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Full Story On March, 20, 2019, in a 9-0 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that firms that conduct nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings are not typically considered to be debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA” or “Act”).
Full Story Migrants often speak languages that are little known in the U.S. (except maybe in NYC): k-iche from Central America, urdu from Pakistan, Creole from Haiti. American immigration judges have a hard time finding enough interpreters to show up in courtrooms.
Full Story Cahill represented the initial purchasers in regards to a Rule 144A offering of $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.000% senior secured notes due 2024, $1,750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.900% senior secured notes due 2026 and $1,750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.300% senior secured notes due 2029 by Dell International L.L.C. and EMC Corporation, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Dell Technologies Inc.
Full Story The new wave of minority women taking the helm at law schools is gaining momentum.
Full Story A 18,823-square-foot, one-story building with an industrial zoning and an office primary land use, according to the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser’s office. It sits on 1.75 acres.
Full Story Four lawyers from the Pennsylvania office of New Jersey-based Norris McLaughlin have exited to form their own firm in the Lehigh Valley.
Full Story Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, reported today the expansion of its cannabis group with the addition of Ausra Deluard and Joanne Caceres to the Health Care practice. Deluard joins as counsel and Caceres as managing associate in the Firm’s Oakland and Chicago offices, respectively.
Full Story Mary Hershewe has joined the team at Faegre Baker Daniels as part of the product liability group in the firm’s Denver office.
Full Story Shook Hardy & Bacon saw stagnant growth in revenue and head count in 2018, though the firm made some key hires in the lateral market.
Full Story On Thursday March 21, 2019, the Appellate Division for the First Department affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of breach of contract, fraudulent transfer, conversion and breach of fiduciary duty claims against Stanley Arkin and his dissolved law firm Arkin Kaplan Rice LLP (“AKR”).
Full Story Bruce Matheson did not win his legal fight over a Miami referendum on David Beckham’s planned soccer stadium, which is set to take over a public golf course.
Full Story Kutak Rock represented Earth Sciences & Abatement, LLC (ESA) on its merger with 1 Priority Environmental Services, LLC (1 Priority), a Dallas-based provider of abatement, indoor air quality and decontamination services.
Full Story Pennsylvania AG (Attorney General) Kathleen Kane addresses the media Wednesday, September 23, 2015, in Harrisburg, PA, regarding the charges that allege she released confidential grand-jury materials. Photo: Lizzy McLellan/ALM.
Full Story A Houston jury sided this week with former housing authority general counsel Karen Miniex, who claimed the agency retaliated against her after she pursued allegations of employee voucher fraud.
Full Story Milbank LLP has advised Citibank, N.A. as lead arranger on two acquisition financings in Paraguay and Honduras.
Full Story Seyfarth’s Anthony LaPlaca and Teddie Arnold witnessed oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court in a government contracts case that has major effects for future enforcement of the federal False Claims Act (FCA).[1] In Cochise Consultancy, the Court is asked to interpret the FCA’s statutes of limitations, which govern the time frame in which the government may initiate a civil false claim suit against a contractor.[2] While the Court will likely consider the case for several months before it issue
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Dell Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) in connection with a series of refinancing transactions, including (i) Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of $4.5 billion aggregate principal amount of first lien notes, consisting of $1 billion of 4% first lien notes due 2024, $1.75 billion of 4.9% first lien notes due 2026 and $1.75 billion of 5.3% first lien notes due 2029, by two of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries as co-issuers (the “co-issuers”), (ii) an amendment to t
Full Story The facts here are very straightforward. Baker Donelson partner Jon Seawright and senior public policy advisor Brent Alexander set themselves up a little investment fund. Then they invested in a hundred-million-dollar Ponzi scheme because, well, accidents happen. As judges are wont to do in these situations, the judge put a hold on any individual victim trying to carve back money in lieu of allowing a receiver to get the maximum recovery for all victims.
Full Story U.K. private equity firm Epiris announced Epiris Fund II’s fifth investment—the acquisition of Diamorph, a supplier of advanced material solutions for important, safety-critical applications. Ropes & Gray advised Epiris on the transaction.
Full Story Jet.Law is the latest legal service provider to obtain an investment from venture capital company Y Combinator, with the law firm revealing it received $150,000 in exchange for a 7 percent stake in the firm.
Full Story An ICSID annulment committee denied the whole request by Churchill Mining Plc and Planet Mining Pty Ltd for annulment of the 2016 Award which saw the mining companies’ US$1.31 billion claims against the Republic of Indonesia dismissed as inadmissible, with costs and expenses in the underlying arbitration awarded to the State in the amount of US$9.4 million. The Curtis team, led by partner Claudia Frutos-Peterson and senior counsel Mark O’Donoghue, and including partner Kevin Meehan and counsel M
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented LLR Partners, a middle market private equity firm, in the finalization of a growth recapitalization of CareATC Inc., a technology-driven employee population health management company. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Full Story International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented BlueGem Capital Partners LLP, a London-based private equity fund manager, in connection with the bolt-on purchase of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic for BlueGem’s portfolio group, The Private Clinic.
Full Story Winston & Strawn has made its first London lateral hire in over two years, taking on Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe corporate partner Anthony Riley.
Full Story Kelly Kolb, shareholder in the firm’s Labor & Employment group, and Amanda Chafin, formerly with the firm's Labor & Employment section in Tampa, defended an orthopedic medical device manufacturer against a former employee’s Florida Whistleblower claim. The employee alleged he was fired in retaliation for his opposition to discriminatory hiring instructions, and for his opposition to the company's effort to provide misleading data to the FDA regarding software validation for implantable medical d
Full Story Davis Polk advised Assurant, Inc. in connection with the SEC-registered secondary offering of 7,869,230 shares of Assurant, Inc. common stock by certain affiliates of TPG Global, LLC for an aggregate cost to the public of $772.4 million.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as underwriter, in connection with a registered public offering by certain affiliates of TPG Global, LLC (the “Selling Shareholder”) of 7,869,230 shares of common stock of Assurant, Inc. (“Assurant”), representing all of the leftover shares of Assurant common stock held by affiliates of the Selling Shareholder. The shares sold were part of the 10,069,230 shares issued by Assurant to the Selling Shareholder in connection with Assurant’s acquisi
Full Story Wiley Rein filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in an important suit concerning the ability of U.S. intellectual property rights holders to seek recourse in federal courts against foreign-based actors who infringe U.S. IP rights through the Internet.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills has hired DLA Piper’s Australia head of technology as a partner in it's Sydney office.
Full Story Robert Khuzami, the deputy U.S. attorney in New York City, is stepping down April 12.
Full Story Gordon Caplan, the former Willkie Farr & Gallagher co-chairman who was arrested on charges in connection to a college admissions scam, is scheduled to appear in Boston federal court on April 3, alongside a cameo by actress Lori Loughlin.
Full Story Adam G. Unikowsky, partner at Jenner & Block, won his eighth case before the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc., the first case of the Roberts Court to interpret an Indian treaty.
Full Story International law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Cristina Arumi, one of the most respected REIT Tax lawyers in the United States, is rejoining our firm.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has added highly regarded Labor & Employment Counsel Maureen Duffy to its North America Employment & Compensation Practice in San Francisco...
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Steven I. Tolman, who joins the firm’s Financial and Real Estate Services practice group in New York.
Full Story O’Melveny reported today that Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Obama and former Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Justice Department, has joined the firm as a partner.
Full Story Butler Snow is happy to announce Paul S. West has joined the firm’s Baton Rouge office. West will practice with the firm’s business services group and gaming industry team.
Full Story Jillian's practice focuses on civil and regulatory litigation for health care industry clients and providers of long-term care.
Full Story Nixon Peabody advised TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) as transaction counsel in its proposed acquisition of 11 TV stations for $740M from diversified media company Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST).
Full Story A team of Arnold & Porter lawyers, led by Larry Schneider, was recognized yesterday for its role in producing a report, "2019 Update Report...
Full Story Post & Schell, P.C. is happy to announce that Jay A. Gebauer has rejoined the Firm as a Principal in its Casualty Litigation and Professional Liability Departments.
Full Story Marcus J. Lemon, an infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and capital markets attorney, with more than two decades of experience, joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Washington, D.C. office today.
Full Story Dentons advised the DRK (German Red Cross) gemeinnützige Krankenhausgesellschaft Thüringen Brandenburg mbH and its subsidiaries on its restructuring...
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is continuing to grow its revenue and surpassing the $3 million mark in profit per equity partner (PEP) for the first time in the Wall Street firm’s 129-year history.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has advised Accel Partners, Eurazeo, Bpifrance Participations and Kernel Investissements on their investment in Doctolib...
Full Story Milbank LLP has advised Avolon Holdings Limited (“Avolon”), the global aircraft leasing company, in connection with the closing of its inaugural US$500 million three year unsecured term loan facility.
Full Story Buchalter successfully represented Strategic Global Management, Inc., a KPC company, in buying 7 hospitals for $7 in a free and clear bankruptcy sale in Delaware bankruptcy court. The 7 hospitals and two related skilled nursing facilities are located in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Utah. The Chapter 11 debtors, In re Promise Healthcare Group, LLC, et al., had more than $565 million in combined debt. The Buchalter team was headed by Shareholders Mary H. Rose, Paul S. Arro
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Patrick Anding has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in the Los Angeles and San Diego offices.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Evelyn Kim has joined the firm's Finance practice as a partner in the San Francisco office.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Ciara McLoughlin has joined its Global Employment team as a partner in the firm's newly opened Dublin office.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is still growing its top and bottom lines, boosting revenue and surpassing the $3 million mark in profits per equity partner for the first time in the Wall Street firm’s 129-year history.
Full Story Felipe Duque, who joined Shearman & Sterling as counsel one year ago, has moved on to join Allen & Overy as a capital markets partner in Singapore.
Full Story Anna Sallstrom has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ business litigation team as an associate. She will practice from the firm’s Minneapolis location.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has launched the Northern California Trial Practice Group which includes some of the firm's most seasoned trial lawyers. The Northern California Trial Practice will complement the firm’s already existing National Trial Practice Group, which includes practitioners from across the country who have collectively tried more than 1,000 cases to verdict. This elite trial team of partners from a variety of practice areas is able to handle a broad range of matters from bet-t
Full Story After much anticipation, on March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its notice of proposed rulemaking, proposing to update, among other things, the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) salary level for the executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer exempt employees from $455 to $679 weekly. The DOL estimates that under the proposed rule, which would go into effect in 2020, 1.1 million additional employees in the United States may become eligible to earn overtime
Full Story Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted certification to hear an appeal of the Appellate Division’s ruling in Balducci v. Cige, Docket No. A-3068-16T2 (August 30, 2018) which voided a lawyer’s hourly fee agreement with a client for a discrimination action because the lawyer failed to advise the client that other firms could handle these matters on a purely contingency basis. The court went on to rule that in future cases, lawyers must advise clients of alternative billing options as well
Full Story Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial has purchased litigation boutique RichardsonClement in Birmingham, Alabama, adding four more attorneys to the outpost it established there last year.
Full Story Fisher Phillips announces the addition of Holly Wintermute as an associate in its New Jersey location.
Full Story Becker, a mid-sized law firm previously known as Becker & Poliakoff, has hired Boyd & Jenerette partner Randy Dow.
Full Story Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Sacramento Senior Counsel Kara Keister and Los Angeles Partner Stephen Ronk secured a unanimous defense verdict this week after a month long jury trial of a gender discrimination and retaliation case heard in Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 39.
Full Story Commercial real estate finance firm Walker & Dunlop reports it has arranged two large land loans in South Florida. The biggest of which will help seed the development of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences Miami.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has added highly regarded Labor & Employment Attorney Maureen Duffy to its North America Employment & Compensation Practice in San Francisco who will focus on a wide array of employment counseling services.
