's profit.

Aram Bloom and Gavin White.

Bloom, White Join Miami Office of Wilson Elser

By Catherine Wilson |

Aram Bloom joins as a partner and Gavin White as of counsel.

Fort Lauderdale Firm Adds a Name Partner, Drops an Ampersand

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf has promoted litigator Marcus Susen to name partner and joined the growing number of firms who have ditched their brand ampersand.

Kluger Kaplan Expands into the Midwest With Office in Minneapolis

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Firm hopes to capture some of the legal market in Minnesota, which is home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Rebecca Kibbe, left, and Russel Pfeifer, right, of Manion Gaynor & Manning’s new Miami office.

Manion Gaynor Opens Miami Office, Hires K&L Gates Partner Rebecca Kibbe

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

National litigation firm Manion Gaynor & Manning has opened a Miami office led by Rebecca Kibbe, the former head of K&L Gates' Florida asbestos litigation practice.

The Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues are sit on Lower Broadway in New York.

Will NYC Invite the 'Fearless Girl' to Stay on Wall Street?

By Verena Dobnik |

Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever?

Cozen Hires White & Case Litigators as Miami Growth Continues

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Cozen O'Connor's expanding Miami office has hired three additional litigators: two long-time White & Case lawyers and a third who is a law school classmate of one of the hires, and the son of the other.

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

By Ken Sweet |

Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards.

Israel Practice Leader Moves to Holland & Knight from Greenberg Traurig

By Staff report |

Meital Stavinsky joins Holland & Knight as co-chair of its Israel practice.

Recently retired Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Frank A. Shepherd has joined GrayRobinson as a shareholder in its Miami office.

Retired Judge Frank Shepherd Joins GrayRobinson in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Recently retired Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Frank A. Shepherd has joined GrayRobinson's Miami office as a shareholder.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

US Attorney Ferrer Jumps to Holland & Knight

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Wifredo Ferrer is switching sides in the war on crime, leaving the U.S. attorney's office to join the law firm's white-collar defense practice.

Petros & Elegant's Justin Elegant Jumps to Berger Singerman

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Petros & Elegant name partner and civil litigator Justin Elegant has jumped to Berger Singerman to become a partner in the firm's dispute resolution team in Miami.

Linda Worton Jackson Leaves Salazar Jackson to Join Pardo Gainsburg as Name Partner

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

At her new firm, which will be called Pardo Jackson Gainsburg, Worton Jackson will lead the corporate, financial services and bankruptcy departments.

Todd Ehrenreich (left) and Seth Alhadeff

Lewis Brisbois Adds Five Lawyers in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Lewis Brisbois' new office in Coral Gables has added five lawyers, four of them from the managing partner's old office, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial.