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In the News
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015
Amid a slow week for billion-dollar transactional announcements, one big-money deal remains on the table, likely keeping more than a few Am Law 100 lawyers busy before the holiday weekend.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 02, 2015
Cofounding partner Michael Kim will lead the U.S. litigation boutique's practice in the Korean capital.
: The Litigation Daily : August 31, 2015
David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 27, 2015
In a blog post, GC Kent Walker said Google searches have increased customer choice and resulted in billions of free clicks to European companies.
: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015
Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 24, 2015
Twas the weekend to read meaty profiles of attorneys, from David Kendall of Williams & Connolly, to Tonja Carter of Alabama, to the corporate team at Cleary Gottlieb that works with Alphabet née Google: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 21, 2015
Ethan Klingsberg, who helped put together the new Alphabet structure, was brought in to a failed Google-Yahoo ad deal in 2008, and has since become a key adviser.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015
Melanie Leslie, the new dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, didn't move to New York City more than 30 years ago to become a lawyer—unless she was playing one on TV. But after several years of trying to make it in show business, Leslie realized she wanted devote her time to something that was more intellectually stimulating.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2015
Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015
Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 12, 2015
The company recently sent letters to users of its AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange programs, reminding them of their duty to comply with the EU's cookie law.
David Ruiz and Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 11, 2015
A favored firm for recent deals, it drew the assignment to create Alphabet and smooth the way for the search business to operate independently of its other units.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 11, 2015
Korea practice head James Lee has relocated from Los Angeles to lead the three-partner office.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 10, 2015
The latest Arbitration Scorecard finds only seven—out of 128—billion-dollar disputes that are being heard in Asia. But Asian arbitral institutes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and beyond see no shortage of smaller cases.
Jasmine Grays : New York Law Journal : August 06, 2015
Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC's generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli analysts called the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015
When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2015
Alan Schnitzer, a former partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, is named CEO of The Travelers Cos., the same week that financial regulators approve a reform requiring public companies to disclose the pay ratio between their leaders and rank-and-file workers.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 02, 2015
MoFo, working pro bono, secured a temporary restraining order against the release of more anti-abortion videos in the Planned Parenthood controversy. In other news, Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn and Latham had victories of their own.
: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 31, 2015
The managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A group stepped in for Kirkland & Ellis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' hostile bid for Mylan and subsequently picked up work on the Israeli drugmaker's $40.5 billion buy of Allergan's generics business.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015
A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 29, 2015
The Boy Scouts of America announcement this week that it would end its ban on openly gay adult leaders came 15 years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban on First Amendment ground, and nearly 30 years after legal battles over the restriction began.
David Gialanella : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
In a pro bono case, a Cleary Gottlieb bankruptcy partner notches an unusual consumer fraud litigation victory.
Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.
Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015
Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.
Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 23, 2015
Shanghai-based litigation partner Jerry Fang used to be a Hong Kong associate working on FCPA matters at the U.S. firm.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015
Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.
Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015
The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.