Full Story Hogan Lovells partners Neal Katyal and Sean Marotta have joined the legal group of a Colorado company trying to recover a tractor-trailer full of industrial hemp that Idaho police seized as contraband in January.
Full Story Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is happy to announce that Leslie Helmer will join the firm’s Los Angeles office as a shareholder. Helmer joins Ogletree Deakins from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where she practiced in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department for 27 years.
Full Story Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Cristina Arumi, one of the most respected REIT Tax attorneys in the United States, is rejoining our firm. She will be head of our U.S. REIT tax practice and will work alongside David Bonser, who heads up our market-leading REIT practice. Arumi joins from Ernst & Young, where she was a leader in the REIT and pass-through group from the national tax office.
Full Story International law firm Hogan Lovells represented BB Securities, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Itaú BBA, and Standard Chartered Bank (the Dealer Managers) in Banco do Brasil's issuance of 4.750% US$750 million Senior Unsecured Notes due 2024 under its euro medium term note programme (EMTN). The transaction was began on March 13th and settled on March 20th.
Full Story O’Melveny announced today that Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Obama and former Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Justice Department, has been added to the firm as a partner.
Full Story Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli announced today the addition of Jason Putnam Gordon, who has joined the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies Practice in the San Francisco location.
Full Story In a move seen as likely to shake up plea negotiations in Philadelphia, District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced new policies targeted at reducing the time defendants spend being supervised on parole and probation.
Full Story Venable has landed a team of four partners and five associates from Kelley Drye & Warren in Los Angeles, including the chair of its media and entertainment practice and managing partner of the Los Angeles location.
Full Story A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has prevented new oil and gas drilling on public land in Wyoming because the federal government failed to sufficiently consider the cumulative impact on climate change.
Full Story Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to turn down the Trump administration’s request to order four Central American migrants deported because they failed to show for initial hearings in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico.
Full Story Arnold & Porter represented Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (Alcon), the global leader in eye care and a division of longtime client Novartis, in its $285 million purchase of PowerVision Inc. (PowerVision), a medical device development company focused on creating fluid-based intraocular lens implants.
Full Story Ballard Spahr represented urban agriculture firm Square Roots in establishing a strategic partnership with Gordon Food Service, one of North America's major food service providers. The partnership deal, which closed earlier in March, will bring Square Roots' pioneering technology for growing fresh, local produce to customers of Gordon Food Service, which has distribution operations and 175 retail locations throughout the United States.
Full Story The Firm is representing funds associated with Blackstone Infrastructure Partners (“BIP”), in connection with an announced growth-oriented investment by BIP in Carrix, Inc. (“Carrix”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Full Story International law firm Dentons advised the automotive supplier MT Technologies, a group company of the large Philippines conglomerate Ayala Corporation, on the acquisition of 75.1% of the shares in Germany’s C-CON Group.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis added $592 million in revenue to its top line, or about the size of the 61st biggest law firm in the U.S. last year.
Full Story O’Melveny represented UP Fintech Holding Limited (“Tiger Brokers”) (Nasdaq: TIGR) in their US$104 million IPO on the Nasdaq.
Full Story Dechert has hired Akin Gump investment funds partner Thiha Tun to its office in London.
Full Story Boosted in part by a string of large bankruptcies, Weil, Gotshal & Manges reported its highest-ever revenue and profits in 2018.
Full Story Securities and corporate finance transactions have become complex and challenging, particularly in the midst of fluctuating market conditions. Partner with Dentons and work with an innovative thinker in all aspects of securities transactions and regulation, corporate finance and capital markets.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised Israel-based Fattal Hotel Group (Fattal) on its acquisition of the operating business and a long-standing lease of four London Grange Hotels, from real estate investment firm Queensgate Investments.
Full Story Marcus J. Lemon, an infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and capital markets attorney, with more than two decades of experience, joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Washington, D.C. office today.
Full Story Becker is happy to announce that Randy R. Dow has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Construction Law & Litigation Practice. He is based in Becker’s West Palm Beach office.
Full Story Mark Mandel, a former New York chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Broker-Dealer Enforcement, has joined tht team at Troutman Sanders LLP as a partner in the firm’s New York office. He previously practiced at Hunton Andrews Kurth.
Full Story Taylor English Duma LLP is happy to announce the expansion of its insurance defense practice with the addition of partner Brynda Rodriguez Insley and associates Adebola Lamikanra, Jenifer Fallon Pfanzelt and Walter Yarbrough.
Full Story Alston & Bird continues to grow its California practice with adding Yuri Mikulka as partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice in its Los Angeles office.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor welcomed today two more accomplished litigators — Laura L. Reinhart, who defends Union Pacific, CSX Transportation Inc. and other major transportation companies in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-related litigation; and Gary Kelly, who served as general counsel at health products behemoth General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) — to its fast-growing Pittsburgh office. Reinhart, who comes to the firm from Burns White, joins Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department as counsel,
Full Story Ryan Weinstein has joined tht team at Covington in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Los Angeles. Mr. Weinstein most recently served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has added Mark Keenan as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department in our Atlanta office.
Full Story Dechert LLP has extended its leading global funds practice with the addition of London-based partner, Thiha Tun. Spanning key European fund domiciles, as well as the U.S., Middle East and Asia, Dechert’s financial services practice adds Mr. Tun to its 200 lawyer-strong investment funds team.
Full Story Florida could block teenagers from getting abortions unless their parents agree, under a bill that recently began moving forward in the Republican-dominated House.
Full Story DLA Piper has hired two more partners in California from other Big Law firms.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Peak Rock Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, on its agreement with The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) for an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital to acquire Kroger's Turkey Hill business.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advised a fund managed by Ares Management Corporation (Ares) on the acquisition of the headquarters of IKB Deutsche Industriebank (IKB), located in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised a group of institutional investors led by MEAG, the central asset manager of insurers Munich Re and ERGO, and Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. as financing agent and security agent, on the structuring and financing of the Skinansfjellet and Gravdal wind farms in south west Norway.
Full Story Burr Forman McNair reports the addition of partners Tricia Gordon and Cybil Abrao, who have joined the firm’s Charlotte office as part of the firm’s regional Lending practice group.
Full Story The maker of the medication Humira created a “patent thicket” to illegally maintain a monopoly over the drug so it could be sold at an ever-increasing rate to the U.S. market, a major union has claimed in an antitrust class action lawsuit recently filed by Philadelphia-based Fine, Kaplan and Black, New York-based Labaton Sucharow and Chicago-area firm Freed Kanner London & Millen.
Full Story A federal lawsuit has accused the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of abridging the constitutional rights and protections of a Florida immigrant rights activist being threatened with deportation.
Full Story For some Medicaid members, circumstances like eviction, past criminal convictions and a suspended driver’s license can stand in the way of better health and a pathway to a better life.
Full Story Cahill represented the lead arrangers in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $1,100,0000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.250% senior notes due 2026 by Scientific Games International, Inc.,...
Full Story The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion ($1.7 billion) for abusing its position in the market for online advertising—the third billion-dollar penalty it has imposed on the tech giant for hindering competition.
Full Story Marc Mukasey, white-collar defense attorney, and two other partners from Greenberg Traurig formed a boutique law firm that he said is “steeped” in financial services representations, “especially those that have potentially criminal consequences.”
Full Story Cravath represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities, in regards to the $1.2 billion registered senior notes offering of KLA‑Tencor Corporation, a leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. Proceeds of the offering were used to refinance debt incurred in connection with KLA‑Tencor’s acquisition of Orbotech Ltd.
Full Story Deloitte is recruiting lawyers for its affiliated Hong Kong law firm, approaching both local and international firms, including China’s Zhong Lun Law Firm.
Full Story U.S. law firm, Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Michelle Mallon has joined the firm's Business Law group in the role as Of Counsel in the Indianapolis office.
Full Story Ballard Spahr attorneys recently helped an Indiana-based fertilizer company obtain a favorable resolution to a dispute with the IRS.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Eurazeo Capital, a French global investment business, on the acquisition of DORC Group (Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center).
Full Story Female partners at Bird & Bird were paid a higher salary than their male counterparts in 2018, according to the firm’s first pay gap report to include figures for partners.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Kristen Mathews has joined the firm in the New York office as a partner. Ms. Mathews joins the firm’s market-leading Global Privacy + Data Security Group, which is made up of more than 60 lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has focused her global practice on data privacy and cybersecurity for more than 20 years and is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in the space. Ms. Mathews comes to Morri
Full Story DLA Piper represented Haymaker Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in its US$850 million business combination with OneSpaWorld, a global provider of health and wellness products and services on board cruise ships and in destination hotels around the world. The transaction closed on March 19.
Full Story Media and defamation chambers One Brick Court is to shut down as it anticipates “difficulties” in the near future.
Full Story Fisher Phillips announces that LaLonnie Gray has joined the firm as an associate in the Denver location.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), a leading diversified media company, on its definitive arrangements to sell a total of nineteen stations in fifteen markets for an aggregate $1.32 billion in cash. The planned divestures follow Nexstar’s agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Tribune Media, which was announced on December 3, 2018. Under the terms of the divestiture agreements, TEGNA Inc. (NASDAQ: TGNA) will acquire eleven stations in eight markets fo
Full Story The winning ticket to the Powerball game that would seal Jason Kurland’s fate was sold in Connecticut in 2011. When the six numbers were selected that night, he didn’t give it a second thought.
Full Story Venable LLP announced today the addition of four high-profile entertainment and media litigation partners to its growing national Commercial Litigation Practice in the Los Angeles location—Lee S. Brenner, David E. Fink, Michael J. O'Connor, and Sarah L. Cronin—who are coming from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. In addition, five associates are joining the Commercial Litigation Practice—Sarah E. Diamond, Cary L. Finkelstein, Ken D. Kronstadt, Michael C. Godino, and Christina Nordsten. Besides the enter
Full Story Jackson Walker‘s newest partner is a former Houston appeals court judge who will also co-chair the firm’s appellate group.
Full Story The newly formed city of South Fulton, Georgia, has fired its first municipal judge over allegations that she bullied workers and approved filming a reality TV show in her courtroom.
Full Story Jenner & Block announced today that Charles D. Riely, a former assistant regional director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement, joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. He is a member of the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice.
Full Story Just three months after becoming head of marketing at Hill Wallack in Princeton, veteran law firm marketer Joshua Peck has decided to leave the firm.
Full Story Bond, Schoeneck & King is happy to announce that J. Richard (Rick) Pooler, Jr. has joined the firm’s Syracuse office in its environmental and energy practice.
Full Story With new practice leadership, Bracewell‘s white-collar defense group now has a presence in Dallas, after adding a partner from a local litigation firm.
Full Story Michael Best is happy to announce that Nicholas Boerke has joined the firm’s Transactions Practice Group as senior counsel in Milwaukee. He advises clients on real estate, tax, and corporate transactions and litigation matters.
Full Story Tracy L. Gerber, co-managing shareholder in the West Palm Beach office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., presented a Mock Securities Arbitration at the Securities Industry Institute (SII) at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on March 6.
Full Story William Sorabella, a two-time American Lawyer Dealmaker of the Year, has exited Kirkland & Ellis for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Full Story Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, reported on March 7 its planned acquisition of the healthcare information systems business of Carestream Health, Inc.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today reported that Jinho Alex Yim has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group. Yim comes to the firm from Nixon Peabody LLP.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is happy to announce that Thomas Dillickrath has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Antitrust and Competition practice group.
Full Story Andrew Knight joins the team at Crowell & Moring’s London office as a partner in its Corporate and Financial Services practices to strengthen the firm’s ability to advise clients on debt finance and asset-based lending.
Full Story LinkSquares, a company that provides AI-enabled contract services, has raised $4.8 million during its latest round of financing.
