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May 20, 2013
In fits and starts, the Seattle-based firm saw the benefits of going national.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is advising Yahoo in connection with its largest acquisition in a decade: the $1.1 billion cash purchase of blogging and social media platform Tumblr. Tumblr, meanwhile, is represented by Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian.
In a year that has seen Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman falter in Northern California, the litigation shop is building out its insurance coverage practice with a pair of hires in Los Angeles from Jenner & Block, including Jerold Oshinsky, who has helped shape legal theories benefiting insurance policyholders.
Generic drugmaker Actavis has agreed to pay $5 billion in stock and assumed $3.5 billion in debt to acquire Irish rival Warner Chilcott. The deal comes less than a month after the collapse of a tentative deal that would have seen Actavis sold to Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $13 billion.
Davis Polk & Wardwell is advising former Citigroup boss Vikram Pandit, who was forced out as head of the global banking giant last year, on his return to the financial services industry through his investment in India's JM Financial Group.
Kirkland & Ellis is advising longtime private equity client Vista Equity Partners on its nearly $1 billion purchase of cyber-security software maker Websense, while fellow private equity firm Landmark Partners is relying on the firm to handle a $425 million secondary acquisition of a legacy energy portfolio owned by HM Capital. Kirkland is also advising the world's largest consulting firm, Accenture, on its $316 million buy of digital marketing startup Acquity Group.
Ropes & Gray and former firm partner Patricia Martone, who is now with Morrison & Foerster, agreed Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit in which Martone accused Ropes of routinely passing her clients to younger male lawyers and unfairly pushing her out of the partnership in the fall of 2010.
Average partner profit figures posted by large law firms have lost much of their value as a way of measuring anything meaningful about those firms. The metric that's really worth focusing on—the ever-widening compensation gaps within these partnerships—remains largely out of public view.
Like many lawyers, Glenn Colton is a baseball fan. But the Dentons white-collar and government investigations practice head has taken his love for America's national pastime to the next level, scoring his own fantasy baseball column and SiriusXM radio show. In June, Colton will be inducted into the Fantasy Sports Trade Association's Hall of Fame. Also: Covington advises the U.S. Open on a new $770 million TV deal with ESPN and Bracewell & Giuliani and Loeb & Loeb get involved in two high-profile memorabilia fights in our regular look at sports and the law.
American Lawyer chief European correspondent Chris Johnson meets regularly with senior legal sector figures at their favorite breakfast joints to chew over the industry's tastiest talking points. This week, Adam Shutkever, COO of DLA Piper-backed fixed-fee legal services company Riverview Law, discusses the firm's alliance with U.K. law firm DMH Stallard and the company's forthcoming conversion to an Alternative Business Structure.
- Anderson Kill & Olick
- Arent Fox
- Arthur Cox
- Baker & McKenzie
- Chadbourne & Parke
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
- Clifford Chance
- Covington & Burling
- Cravath, Swaine & Moore
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Dewey & LeBoeuf
- Dickstein Shapiro
- DLA Piper
- Duane Morris
- Fish & Richardson
- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
- Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian
- Heller Ehrman
- Irwin Mitchell
- Jenner & Block
- Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
- Kirkland & Ellis
- Latham & Watkins
- Mallesons Stephen Jaques
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
- Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
- Perkins Coie
- Proskauer Rose
- Reed Smith
- Shearman & Sterling
- Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Slaughter and May
- Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
- Sullivan & Cromwell
- Vinson & Elkins
- Weil, Gotshal & Manges
- Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Special Reports Packages
By challenging the rules on joinder, cloud computing giant EMC has produced precedents that will benefit the entire tech industry.
Who are the most notable recent appointments to the federal bench? Top litigators say that these are 10 district court judges to watch.
Giant antitrust claims have made their way to Europe, but with it last?; Britain's midmarket firms are pairing up to survive; Chinese investment in Germany gathers momentum; cracking down on sanctions violations; and more.
Our first-ever Asia 50 survey sizes up the firms with the most lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region; how Vinson became a go-to firm for China's state-owned energy giants; and more.
Our annual Am Law 100 survey looks in depth at the upper echelon of the U.S. legal industry. Detailed charts break down gross revenue, lawyer head count, profits per equity partner, and more at the countrys largest law firms.