Companies are getting more legal work done in-house, according to a report by HBR Consulting. The survey found that companies spent on average six percent more on in-house legal teams and spent three percent less on outside legal work between 2009 and 2010.
Clifford Chance hired three lawyers in New York: David Raskin, Christopher Morvillo, and Edward O'Callaghan, all former federal prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, will join the firm's litigation department. The firm also announced that London partner James Butters is transferring to the Paris office.
Winston & Strawn named Thomas Cottingham managing partner of its Charlotte, N.C. office. The firm hired litigator Michael Madden to work in its London office, and announced it would sponsor American Legal Media's Litigation Summit and Exposition 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 15-16.
White & Case hired former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom lawyer Stefan Koch to work for its German mergers and acquisitions practice in Frankfurt. The firm also hired three new partners in Moscow.