Full Story As the first anniversary of the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner merger approaches, it has become clear that in Asia the merger has not gone according to plan.
Full Story Linklaters will reduce its New York office space by about 15 percent next year, as the firm leaves its current Manhattan home after more than two decades.
Full Story Slaughter and May has promoted just one of its lawyers to partner for 2019.
Full Story Sarah Dandurand has joined the team at Lane Powell as a Conflicts Attorney. In this role, Dandurand will support the firm’s Office of General Counsel in conducting independent reviews of potential new firm business to ensure compliance with applicable ethical standards. She will advise the firm on conflict of interest issues, draft waiver letters and perform legal research.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has advised its long-standing client Terex Corporation on the sale of the Demag® Mobile Cranes business to Tadano Ltd., Japan. The transaction is being led by David Fisher, Aaron Lang and Allie Shapland (all US M&A), and by Dr. Michael Leue and Dr. Hubertus Schröder (both German M&A).
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has continued to grow its market-leading practice in Iberian and Latin American Arbitration with the addition of Ignacio Madalena in the Madrid office, as highlighted in recent profile pieces in Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review. Madalena has a range of experience in commercial and investment arbitration.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has continued its streak of early-year New York corporate partner hires, reporting on Monday the addition of former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner Justin Hamill.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer is happy to announce that corporate and securities partner Garth D. Stevens has joinedtheboard of directors ofSt. Joseph the Worker(SJW), aPhoenix-based non-profit whose mission is to assist homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals in becoming self-sufficient through quality employment.
Full Story Morrison and Foerster, which been growing its global investigations, compliance, and white collar defence practice, has recruited two compliance specialists as partners from WilmerHale in Berlin.
Full Story As cannabis growers and retailers grapple with the complex and onerous regulatory scheme governing California’s emerging legal marijuana marketplace, they may be excused for overlooking the requirements of California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—more commonly known as Proposition 65. Neither the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), nor its implementing regulations, reference or suggest that cannabis growers or retailers are subject to Pro
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised the Polish Ministry of Finance on the €2 billion issuance of ten- and 30-year euro-denominated 'Green Bonds', maturing respectively on March 7, 2029 and March 8, 2049.
Full Story A newly unsealed court document is bringing new light on a $60 million lawsuit by the son of a former Albanian prime minister over the Hollywood movie “War Dogs,” starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller.
Full Story Two Biglaw firms are going toe-to-toe over contingency fees and it shows just how complicated it can be when partners change firms mid-representation.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised Risk Strategies, a privately held, fast-growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, on the acquisition of Krauter & Company LLC, a leading specialty firm focused on the risk and insurance needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies nationwide.
Full Story An attorney with a history of civil rights litigation is asking the Department of Justice to investigate the internal procedures of South Florida police departments following a string of high-profile controversies.
Full Story National law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP reported today that Kimberly A. Jones has joined the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group as a partner in its Chicago office. She comes to the firm from Ogletree Deakins.
Full Story Facebook Inc. has agreed to make changes to its advertising platform to settle claims from lawsuits that alleged the social media company allowed advertisers for housing, employment, and credit opportunities to discriminate based on a variety of characteristics protected by federal, state and local civil rights laws.
Full Story Manatt Phelps & Phillips claims that it is entitled to share in a $10 million settlement, a case handled by a former partner who jumped to Brown Rudnick.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb partner Francesca Odell has been moved on to the board of directors at Start Small Think Big (SSTB).
Full Story In what could be destined to be a high court showdown, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that nothing in state law bars lawyers from including binding arbitration clauses in representation contracts and that such clauses are enforceable even in disputes involving allegations of legal malpractice.
Full Story The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the claimants’ request for further review of a case brought against Nixon Peabody client the National Gallery, London, challenging the Gallery’s ownership of Portrait of Greta Moll, which French artist Henri Matisse painted in 1908.
Full Story The National People’s Congress (the “NPC”), the highest legislative body of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”), approved the Foreign Investment Law (the “FIL”). Widely considered an olive branch to help facilitate a resolution of China’s trade war with the United States, the drafting and promulgation of the FIL proceeded very rapidly. The NPC Standing Committee circulated a first draft for public comments on 26 December 2018 and produced a revised draft on 29 January 2019. President Xi J
Full Story Working with startups recently inspired two Husch Blackwell lawyers to develop an innovation solution of their own. In 2018, Husch Blackwell hosted its first firm-wide Legal Innovation Challenge. Approximately 20 teams submitted ideas and went through a rigorous selection process.
Full Story Pinsent Masons has brought in former Axiom Asia head Kirsty Dougan to launch Vario, its flexible lawyering arm, in Hong Kong.
Full Story DLA Piper acted as international counsel to Zetta Jet Pte. Ltd. (a Singapore-incorporated company) (“Zetta Jet”) and others, as applicants, in a seminal judgment on the recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (as used in Singapore in 2017) (the “Singapore Model Law”).
Full Story Attorneys with Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin notched back-to-back defense wins last week, including a federal verdict clearing a home-building company of liability for an accident that left a man paralyzed and another awarding a little over $8,000 to a woman seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars after being hit by a vehicle at a flea market.
Full Story Milbank LLP announced today that its London location will move to state-of-the-art development 100 Liverpool Street in early 2021.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce that it now has 50 locations across 27 states, increasing the firm's national footprint and strengthening important practices in key markets and regions. This landmark was achieved, on the eve of Lewis Brisbois' 50th anniversary, with the opening of the firm's latest office in Savannah, Georgia, its eighth new office in the past six months, and the sixth to open since the beginning of 2019.
Full Story Lynn Rowe Larsen and Eugene Roytberg will serve as Taft Cleveland’s delegates to the Partners in Justice program of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for 2019. Roytberg has held the role as a Partner in Justice since he joined the firm in 2016.
Full Story Ballard Spahr represented Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (CPH) (Nasdaq: BBCP) in the company's agreement to purchase Capital Pumping, LP and its affiliates in an all-cash transaction. The parties have entered into a definitive agreement, which was announced today.
Full Story Simpson Thacher recently represented the underwriters, for which Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc. acted as representatives, in connection with the offering by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. of $500 million of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2022, $1.5 billion of 3.218% Senior Notes due 2022, $1.5 billion of 3.407% Senior Notes due 2024, $1.5 billion of 3.741% Senior Notes due 2029 and $500 million of 4.153% Senior Notes due 2039. The offers were made pursuant to MU
Full Story President Donald Trump has nominated Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Christopher Landau to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, 14 months after the appellate luminary vacated his longtime post at Kirkland & Ellis.
Full Story Dentons is pleased to welcome partner Henry Chang, associate Jonathan Mor and law clerk Denys Koval as the newest additions to the firm’s Canada-US Business Immigration team.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that William B. Sorabella has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Sorabella, previously with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, will continue his public company and private equity mergers and acquisitions practice.
Full Story Global law firm K&L Gates LLP wishes its longtime partner and former Governor of Pennsylvania and Attorney General of the United States Dick Thornburgh well in his retirement from the practice of law. Thornburgh began his legal career as an associate with K&L Gates in 1959, going on to hold multiple important roles in the firm’s Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Boston offices at various times in the following decades.
Full Story Barclay Damon announces Kasey Barrett and Amanda Miller have joined the firm as associates. Barrett and Miller will work out of the Buffalo and Albany locations, respectively.
Full Story A Yale alum informed authorities that a Yale soccer coach sought a bribe to get one of his children into the school.
Full Story Hundreds of Puerto Ricans gathered at a coliseum to speak at a first-of-its-kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two years after Hurricane Maria.
Full Story Lawyers at the Schlesinger Law Offices in Fort Lauderdale convinced a jury to award $25 million in punitive and $12 million in compensatory damages to the family of Rita Mahfuz, who died of lung cancer after a lifetime of smoking R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris cigarettes.
Full Story Roberto and William Isaías were free to go from the Krome Detenction Center after posting a $1 million bond. The brothers filed a habeas corpus petition in federal court on March 1 following their February arrest by ICE officials.
Full Story When her turn came to question Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan, freshman Rep. Katie Porter, D-California, quickly made clear that she had done her homework.
Full Story Peterson Bernard partner Bill Martin talks about the future of the firm after four partners suddenly exit.
Full Story PNC Bank and a Boynton Beach vice president are the latest to be dragged into litigation alleging EB-5 investment fraud on an unfinished Palm Beach project.
Full Story Partner Sam Tyfield of Vedder Price, represented GST Capital, a UK-based proprietary trading firm, in its multi-million Euro purchase of the company by Webb Traders, a Dutch electronic trader.
Full Story The five full-service law firms in the Am Law 100 structured as Swiss vereins all increased their revenues in 2018, while also increasing their profitability.
Full Story Manatt’s John Libby, leader of the firm’s investigations and white collar defense practice, spoke with Bloomberg about a California judge’s ruling in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 Census.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer is happy to announce that Associate Rebekah L.W. Elliott has been appointed to the Associate Board of the American Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region.
Full Story U.S. firm Milbank is set to move to a larger London office in 2021, as it looks to accommodate its quickly expanding team.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig advised Deutsche Wohnen SE on the acquisition of a portfolio of around 2,850 residential and 100 commercial units via an asset deal.
Full Story Bracewell LLP represented Evercore, financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of American Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID), in regards to a definitive agreement and plan of merger with an affiliate (the “Purchaser”) of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund V, L.P. (“ArcLight”).
Full Story Last week, the NAIC’s Restructuring Mechanisms Working Group (“Restructuring Working Group”) held its first call on insurance business transfers (IBTs), an issue gaining more and more traction from industry and state legislatures.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor has hired two Pittsburgh litigators as counsel, each with connections to some big-name businesses.
Full Story GrayRobinson strengthens its real estate practice with the addition of Michael Schneider, joining as shareholder in the firm’s Melbourne office. Schneider is the latest to join the growing Melbourne office, which announced the hiring of veteran commercial litigator Paul E. Parrish in June 2018 and the appointment of Managing Director Erik Shuman in September 2018.
Full Story Shutts & Bowen partner John Meagher has been named managing partner of the firm’s Miami office and will take over leadership this month.
Full Story Schiff Hardin’s revenue dropped for the third straight year in 2018, but firm managing partner Marci Eisenstein said she was pleased with a boost last year in profits per equity partner and has “optimism” about the firm’s direction.
Full Story Central and Eastern Europe, once a boom region for the legal industry, is now suffering from political uncertainty, an over abundance of lawyers and fierce competition that is squeezing charge-out rates and profit margins.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor today welcomed two more accomplished lawyers — Laura L. Reinhart, who defends Union Pacific, CSX Transportation Inc. and other major transportation companies in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-related litigation; and Gary Kelly, who served as general counsel at health products behemoth General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) — to its fast-growing Pittsburgh office. Reinhart, who comes to the firm from Burns White, joins Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department as counsel, wh
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. (América Móvil) in connection with its purchasing of 100 percent of Nextel Telecomunicações Ltda. (Nextel Brazil), from NII Holdings Inc. (NII) and AI Brazil Holdings B.V. for $905 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis.
Full Story Nixon Peabody CWL (NPCWL) advised Tasty Concepts Holding Limited on its recent listing (Stock Code: 8096) on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of a share offering on March 15, 2019, raising approximately HK$87.5 million before expenses. The shares were significantly oversubscribed with approximately 146.2 times of the total number of shares initially accessible.
Full Story These merger talks reportedly started, and stopped, in late 2018. Addleshaws had previously discussed a combination with Hunton & Williams before things fell flat in 2017.
