Akin Gump Continues to Expand its Legal Team with the Addition of a Financial Restructuring Lawyer from Paul Hastings

New York, NY – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading global law firm, has once again tapped into the talent pool at Paul Hastings LLP to bolster its financial restructuring team. The addition of a highly skilled lawyer aims to strengthen Akin’s capabilities in handling complex corporate reorganization cases. The new hire, whose identity has not been disclosed, brings a wealth of experience in handling financial restructuring matters. This move underscores Akin’s commitment to expanding its expertise in this area and providing top-notch legal services to its clients. Financial restructuring involves assisting … Read more

Senators Paul and Booker Introduce ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor Act’ to Improve Warrant Execution Procedures and Prevent Loss of Life

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Representative Morgan McGarvey (D-Ky.), have introduced the “Justice for Breonna Taylor Act” in honor of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in Louisville, Kentucky during a search warrant execution. The proposed legislation aims to prohibit federal law enforcement agents from executing warrants until they provide notice of their authority and purpose. Additionally, it would prevent state or local law enforcement agencies receiving Department of Justice funds from executing warrants without prior notice. Under the Fourth Amendment, … Read more

Judge Reduces $11.5 Million Award to Mother of Man Killed by St. Paul Police: Battle for Justice Continues

St. Paul, Minnesota – A judge has significantly reduced the $11.5 million judgment awarded to the mother of Cordale Handy, who was killed by St. Paul police in 2017. In a recent decision, Judge David Doty revised the compensatory damages to $2.5 million, down from the original $10 million. This follows a federal jury’s finding of St. Paul Police officer Nathaniel Younce’s civil liability for the shooting death of 29-year-old Handy and its award of $1.5 million in punitive damages to Handy’s mother, Kim Handy Jones. The jury declined to hold another officer, Mikko Norman, … Read more

High-Profile Defense Attorney Joins Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Bringing Expertise in Mass Tort Litigation and Product Liability Cases

LOS ANGELES – Kimberly Branscome, a prominent defense attorney specializing in product liability and mass torts, is set to join the Los Angeles office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. The move comes after Branscome played a significant role in the highly publicized defense of 3M against claims from over 260,000 U.S. military veterans and service members who alleged hearing loss due to the use of the company’s earplugs. Unlike the original article, Branscome’s new position is not mentioned in the introductory paragraph. In August, 3M agreed to a $6.01 billion settlement for the … Read more