Full Story Kramer Levin represented Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch and Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., as lead arrangers and Credit Suisse, Macquarie Capital Funding LLC, Thoma Bravo Credit Fund I L.P. and PSP Investments Credit USA LLC, as initial lenders in association with first lien and second lien committed financings for Quorum Software’s acquisition of Coastal Flow Measurement.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised The Jordan Company, L.P., a middle-market private equity firm, and an affiliate of The Resolute Fund IV, L.P., on a definitive agreement to acquire Sabre Industries, Inc. in partnership with the existing Management group, from Kohlberg Investors VII, a fund managed by Kohlberg & Company, LLC. Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Alvarado, Texas, Sabre Industries, Inc. is a market-leading manufacturer of mission-critical products to the utility and telecom markets. The te
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised ArcLight Energy Partners Fund V, L.P. on its definitive agreement and plan of merger with American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID). The Purchaser, an affiliate of ArcLight, will acquire, in a merger transaction, all outstanding common units of the Partnership not already held by affiliates of ArcLight, at a cost of $5.25 in cash per common unit.
Full Story Vedder Price is happy to announce that Jay Novatney has joined Vedder Price as an Investment Services Shareholder in the Chicago office. Mr. Novatney joins Vedder Price after managing the legal, compliance and operations functions at two investment advisory firms over the last 13 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at PT Asset Management, LLC (PTAM) and previously as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC (CFIP).
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges has added former Goldman Sachs vice president Brian Parness as a private equity partner in the firm’s New York location.
Full Story Gordon Caplan, the co-chair of Willkie Farr & Gallagher who is now on leave after being indicted on allegations in the college admissions scheme, has turned to Ropes & Gray to defend him.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities in the registered public offering by Berkshire Hathaway Finance Corporation (“BHFC”) of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.25% notes guaranteed by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (“Berkshire”). The notes represent a further issuance of the Company’s 4.25% Senior Notes due 2049 issued in an aggregate principal amount of $1.25 billion on January 11, 2019. The offering co
Full Story Kevin Zaragoza has joined Covington's Tax Practice Group as a partner in New York. Mr. Zaragoza's addition follows the recent addition of tax partner Kevin Otero also in New York.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Sunil W. Savkar, a highly regarded finance attorney, has joined the firm’s corporate department as partner and member of the firm’s Finance Group and Private Equity Group. Mr. Savkar’s practice will focus on complex acquisition and leveraged financings. He will be resident in the firm’s New York office.
Full Story Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a national nonprofit company that protects the rights of migrant children, has appointed Boston partner Matthew G. Lindenbaum to its inaugural Boston Advisory Committee. As one of the first members of the committee, Lindenbaum will provide strategic guidance to the Boston office as it works to ensure that no immigrant child faces court proceedings alone.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represented Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a gaming headsets and audio accessories company, in its agreement to purchase the worldwide PC peripherals business of ROCCAT GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, for up to $19.2 million. The transaction was announced on March 14, 2019.
Full Story Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Janell M. Ahnert as a shareholder in its Birmingham, Ala., office. She comes over from Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Digicel Holdings (Bermuda) Limited (“Holdings”) and Digicel International Finance Limited (“DIFL”) in connection with the offering by Holdings and DIFL of an aggregate of $600 million of 8.750% senior secured notes due 2024. The notes were sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933. The notes are guaranteed by each of DIFL's subsidiaries that is an obligor or guarantor under DIFL's secured credit facility and will be secured on a first come fi
Full Story Mayer Brown served as legal counsel to Envestnet, a leading provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness, in its acquisition of PIEtech, Inc., the creator of the MoneyGuide family of financial planning programs. As part of the transaction, Envestnet will acquire PIEtech for consideration consisting of $295 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments, and $205 million of Envestnet common stock.
Full Story International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Brian Parness has joined the Firm as a partner. He is part of Weil’s global Private Equity practice and is based in the Firm’s New York location.
Full Story Global law firm Dentons advised the automotive supplier MT Technologies, a group company of the large Philippines conglomerate Ayala Corporation, on the purchasing of 75.1% of the shares in Germany’s C-CON Group. Upon completion of the transaction, which still requires the approval of the antitrust authorities, C-CON will be fully integrated into MT Technologies.
Full Story Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is happy to announce that Michael S. Ferrell, an experienced labor and employment lawyer who provides businesses with counseling on a variety of workforce management matters, has joined its Chicago office as a Member of the Firm. Mr. Ferrell comes to EBG from Jones Day.
Full Story The global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP) today announced that Benjamin Saul has joined the firm as a partner in the Banking Practice. Saul will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Full Story International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has successfully advised Grange Hotels on the sale of four of its high-end, luxury hotels: Grange St Paul's EC4, Grange Tower Bridge E1, Grange City EC3 and Grange Holborn WC1. The portfolio of resorts was sold to Queensgate Investments for circa GBP 1 billion. This is one of the largest UK hotel deals on record.
Full Story Bracewell LLP announced today that Matthew Nielsen has joined the firm’s Dallas location as a partner in the white collar defense group. He previously was a partner at Stanton LLP, a litigation boutique in Dallas, which he joined in 2017 from Andrews Kurth LLP.
Full Story Squire Patton Boggs and Addleshaw Goddard held preliminary discussions last year regarding a merger, according to five people with knowledge of the matter.
Full Story Dentons has advised the lenders as Oman legal counsel on the US$4.61 billion financing of the Duqm Refinery Project, the largest project financing in Oman and one of the largest in regards to deal size in the Middle East.
Full Story Global law firm Brown Rudnick LLP has advised Queensgate Investments (Queensgate) on its approx. GBP 1 billion acquisition of four central London hotels from the Grange Hotels group and leasing to the Fattal Group, who will refurbish and operate the assets. The portfolio comprises 1,345 rooms and around 930,000 square feet of central London real estate.
Full Story The global law firm Milbank LLP has advised the global medical technology company Smith & Nephew plc on the acquisition of the orthopedic joint reconstruction business of Brainlab AG and on entering into a long-term exclusive R&D cooperation agreement.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its Investigations + White Collar Defense and Corporate Governance practices with the additions of Dr. Roland Steinmeyer and Mr. Patrick Späth from WilmerHale in Berlin, who join the firm as partners.
Full Story Profits per equity partner (PEP) at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison increased 10 percent to more than $5.02 million in 2018, capping a decade of financial growth for the New York firm.
Full Story As more firms work to tackle issues of attorney mental health and well-being, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is launching a new initiative and adding an executive position focused entirely on employee wellness issues.
Full Story Mayer Brown counseled Curzon Capital Partners 5, the ‘Long-Life’ core-plus style fund, and its local operating partner and minority co-investor, Kintyre, on their acquisition of Hery Park, a 63,642 sqm retail park with logistics in Gersthofen, near Augsburg in Bavaria, Germany for EUR 53.5 million from Revcap and FREO Group.
Full Story Bankruptcy attorneys, one of the legal world’s earliest indicators of a recession, are starting to see the signs of change...
Full Story Bradley is proud to announce that Lauren G. Raines has joined the firm’s Tampa office as a partner in the Banking and Financial Services and Real Estate practice groups.
Full Story For more than a century, Heyl Royster has been a mid-western law firm based in Illinois. Last year, we made our first move into a second state with the opening of our St. Louis office.
Full Story Aaron Lindstrom, the former solicitor general for Michigan, has joined Barnes & Thornburg in Grand Rapids.
Full Story Winston & Strawn LLP has reported that Khoon Jin (KJ) Tan has joined the firm’s Transactions Department in Hong Kong.
Full Story DLA Piper represented China Ping An Insurance Overseas (Holdings) Co. Ltd. (Ping An Overseas) in entering into a agreement to make an equity investment in the NASDAQ listed GDS Holdings Limited (GDS), a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centers in China.
Full Story Long-standing Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has taken up the reins for an additional term at the firm, which will take his period at the top to a mammoth 26 years.
Full Story Dechert has refreshed its London management committee after two departures from the group last year.
Full Story The large field is only slightly fewer than the 50 candidates who fought for nine open seats on the Common Pleas bench in 2017, and the 47 candidates who fought for 12 open seats on the Common Pleas bench and three Municipal Court slots in 2015.
Full Story Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented FASTSIGNS International, Inc. (“FASTSIGNS”) as co-counsel, handling franchise and general corporate items in its recently announced acquisition by private equity firms LightBay and Freeman Spogli & Co.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm, won a significant trial victory on behalf of client Leonard Schrage following a two-month bench trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. The Manatt team was led by litigation partner and lead trial counsel Steven M. Goldberg and included partners Ivan L. Kallick, Richard J. Maire, Benjamin G. Shatz and senior associate Kishan H. Barot.
Full Story The White House on Friday announced President Donald Trump’s nomination of two people to fill federal judicial vacancies in Texas and Virginia.
Full Story Lawyer Charles Berry has been elected President of the Scottsdale Bar Association with his term beginning April 1, 2019. The mission of the Scottsdale Bar Association is to serve its members, and to organize, sponsor and promote law-related programs, activities and education for the benefit of the community.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented Barclays Capital Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities LLC as representatives of the underwriters in Southern California Edison Co.’s (Southern California Edison) offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount 4.2% first and refunding mortgage bonds, series 2019A, due 2029 and $600 million aggregate principal amount 4.875% first and paying back mortgage bonds, series 2019B, due 2049.
Full Story Longtime entertainment attorney Cheryl Rodman has been cast as chief legal officer at newly announced Spyglass Media Group.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P., a major international law firm, announced today that the firm has successfully won a Writ of Actual Innocence from the Virginia Supreme Court regarding the case of Winston Scott, who was fully exonerating from a 1975 rape for which he was wrongfully convicted.
Full Story Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announced today that attorneys Shannon Baxter and Shelby Sklar were selected to participate in programs organized by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The LCLD, through its Fellows and Pathfinder Programs, teaches career development, leadership and relationship building skills that prepare lawyers from diverse backgrounds and levels of professional experience for leadership positions, to foster diversity and inclusion within the legal indust
Full Story Members of Ropes & Gray’s Seoul office recently volunteered at a vocational training center for the disabled. During the March 12 appearance, Seoul office managing partner Bill Kim and several support team members helped residents package and wrap travel kits. Bill Kim, Seoul office manager Rei Ha, practice development Korea lead EK Han, executive assistant Chloe Yang, receptionist Grace Kim and practice development assistant Jenna Nam all spent the morning working alongside the center’s residen
Full Story Crowell & Moring saw a 10 percent drop in revenue per lawyer in 2018, with head count on the rise and windfalls that buoyed the firm’s bottom line in recent years receding further in the firm’s rearview mirror.
Full Story Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, long facing scrutiny over his connection to President Vladimir Putin, on Friday sued the U.S. government to reverse “devastating” sanctions that he claimed have destroyed his reputation and cut him off from international business.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton reported strong gains in revenue and profit for 2018
Full Story Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with the $66.7 million SEC-registered follow-on offering of 1,449,303 shares of Class A common stock of Hamilton Lane Incorporated, which included 1,399,303 shares sold by the business and 50,000 shares sold by selling stockholders. The Class A common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “HLNE.”
Full Story Davis Polk advised Aptiv PLC in association with an SEC-registered offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.350% senior notes due 2029 and $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.400% senior notes due 2049. The notes are guaranteed by certain of Aptiv PLC’s subsidiaries.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented American Tower Corp. (American Tower) in an SEC-registered transaction of $650 million aggregate principal amount of 3.375% senior notes due 2024 and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.95% senior notes due 2029.
Full Story Member and founding chair of the firm’s immigration practice Susan Cohen provides commentary on how processing times across a broad range of immigration petitions adjudicated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have been increasing in recent years, showing no signs of declining this fiscal year so far.
Full Story A Washington federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of an attorney’s suit challenging the sufficiency of then-candidate Donald Trump’s financial disclosure reports.
Full Story Paul, Weiss filed an amicus curiae brief encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm two federal district court decisions that invalidated legislative redistricting plans in North Carolina and Maryland as unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.
Full Story In response to a workplace violence case observed closely by the business community and workplace safety groups, Atlanta partner and president of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, Ed Foulke, explained why the case hinged upon the “general duty” clause of the OSHA Act to Law.com. The clause says that employers must: “furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to
Full Story Paul, Weiss client UBS Securities LLC won a decision in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas when the court approved its fees for acting as the financial advisor to the debtor in the bankruptcy of the Revocable Trust of John Q. Hammons. The fees were challenged by JD Holdings LLC, a company that had been in litigation with the debtor and that ultimately acquired all of the debtor’s properties. In a 29-page opinion, the court rejected JD Holdings’ objection, ruling that the fees p
Full Story Ropes & Gray has advised UK private equity firm Epiris on Epiris Fund II’s acquisition of Diamorph, a supplier of advanced material solutions for demanding and safety-critical applications. This is Fund II’s fifth investment. Financial details have not been disclosed.
Full Story Recently noted as the quickest growing law firm in Chicago, Benesch is continuing its national expansion strategy on the West Coast. At the end of January, members of the firm’s executive committee announced the opening of a San Francisco office. This week, the firm is pleased to announce that Reed Lyon will be joining the Litigation Practice, the third associate to join the office led by Administrative Partner Krista Enns.
Full Story Bradley is pleased to announce that Lauren G. Raines has joined the firm’s Tampa location as a partner in the Banking and Financial Services and Real Estate practice groups.
Full Story Cahill represented the underwriters in association with a public offering of $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.125% senior notes due 2024 by Springleaf Finance Corporation, a consumer finance company. Proceeds from the offering were used to refinance existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
Full Story New York Communities for Change (NYCC), non-profit affordable housing developer MHANY Management (MHANY) and Nassau County in Long Island, New York have decided to put an end to a 14-year housing segregation lawsuit pending in the United States District Court in Central Islip, Long Island.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Option Care Enterprises, Inc., on its definitive merger agreement with BioScrip, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS), announced today. The combination of two of the nation’s biggest independent providers of home and alternate treatment site infusion therapy services is expected to create a leading provider with the national reach, comprehensive therapy offering and financial capacity to succeed in the attractive and growing home and alternate site infusion services segment of the $100 b
Full Story Weil secured the dismissal, with prejudice and without leave to amend, of a securities fraud claim brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s former vice president of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). The claim was one of many brought under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10-b by an Anadarko stockholder against the company and three of its senior executives. Weil represented the former VP of EHS, while Skadden, A
Full Story Mintz is happy to announce that Minhaj Rahman has been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2019 Fellows Program and Kerime Akoglu has been chosen for the LCLD 2019 Pathfinder Program.
Full Story The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Madison International Realty LLP in the preliminary agreement concerning the indirect acquisition of a majority stake in Capital Park S.A., the investor in the ArtN complex in the Wola district of Warsaw. The transaction is subject to customary anti-trust approval and certain other conditions.
Full Story Law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes James C. “Jay” Morris as a partner in the St. Louis office. Morris joins the firm in the construction, professional liability defense, insurance, maritime, commercial litigation, and trucking & transportation practice groups. Mr. Morris was previously with a regional litigation firm and practiced out of a St. Louis office.
Full Story FisherBroyles, LLP, the world’s largest distributed law firm partnership, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Boresta and Thomas Reahl as partners in the firm’s New York City and Washington, D.C. offices, respectively. Mr. Boresta focuses his practice on securities regulation and compliance counseling in the securities industry and Mr. Reahl concentrates in the area of employee benefits & executive compensation.
Full Story Harris Beach proudly welcomes L.J. D'Arrigo and Brendan Venter to our expanding statewide immigration practice.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has added lawyer Scott L. D'Angelo as Counsel in Chicago. Scott joins Baker McKenzie's North America International Commercial practice, bringing more than 20 years of experience acting as a trusted advisor to his clients, helping them define business strategies, solve complex legal issues and manage a broad range of sophisticated business transactions in the US, Europe and Asia.
Full Story Congrats are in order to the seven newly promoted partners at Hanson Bridgett – Michelle Akerman, Emily Charley, Jillian Somers Donovan, Jennifer Marie Martinez, Liz Masson, Brian Schnarr, and Anita Zerounian!
Full Story Attorney Lawrence Zlatkin has joined firm. Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice as Counsel, bringing more than 25 years of experience with sophisticated tax planning and transactional tax work.
Full Story Curtis Cusinato has joined the team at Bennett Jones LLP as a partner in the firm's Toronto office. He brings 25 years of experience in corporate and securities law, with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions.
Full Story Facebook is facing yet another investigation, reports revealed this week, this time allegedly over deals allowing other companies to access users’ data without their consent.
Full Story A cross-office, cross-practice team of lawyers from Baker McKenzie recently counseled a consortium led by Shanghai's Jin Jiang International Holdings on its acquisition of the Radisson Group from the HNA Group.
Full Story Clifford Chance has hired global equality campaigner Tiernan Brady as its first global head of inclusion.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is prepping for next year’s move to its new Bishopsgate headquarters by creating replica offices designed to resemble the new premises and be used as a test bed for staff to adjust before the formal move in August 2020.
Full Story Jones Day has appointed partner Anna Cartwright to lead its corporate practice in London , in a change to its long-standing City guard.
Full Story Baker McKenzie assisted ACS Dobfar S.p.A. (the holding of a multinational group active in the pharmaceutical sector) in a financing operation worth 150 million euro.
Full Story Dentons has counseled The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) on extending a US$69 million loan to the Russian State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) to finance the construction of the Lavna Coal Transshipment Terminal at the Murmansk sea port.
Full Story '“The combination of two or more businesses, whether by merger or acquisition, can present owners and managers with a new range of opportunities and threats..."'
Full Story Shook announces the welcoming of Giovanni Angles to the firm as Of Counsel in its Global Arbitration practice.
Full Story The Tampa office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig has added West Holden and Cayla McCrea Page as associates. Both lawyers are members of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice.
Full Story Haley Taylor Schlitz was accepted at five law schools but chose to enroll at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, in part so she can still live at home with her parents.
Full Story Raul Salas, a longtime Shutts & Bowen partner, has passed away after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer.
Full Story Lawyers for Stanford students Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods claim that the value of their education has been ruined by the scandal. Their lawyers are also pursuing class claims on behalf of applicants who were rejected by schools caught up in the scandal.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represented TPG in during the sale of Times Higher Education (THE) to Inflexion Private Equity (Inflexion).
Full Story Milbank LLP represented the initial buyers in the landmark issuance of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 12% senior secured notes due 2033 by a financing entity newly incorporated in Spain to onlend the proceeds to Corporación Quiport S.A. (“Quiport”), an Ecuadorian company that operates the Quito airport.
Full Story Taft partner Russell Menyhart has been chosen by the National Committee on United States–China Relations (NCUSCR) as a fellow in the sixth round of NCUSCR’s Public Intellectuals Program (PIP). PIP identifies outstanding members of the next generation of American China specialists who have an interest and potential to venture into areas relevant to foreign policy and public education. Menyhart is one of twenty fellows who will participate in the two-year enrichment program intended to complement
Full Story The Fourth District Court of Appeal sided with Broward lawyers Justin Parafinczuk and Marcus Susen on Wednesday, but their firm lost out on $28,000 in expert witness costs.
Full Story So that O’Melveny press release about how “We have no plans to merge and never have” turned out to be — as we suspected at the time — a complete lie. Even back then, Allen & Overy was willing to offer a diplomatic version of “yeah, maybe” which wasn’t the best sign that the firms were on the same page when it came to combining.
Full Story When Fred Norton launched his own firm in 2017, the former Boies Schiller Flexner partner and in-house litigation attorney at SolarCity and Tesla made a vow: “One way or another, we will do a trial every year.”
Full Story Anti-union organizations, building on last year’s successful challenge to public-sector union fees, have returned to the U.S. Supreme Court with three brand new challenges to the operations of organized labor.
Full Story Longtime Daily Business Review vice president Sookie Williams, who retired four years ago after 42 years with the company, passed away Wednesday night in her sleep. She was 101.
Full Story Carlton Fields reported a double-digit growth in partner profits amid a slight decline in head count and growth in gross revenue.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale grew its profits and head count last year as the St. Louis-based firm marked its arrival on the East Coast. But the partnership’s expansion took at least a short-term toll on profits per equity partner.
Full Story Commercial and bankruptcy litigation lawyer Jason Watkins has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a partner in its Boston office. He joins Nelson Mullins from State Street, where he was senior counsel and head of legal for the recovery and resolution planning group. Prior to that, he served as an independent compliance monitor for public and private companies and as principal at a professional strategy firm specializing in engagement with directors of public company boards.
Full Story The complaint accused Taylor English Duma and partner Michael Trotter of legal malpractice for drafting an operating agreement that enabled an investment company to unilaterally shut down a company set up to make and market a medical CPAP device invented by the plaintiff.
Full Story DLA Piper represented Lantern Entertainment, an affiliate of Lantern Capital Partners, in the launch of Spyglass Media Group LLC, an independent premium content company focused on developing, producing, financing and acquiring motion pictures and television shows for worldwide audiences, in partnership with former studio head Gary Barber.
Full Story MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI), Latin America’s main e-commerce technology company, has announced that it intends to offer approximately US$1 billion of common stock. MercadoLibre also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to $150 million of additional shares of common stock. In addition, MercadoLibre has entered into an agreement pursuant to which PayPal has committed to make a $750 million strategic investment through the purchase of common stock. In a separate ag
Full Story Legacy Ince & Co’s Hong Kong office, an affiliate of the Ince Gordon Dadds International network, has hired three partners, while the sole partner of legacy Gordon Dadds’ Hong Kong location has left the firm.
Full Story Law firm recruiters and career services staff at law schools say they don't expect major changes in the on-campus interviewing process this year, despite the recent overhaul of the National Association for Law Placement's recruiting guidelines. But the summer associate hiring process could look much different in two or three years, they say.
Full Story Taylor Wessing has merged its chief financial and operating officer roles into one position, resulting in one man replacing two women on its board.
Full Story Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that Khoon Jin (KJ) Tan has joined the firm’s Transactions Department in Hong Kong. KJ’s practice focuses on initial public offerings (IPOs) and compliance and will expand Winston’s capital markets and finance capabilities, specifically in Hong Kong, and across Asia and will get the attention of companies for listing in the U.S.
Full Story Building on its over thirty years as the preeminent Egyptian banking & finance law firm, Baker McKenzie Cairo’s Banking & Finance Group announced that Ahmed Abdallah has joined the firm as a Counsel.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has hired transactional lawyer Scott L. D'Angelo as Counsel in Chicago.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents BlackRock, GSO Capital Partners and Magnetar Capital as lead buyers of $1,100 million of newly issued Series A Convertible Preferred Units of EQM Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM), a growth-oriented master limited partnership formed to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin, proceeds of which will be used to fund EQM’s $1,030 million acquisition of 60 percent of Eureka Midstream and 100% of Hornet Midstream from Morgan Stanley Inf
Full Story Vista Credit Partners (VCP), a strategic credit investor and financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data and technology market, announced today it has led a $175 million global recapitalization for Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence solutions. A group from Akin Gump advised VCP in the transaction.
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP is happy to welcome Tara Higgins and Noreen Phelan as partners, and Chris Hutchison as a senior associate, to its global Energy and Infrastructure practice. Ms. Higgins is based in Sidley’s New York office and Ms. Phelan and Mr. Hutchison are based in Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office. They join from Orrick, where Ms. Higgins was co-head of the global Power practice and Ms. Phelan was a partner in the Energy and Infrastructure practice. The team will expand the firm’s global ene
Full Story A team of federal prosecutors in Boston under the leadership of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling will oversee the sprawling college admissions fraud case against dozens of people, including a leading Big Law partner and Hollywood celebrities.
Full Story GrayRobinson shareholders Shari Gerson and Neil Linden successfully defended a major health insurer client in a breach of contract jury trial. The insurer had stopped the Plaintiff’s coverage for non-payment of premium. The Plaintiff claimed that she had paid the premium and that the insurer owed her medical expenses from the time of the termination until she obtained replacement coverage. The jury returned a complete defense verdict in just 15 minutes.
Full Story Freeborn & Peters LLP is happy to announce that Erin E. McAdams has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group, focusing on employment litigation and counseling.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm, reported today that Monika Tashman has joined the firm’s New York office as partner in the entertainment practice.
Full Story Boeing’s legal issues could soar following decisions by several countries, including the United States, to ground its newest model of commercial aircraft following a March 10 crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people.
Full Story Cravath advised the dealers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities, in connection with the $1.5 billion and $250 million floating rate notes offerings of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the largest banking institutions in the United States.
Full Story Historically, Turkey’s geographical position has been regarded as an ideal trading hub by also facilitating access to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Russia. After decades of remarkable economic performance, the Turkish economy slowed down during 2018—and the lira fell by almost a third against the dollar.
Full Story Hogan Lovells China team and Hogan Lovells Fidelity have secured an important victory for WAWI Xiamen (i.e. the Chinese subsidiary of the leading German chocolate manufacturer Wawi Group), successfully defending it from a 3D trademark infringement claim before a Chinese court.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright replies to fintech growth with practice launch
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Shanghai Moons Electric Co, Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai stock exchange, on the acquisition of Technosoft Motion AG and its subsidiaries in Switzerland and Romania.
Full Story Banking partner joins the team at White & Case after only two years at King & Spalding
Full Story Dentons has advised Koç Holding A.Ş. (Koç Holding), Turkey's biggest holding company, on its issue of US$750 million 6.500 per cent Notes due 2025 (Rule 144A/Regulation S).
Full Story Baker McKenzie posted growth increases in revenues and profitability in its 2018 fiscal year, with gains driven by an uptick in cross-border dealmaking.
Full Story Dentons, the largest law firm, has strengthened its Competition and Antitrust group in Brussels with the recruitment of two partners, Yves Botteman and Jean-Nicolas Maillard. They join along with a team of two associates, Camille Keres and Daniel Barrio.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, Gulf International Bank, J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank on the establishment by Almarai Sukuk Ltd. of a Reg S US$2 billion Trust Certificate Issuance Programme, and on the issuance of US$500 million Trust Certificates due 2024 thereunder.
Full Story Experts in the industry and research analysts have been telling Globest.com for some time now about the high demand and strong fundamentals that now exist in the South Florida real estate market.
Full Story Bradley is happy to announce that R. Craig Mayfield has been named managing partner of the firm’s Tampa office.
Full Story China’s draft foreign investment law has gotten an underwhelming response from academics and other stakeholders in China.
Full Story Western State College of Law is a respected educational institution in Orange County, California. Most of the prosecutors and public defenders in the county courthouses are Western State graduates. A quarter of the county’s judges and commissioners are alums. I have colleagues and friends from the school and will not hesitate to refer potential clients to them. This, along with being the oldest law school in Orange County, I thought it would survive the law school day of reckoning.
Full Story Benesch announces that lawyer Lauren Tortorella has joined the firm as an associate. Tortorella is joining the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group in the Chicago office. She has experience representing Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation as well as brand and generic pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement litigation. Before entering private practice, Lauren worked with the International Rescue Committee, where she guided international political refugees through the comple
Full Story Baker McKenzie posted solid gains in revenues and profitability in its 2018 fiscal year, with gains driven by an uptick in cross-border deal-making.
Full Story DLA Piper has advised Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in location based entertainment, on the A$174 million transaction of its Australian ski resorts, Hotham and Falls Creek, to US ski resort operator Vail Resorts, Inc.
Full Story Taft partner Tracy Betz has been elected to the board of directors for Integrating Women Leaders (IWL). IWL accelerates the advancement of women to drive individual and organizational growth and impact. Betz is a past co-emcee and member of the Indianapolis Women’s Leadership Conference.
Full Story Winston & Strawn has hired capital markets partner Khoon Jin Tan originally from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Hong Kong.
Full Story Willkie is representing the management group of Goodnight Midstream, a provider of oilfield water management infrastructure services, in the $930 million transaction.
Full Story Lawyer Lawrence Zlatkin has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice as Counsel, bringing more than 25 years of experience with sophisticated tax planning and transactional tax work.
Full Story Former Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) is joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, starting as a partner in the firm’s public law and policy group on April 1.
Full Story Global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ: OSIR), a developer of regenerative medicine products, in an agreement to be acquired by British medical technology group Smith & Nephew plc for $19 a share or approximately US$660 million.
Full Story Client of Alston & Bird, BancorpSouth Bank has signed definitive merger agreements with Summit Financial Enterprises, Inc.,...
Full Story First Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 3½ years in prison in a federal conspiracy case...
Full Story Jina Choi, previously the director of the San Francisco Regional Office of the SEC, has joined Morrison & Foerster. Credit: Jason Doiy /The Recorder.
Full Story Schulte lawyers are advising Transfast and GCP Capital Partners in the acquisition of Transfast by Mastercard.
Full Story West Coast litigation leader O’Melveny & Myers and U.K. Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy are in the final stages of talks on a major trans-Atlantic merger.
Full Story Hogan Lovells announced today that Jennifer Adams has joined the firm’s Houston location as a partner in its Environment and Natural Resource practice. Adams joins the firm from Koch Companies Public Sector, where she has served as Chief Counsel of Litigation for the last eight years.
Full Story The Firm represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as dealer manager, in connection with the tender offers to buy for cash up to $400 million of Noble Holding International Limited's 4.9% Senior Notes due 2020, 4.625% Senior Notes due 2021, 3.95% Senior Notes due 2022, 7.75% Senior Notes due 2024, 5.95% Senior Notes due 2025 and 5.25% Senior Notes due 2042 (collectively, the “Notes”), and to solicit consents to amendments to certain related indentures. The tender offers were settled early on March
Full Story When Jeff Carr first retired in 2014, he looked back on being an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in the 1970s. At the time when he started his career, he “immediately realized that there was a disconnect between the interests of the firm and the customer.”
Full Story Locke Lord’s David Grant, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Regional Practice Group Leader for Europe and Asia/Pacific Rim, has been appointed Managing Partner of the Firm’s London location.
Full Story The international law firm Milbank LLP has advised PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG on the sale of its majority stake in PTV Truckparking B.V. to Volkswagen Financial Services. Volkswagen Financial Services acquires 75.1 percent of the shares in the business and aims to strengthen its market position in the strategic parking business segment, increase synergies and further extend existing offers with point-of-interest data.
Full Story Bradley has taken a main role in pro bono efforts to enact bipartisan legislation to provide greater protection for disabled veterans in financial distress. Last week, those efforts took a significant step forward with the introduction in the U.S. Senate of the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act (S. 679).
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce its expansion in Europe with the launch of an location in Paris. The new office is the global law firm’s third in Europe and 15th worldwide. Partners Vincent Ponsonnaille and Laurent Victor-Michel joined the Firm earlier this year and will lead the new office. Both lawyers are highly regarded for their experience in the French private equity market, and will assist clients with deals in France and across Europe.
Full Story McGuireWoods served as legal adviser to Charlotte private equity firm Summit Park in its recapitalization of Exacta Land Surveyors LLC, a leading provider of land surveys and field management services. Terms of the deal were not provided.
Full Story Akin Gump is happy to announce that former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) will join the firm as a partner in its public law and policy practice in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Tracy D. Winston to its Government Policy & Practice Group as a government policy adviser in the firm’s Lansing office. Before joining Dykema, Winston served as Democratic Caucus Policy Advisor for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Full Story Transactional partner Oren Livne and senior associate Andrew Haupt have joined Baker McKenzie’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group in New York, bringing with them experience advising life sciences, consumer product, and technology companies.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised TSG Consumer Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on the branded consumer sector, in its acquisition of CorePower Yoga. This is the initial investment made by TSG’s eighth fund, TSG8, which closed in February 2019 with $4 billion of limited partner capital commitments. The transaction was announced on March 12 and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Full Story On 13 March 2019, the Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) revoked the judgment by the Regional Administrative Court in Bydgoszcz on the taxation of wind farm technical components with real estate tax in 2017. The arguments brought up by Dentons' lawyers concerning state aid were the reason for the Court setting aside the judgment. The Supreme Administrative Court also expressly pointed out that the WSA may refer the matter to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling on the case at h
Full Story Blank Rome's Corporate M&A and Securities team has represented its clients in more than 100 transactions in 2018.
Full Story National Cancer Institute Director Norman “Ned” Sharpless set to serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Full Story International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has added attorney Timothy F. Stanfield as Of Counsel to the Government Law & Policy Practice in the Tallahassee office.
Full Story Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney adds Gretchen Woodruff Root to Labor & Employment section.
Full Story Lawyers for Reed Smith this week, urged a Manhattan state court to dismiss a $500 million malpractice suit over the firm’s work for a pair of Bear Stearns investment funds on a financial crisis-era lawsuit against the major credit rating agencies.
Full Story Retired Holland & Knight partner Charles S. Johnson III has been named executive vice president and general counsel of Tuskegee University.
Full Story Carlton Fields attorney Jason Gould has lateraled to Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Washington, D.C., office—the 18th Carlton Fields attorney to join Drinker in the last two weeks.
Full Story David Katz is quoted talking about plans for facial recognition technology to be implemented in major U.S. airports by 2021. This “biometric entry-exit system” will be used to verify the identification of all travelers crossing U.S. borders.
Full Story The decision for a Big Law partner to alter his daughter’s test scores wasn’t automatic, according to transcripts of wiretaps in a case alleging several high-powered indivdiuals broke the law in helping their kids get into elite universities.
Full Story Georgia’s largest counties didn't prepare for heavy turnout in the state’s fiercely contested 2018 elections, resulting in wait times of up to four hours at the polls and delays in processing registration forms and mailing absentee ballots that ultimately kept some voters from casting ballots, according to a federal lawsuit.
Full Story The governor is set to sign an executive order Wednesday suspending the death penalty in California and granting reprieves for the 737 inmates on the state’s largest-in-the-nation Death Row.
Full Story Intapp, a top provider of business applications for professional services firms, today announced that Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms, has selected Intapp's DealCloud CRM platform to manage its client development activities and help achieve the firm’s growth objectives.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder partner, Myrna Maysonet will be a featured speaker for the Women in Law & Leadership Summit on March 13th in Miami, FLA.
Full Story Hogan Lovells, led by Frankfurt partner Jochen Seitz, has advised the joint lead manager Banco Santander, S.A., Bayerische Landesbank, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank (technical lead) and SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited on the placement of four bonds of Volkswagen Bank GmbH with a total volume of 2.5 billion Euros...
Full Story Burford Capital, one of the biggest litigation funders, has seen a 23 percent increase in operating profit to $354 million in the 12 months to December 2018, the company announced today
Full Story U.K. firm Allen & Overy and U.S. West Coast litigation leader O’Melveny & Myers are edging towards an historic tie-up, with the final stage of discussions narrowing in on a few key terms.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder partner, Dana Somerstein, was recently assigned to the city of Fort Lauderdale’s Complete Count Advisory Committee on March 5th. Responsibilities of the committee include recommending methods of disseminating information about the 2020 Census, assisting in publicizing the 2020 Census, and recommending outreach efforts to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.
Full Story Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is happy to welcome H. Eric Hilton to the firm as a partner in its Atlanta location. With more than two decades of experience as both a trial lawyer and in-house general counsel, Hilton joins as a leading member of HBS’s construction, aging services, employment and government affairs practice groups.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, headed by Barclays Capital Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in connection with a registered offering of $5 billion in notes by Pfizer Inc.
Full Story Orrick today announced the latest addition to the firm’s market leading public policy team with the hiring of Victoria Suarez-Palomo, a recognized policy and regulatory advisor in the public and private sector who joins us as senior advisor in the New York location.
Full Story Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to pay $20 million to a class of drivers in a proposed settlement deal Monday that could end more than five years of litigation over how the company classifies its drivers.
Full Story Milbank LLP represented the dealer managers, led by Barclays, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Santander, in a $4 billion private exchange offer by Verizon Communications Inc. The transaction permitted Verizon to take advantage of the current low interest rates and low borrowing costs while also extending and spreading out the maturity of its debt. Verizon completed the exchange offer by accepting for exchange a combined total of $4 billion across 14 series of existing debt securities and issue
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP is happy to welcome Joshua S. Cohen as a partner in its Investment Funds practice in Chicago. Mr. Cohen joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner. Previously he was a managing director and general counsel of Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, and global head of Alternatives Legal for JPMorgan Asset and Wealth Management.
Full Story In its third filing outlining its work on the Sears bankruptcy, Weil, Gotshal & Manges billed over $7 million for the month of December.
Full Story Ballard Spahr represented funds managed by Argo Infrastructure Partners on an investment in a 114-megawatt portfolio of commercial and industrial solar assets contracted under long-term power purchase deals. The portfolio is diversified across 134 sites in 12 states and is one of the largest commercial and industrial solar portfolios in North America.
Full Story Prominent South Florida developer Art Falcone, who has a stake in downtown’s Miami Worldcenter, is growing his ventures on the West Coast.
Full Story Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP elevated Andrew W. Scher to shareholder and Nicholas Martin to of counsel. Scher and Martin both reside in the firm’s New Jersey location.
Full Story Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo continued its recent expansion through lateral partner hires this week, announcing Tuesday that it has hired a pair of corporate lawyers in Boston with extensive experience advising technology companies.
Full Story The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that its Commercial Litigation Group has chosen Benjamin Brown as the firm's new Florida Chair of Litigation.
Full Story Eight-attorney law firm Gelber Schachter & Greenberg has brought on Holland & Knight partner Brian Toth.
Full Story Bradley is pleased to announce that partner Dana C. Lumsden has been assigned by the Charlotte City Council to the city’s Business Advisory Committee and was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (formerly the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce).
Full Story Thompson & Knight LLP is happy to announce Brooke E. Sizer has joined the Firm’s Houston location as an Associate in the Oil and Gas Practice Group.
Full Story Davis Polk advised ShockWave Medical, Inc. on its SEC-registered initial public offering of 6,555,000 shares of common stock for an aggregate price to the public of approximately $111.4 million, including 855,000 shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ option to buy additional shares. The shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “SWAV.”
Full Story Maya Salah, an associate in Ballard Spahr's Litigation Department, has been assigned to the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. She will represent the Second Judicial District.
Full Story Dentons’ Banking and Finance team in Warsaw advised HB Reavis on the €350 million financing granted to its three subsidiaries by a multinational syndicate of banks (Santander Bank Polska, Helaba, Bank Pekao and Unicredit) for the construction of Varso Place, HB Reavis’ flagship development in Warsaw. This is the biggest construction loan in the history of the Polish real estate market.
Full Story Choate advised Mainsail Partners in its investment in Aspire, LLC, a software-as-a-service provider to the landscaping industry. Aspire serves many of the biggest landscaping, snow & ice, and construction companies in the United States and Canada, providing them with the software, service and support to run their businesses more effectively. The company plans to use the capital to accelerate product development and expand its team
Full Story Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that Brian Snyder has joined the firm in the Hong Kong location as an Of Counsel in its M&A/Private Equity practice. Mr. Snyder comes to Morrison & Foerster from Davis Polk's Hong Kong office. He brings a practice based on M&A and private equity transactions.
Full Story Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Andrew Douglass has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Corporate Group located in Chicago. Douglass was previously a partner at Polsinelli, where he chaired its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.
Full Story Viper Energy Partners LP, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc., completed an underwritten public offering of 10,925,000 common units, which included 1,425,000 common units issued pursuant to an option to buy additional common units granted to the underwriters, at a public offering price of $32 per unit. A team from Akin Gump advised Viper in the offering, which represented a 1,500,000 unit upsize to the originally proposed 8,000,000 offering of common units.
Full Story Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Michael A. Dorfman, Robert “Dean” Hagan, and Heidi J. Herman to its Chicago location. Dorfman joins Dykema as Member in its Intellectual Property and IP Litigation Department, while Hagan and Herman each join as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.
Full Story Clark Hill member, Robert Tomilson, has been assigned to Eastern University’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees are entrusted to strengthen the future of the University by maintaining the commitment to the organization’s mission, establishing its strategic direction, ensuring compliance with all applicable legal requirements, and maintaining the organization’s financial well-being. “I’m honored by the appointment and look forward assisting in the stewardship of University,” Robert Tomils
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Luke Mines has joined the firm’s London location as a partner in its global Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) practice. Mr. Mines, who comes to Morrison & Foerster from Reed Smith, brings to the firm extensive experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions. He is the second partner to join the firm’s newly established London PERE practice since the start of the year, following the arrival in January
Full Story Three Texas attorneys have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that mandatory membership in the State Bar of Texas violates their First Amendment right against coerced speech.
Full Story Baker McKenzie in Paris announces the appointing of Stéphane Davin to its Management Committee for the next two years. Stéphane Davin, 48 years’ old, joined Baker McKenzie in 1995. A partner since 2008, he is joint manager of the Mergers & Acquisitions department in Paris and heads the Firm’s M&A EMEA practice.
Full Story Milbank LLP advised ICBC in connection with a credit facility to PetroRio, a Brazilian oil company, through an export pre-payment agreement, in a transaction that finalized on March 1, 2019.
Full Story As law firms invest in building up affiliated companies and consultancies, lawyers are finding new ways to optimize their own roles, as one Husch Blackwell attorney’s latest move illustrates.
Full Story Hinckley Allen is happy to welcome Jeff Groshek as Partner to the Firm’s Tax Group.
Full Story Dinsmore & Shohl LLP proudly welcomes commercial litigation partner Kara A. Czanik to its headquarters in Cincinnati.
Full Story The Big Law dispute over who represents the true leader of Venezuela has seemingly come to an end.
Full Story Congrats to the seven newly promoted partners at Hanson Bridgett - Michelle Akerman, Emily Charley, Jillian Somers Donovan, Jennifer Marie Martinez, Liz Masson, Brian Schnarr and Anita Zerounian!
Full Story Sandra Seville-Jones, who served as a firm-wide leader at Munger, Tolles & Olson for the past decade, died Saturday due to complications from surgery. She was 58.
Full Story NVIDIA and Mellanox have reported that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox.
Full Story Cooley is growing globally with the announcement of plans to launch in Hong Kong. Leading Hong Kong corporate lawyer Will Cai is joining the firm from Skadden, where he had been a partner since 2014.
Full Story Being asked to join the partnership of a firm is a measure of success as a legal professional. With that achievement comes tax and financial responsibilities...
Full Story The University of Law (ULaw) has handed control of its new Hong Kong campus to one of the legal education world’s most well-known figures, Peter Crisp.
Full Story The firm's revenue grew for the sixth straight year on the back of a boost in its New York office and client work across borders.
Full Story Baker McKenzie Cairo's Banking and Finance team counseled a six-bank consortium led by National Bank of Egypt on a US$ 100 million and EGP 1.2 million multicurrency bridge facility to Canal Sugar Company.
Full Story The international legal giant quietly implemented a closed compensation system for its equity partners across its offices in North America last August.
Full Story The class-action complaint, filed by Maxwell investor Davis Rodden, targeted the company's board and wanted additional discloses about Barclays Capital Inc.'s current and prior engagements outside of the all-stock deal, which was announced last month.
Full Story John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's, has agreed to resign from the company’s board as part of the settlement of a Delaware Chancery Court lawsuit, which targeted investor restrictions tied to a poison pill that the company adopted in the wake of his ouster as the pizza chain’s chief executive.
Full Story A plethora of the committee's members, including plaintiffs' attorneys Mark Lanier and Ted Meadows, brought the largest number of nearly 15,000 talcum powder lawsuits against talc supplier Imerys and Johnson & Johnson.
Full Story South Florida lawyers on Monday mourned four Peterson Bernard lawyers who died in a plane crash in western Palm Beach County on Friday as they were returning to North Palm Beach from Tampa after meeting with a new client.
Full Story In a landmark decision, Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California held the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to be in violation of the antitrust laws and issued an injunction against NCAA limitations on schools providing additional education-related benefits to athletes, like post-graduate scholarships, internships, computers, study abroad programs, and academic awards. This is the second time the NCAA’s compensation rules have been held to violate the antitrust l
Full Story It seems that law school personnel continue to find it hard to keep their students’ personal information private. For example, in April 2012, someone at Baylor Law School sent out an email containing a trove of admissions data (including names, grades, and LSAT scores) to every student admitted to the Class of 2015. In March 2014, someone at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles sent out an email with a heap of financial information for the entire graduating class (including Social Security numbers a
Full Story Pascal Agboyibor, the Paris-based head of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Africa practice and a member of its board, has been asked to vacate the firm.
Full Story The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously affirmed the suppression of evidence obtained from the cell phones and other electronic devices of a former law student charged with murder in the death of a foster child.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP announced today that Jason H. Gould has joined the firm as a partner in Washington, D.C. Gould comes to Drinker Biddle from Carlton Fields, following on the March 6 addition of a 17-attorney group from that firm in Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Connecticut.
Full Story Perkins Coie posted solid financial gain in 2018 as it continued to invest in key markets and diversifying services for startup clients.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Barclays Capital Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., in association with the recent public offering by Texas Instruments Incorporated of an aggregate of $750 million in investment grade notes.
Full Story Selendy & Gay, a litigation focused firm launched just over a year ago, has picked up top appellate lawyer Caitlin Halligan, a former solicitor general for the state of New York. She enters as a partner from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Full Story A federal jury has ruled against Norwegian Cruise Line in the sum of more than $2 million in a medical negligence lawsuit.
Full Story Cahill represented the administrative agent and the lead arrangers in connection with an amendment to Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC’s existing revolving credit facility which, among other things, raised the aggregate revolving commitments under the revolving credit facility by $125 million to a total of $250 million and extended the maturity date of the existing revolving loans and commitments by six months. Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC is a
Full Story Weil is advising The NORDAM Group, Inc. (NORDAM), a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based aviation and aerospace component manufacturer and provider of aircraft repair services, in connection with its entry into a $140 million equity investment by an affiliate of The Carlyle Group on March 3, 2019. Weil is also advising NORDAM on its entry into an up to $240 million term loan facility and an up to $100 million asset based credit facility in connection with that investment. These transactions are expected to clo
Full Story Some very important and potentially game-changing legislation was recently passed. On Oct. 24, 2018, Congress enacted the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (or EKRA) – a statute that potentially eliminates legal protections (i.e., “safe harbors”) used by clinical laboratories to market their services. EKRA is part of the “Support for Patients and Communities Act,” comprehensive legislation designed to address the opioid crisis. The Act is clearly targeted towards the use/abuse of opi
Full Story Facebook has sued a pair of Ukrainian men for developing and operating applications stylized as horoscopes and quizzes that illegally gathered users’ data.
Full Story Dentons is pleased to welcome Andrea Nicholls to the Firm as Canada Chief Financial Officer. Based in Montréal, Andrea is a CPA and a seasoned finance professional with years of experience in both private and public companies spanning various sectors, including high-tech, finance, multimedia, digital, pharma and shared services.
Full Story The Firm recently represented the international joint lead managers in association with a follow-on offering of Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation, which included an international offering to institutional investors pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S. The offering raised approximately ¥35.2 billion (approximately US$315 million) for the issuer, which will be used with bank financing to fund the acquisition of additional logistics, retail and hotel properties. Morgan Stanley, Daiwa Capit
Full Story The law firm dropped the words Jorden Burt from its name, the American Lawyer reports. About a week later, the firm lost 17 lawyers—including former name partners James Jorden and Frank Burt—in a move to Drinker Biddle & Reath.
Full Story Orrick announced today that leading healthcare finance lawyer Robyn Helmlinger has joined the firm’s Public Finance Group as a partner, based in San Francisco. She joins the firm from Squire Patton Boggs where she headed up their healthcare finance initiative.
Full Story Ropes & Gray represented CCMP Capital Advisors, LP in its agreement to acquire BGIS, an integrated facilities management business, from Brookfield Business Partners. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Full Story Bradley is pleased to report that Paul M. Sykes has returned to the firm as a partner in the Birmingham office.
Full Story Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Michelle A. Gyves has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate/Private Equity practice in New York. Gyves provides strategic advice on a range of US and international employment matters, with a particular focus on private equity clients and their portfolio businesses.
Full Story The Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $46 million medical malpractice decision and reversed the trial judge’s order to reconsider apportionment in the case.
Full Story The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld the certification of a class action lawsuit against SunTrust Bank alleging as many as 400,000 customers have been charged massive overdraft fees.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, on its definitive agreement to acquire Dallas-based Goodnight Midstream, a leading midstream produced water infrastructure company, for approximately $930 million. TPG is acquiring the business from Tailwater Capital and private investors. Existing investors, including management, will retain a significant minority interest in the company.
Full Story In a struggle with far-reaching implications, a small-town newspaper has won a dispute to hold on to the business of publishing legal notices after being fired by county officials.
Full Story McGuireWoods and its public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting, are working pro bono to shape legislation that would assist American military veterans shield disability and other Veterans Administration benefits during bankruptcy proceedings. The Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate March 6, would reverse an inequity in the law that harms service members facing financial distress.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has added Christina Baugh as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department in the Atlanta location.
Full Story The global law firm Jones Day announces the addition of international dispute resolution attorney Leah Ratcliff as of counsel in the Firm's Global Disputes Practice. Ms. Ratcliff will be based in the Firm's Melbourne Office.
Full Story A third-year Georgetown law student was among the 157 killed Sunday when the airplane they were flying in crashed in Ethiopia.
Full Story Last week Stretto reported it acquired fellow bankruptcy services provider CINgroup for an undisclosed amount. Stretto hailed the acquisition as completing its vision to become an ultimate bankruptcy, fintech and legal service platform.
Full Story Dentons has counseled Swiss-based Duferco SA and its parent company, Duferco International Trading Holdings SA (DITH), on its $700 million prepayment arrangement with Indian steel producer JSW Steel Limited for steel deliveries, and the financing of this through a limited recourse facility.
Full Story A wrongful death lawsuit filed last week in Fulton County said a Greyhound bus driver ignored signs that a passenger was suffering from a medical emergency and kept driving to Atlanta, where she died shortly after getting off.
Full Story Judges in Atlanta illegally impose “pay-or-jail” sentences on poor people, requiring them to pay a set fine or, if they’re not able to pay, to spend time in jail, according to a legal advocacy group.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has opened a Savannah office focused on liability defense—its 50th firm-wide.
Full Story Lawyers representing three Native American tribes have filed a motion to start a separate discovery track in the Equifax data breach litigation for Indian tribal governments.
Full Story The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform has begun an investigation into the conduct of Georgia’s 2018 midterm elections, calling into question practices already under fire in multiple ongoing lawsuits here.
Full Story Allison Jones Rushing testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit...
Full Story Crowell & Moring LLP is broadening its ability to help multinational clients navigate global expansion and regulatory compliance in China and the Asia Pacific by adding four trade and global employment lawyers: partners Nicole J. Simonian and Evan Yee-Fan Chuck, senior counsel Robert Clifton Burns, and counsel Jackson Pai to its Los Angeles and Washington offices.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP managed the internal investigation on behalf of Mobile Telesystems PJSC (“MTS”) that was referenced as part of the Company’s cooperation in its Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”).
Full Story Am Law 100 firm Crowell & Moring has hired a 10-lawyer global trade and regulatory team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and has applied to open its first Asian office in Shanghai.
Full Story Slaughter and May, Linklaters and Eversheds Sutherland have banked advisory roles on the £1.6 billion projected merger between OneSavings Bank and listed company Charter Court Financial Services.
Full Story Linklaters has hit 20 percent female partnership following its largest partner promotions round over ten years.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated U.S. professional services firm, announced today that Monika Tashman has joined the firm’s New York office as partner in the entertainment practice.
Full Story Dentons, the largest law firm, today announced that Robert M. Wasnofski, Jr. joins the Intellectual Property and Technology practice as a partner in its New York office.
Full Story As Benesch continues to recruit top-notch legal talent from around the nation, the firm is happy to announce that James A. Collins has joined the firm’s Innovations, Information Technology, and Intellectual Property (3iP) Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group as a partner.
Full Story Where does Big Law turn to every year to fill its first-year associate slots?
Full Story In Hately v. Watts, a vital decision on e-mail privacy, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals extensively quoted an amicus brief submitted by Ropes & Gray on behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and New America's Open Technology Institute.
Full Story As job gains remained nearly flat across the U.S. economy, the legal services industry grew, adding, 600 jobs in February—one out of every 33 new non-farm jobs last month—continuing a trend of moderate gains and losses for the industry over the last several months, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Full Story Lawmakers are proposing new legislation intended to clear backlogs for employment-based Green Cards.
Full Story Schulte is counseling Kimmeridge Energy Management Company LLC in its nomination of three directors to the board of PDC Energy Inc.
Full Story The following schools sent the highest percentage of 2018 graduates to associate jobs at the largest 100 firms.
Full Story Judge Donovan W. Frank of the federal District Court of the state of Minnesota granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a securities action against Simpson Thacher’s clients, Best Buy and certain executives, and dismissed Plaintiffs’ claims in full with prejudice.
Full Story Attorneys Greg Minana and Tanya Maerz from Husch Blackwell secured a complete defense verdict for an anesthesia group after a week-long medical malpractice jury trial.
Full Story Companies that come forward to report misconduct to the U.S. government should know they will receive a “fair shake” from the U.S. Justice Department, the head of the criminal division said Friday, making the case for voluntary disclosure of corporate misdeeds.
Full Story In an issue driven by South Florida’s history with professional sports owners, the House has started moving forward with a plan to reduce the potential of tax dollars used to build sports facilities.
Full Story Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador”) reported the formation of San Mateo Midstream II, LLC (“San Mateo II”), a midstream joint venture between a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matador and a subsidiary of Five Point Energy LLC (“Five Point”).
Full Story In regards to bankruptcy, what happens when a debtor exercises its statutory right to reject a contract?
Full Story Milbank advised the underwriters in the $1 billion offering of green bonds by Verizon Communications Inc.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills has hired workplace health and safety partner Aaron Anderson from Norton Rose Fulbright to join their team.
Full Story This International Women’s Day, former A&O lawyer and mother-of-three Julia Noble details her early experiences and how attitudes are changing towards working parents.
Full Story DLA Piper joins a bevy of City firms advising on the long running Crossrail project, having secured a £500,000 contract to advise the Department for Transport.
Full Story Hinckley Allen is happy to welcome Jeff Groshek as Partner to the Firm’s Tax Group.
Full Story Robins Kaplan LLP is happy to announce that it has signed the American Bar Association pledge to promote well-being in the legal profession.
Full Story Margaret Seurynck just joined McGuireWoods’ nationally recognized debt finance practice in Chicago.
Full Story International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has elevated Intellectual Property & Technology attorneys Todd Basile, Jonathan E. Giroux, and Lisa Li to shareholder. Additionally, Amy L. Kramer, Nicholas Martin, Bethany A. Stokes, and Stephen M. Ullmer have been elevated to of counsel.
Full Story DLA Piper reported today that Prakash "PK" Paran has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the Corporate practice. Paran, who serves as global co-chair of the firm's Insurance sector practice, was previously a partner in DLA Piper's London office.
Full Story Melissa Foster Bird, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough partner, has been inducted as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in America.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised Intesa Sanpaolo on its any and all tender offer in the United States, which is related to a total of US$3.75 billion in principal amount of four series of Notes, each of which was issued under its US$50 billion Medium Term Notes 'Yankee' Program.
Full Story Colorado has taken a major step towards opening its marijuana industry to outside investment in what could be a transformative piece of legislation.
Full Story Goodwin Procter, which has been growing fast in California, is setting up shop in Santa Monica to further strengthen its ties in technology and private equity.
Full Story Mayer Brown reported that Elena Rubinov has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice as a partner in New York. Ms. Rubinov previously was a corporate partner at Bracewell.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is acting as counsel to a group of banks who hold minority interests in Tradeweb, this includes Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Morgan Stanley, RBS, UBS, and Wells Fargo, in connection with the electronic market operator’s upcoming IPO.
Full Story Global arbitration lawyer Mélida Hodgson has left Foley Hoag to join Jenner & Block as a partner in the firm’s New York office.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advised National Grid in its agreement to purchase clean energy company and renewables developer Geronimo Energy.
Full Story Briggs and Morgan is happy to welcome shareholders Stacey Drentlaw, James Jorissen, Patrick Lindmark, Ernest Peake and associates B. Tyler Philippi and Paul Shapiro to the firm.
Full Story Milbank LLP organized and advised the “CDS Improvement Committee,” an ad hoc group of credit default swap (“CDS”) market participants (including, among others...
Full Story Corinne Smith, a Member in Clark Hill Strasburger’s Healthcare group and Alumna of Trinity University, co-hosted the University’s Department of Healthcare Administration (HCAD)...
Full Story Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer” who has since spoken out against his former client and employer, has filed suit against the Trump Organization, alleging it was supposed to cover his attorney fees and costs incurred in his work for the company, this would include his cooperation with federal investigators.
Full Story Fragomen Partner Nadine Goldfoot provides commentary on the decision made by the UK Home Office to relax two categories of Tier -1 visa — the Start-up visa and the Innovator visa.
Full Story A former Equifax executive pleaded guilty this week to securities fraud after federal prosecutors said he engaged in insider trading of company stock ahead of Equifax’s public announcement of a massive 2017 data breach.
Full Story Lawyers from Davis Wright Tremaine have sued the federal government for documents that could shed light on why international cannabis workers and investors are being denied entry—sometimes permanently—at the U.S. border.
Full Story Karen Klein, who will additionally serve as the live-event ticketing giant's executive vice president, is a tech travel in-house veteran, previously holding high-ranking positions at Kayak.com and Orbitz.
Full Story Baker McKenzie has advised the investment funds Elaia Partners, Felix Capital, 89North and Vintage Investment Partners in their Series C investment...
Full Story LK Bennett is the latest high street name to deteriorate over the last few years providing lucrative work for restructuring and insolvency teams.
Full Story Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has joined the $3.3 billion takeover fight for U.K. plastics and engineering company RPC.
Full Story Karina is Co-Head of Tax Advisory Group, Co-Head of Life Sciences Group in Poland the and coordinator of Life Sciences Group in Central Europe.
Full Story This week the Department of Labor released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Proposed Rule) that focuses on updating the minimum salary requirement for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s white collar exemptions.
Full Story Florida Valuation Group's three principals Nick Chop, MAI, R/W-AC; Courtland Eyrick, MAI, AI-GRS and Justin S. Markley, MAI, CCIM, in addition with the firm's team of appraisers are all joining CBRE in Jacksonville.
Full Story Ellen Boshkoff, Faegre Baker Daniels partner and co-leader of the firm’s employment litigation practice, has joined the team as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal association in North America.