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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,192
  • Gross Revenues: $1,190,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,000,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,875,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton is based in New York City. With $1,050,000,000 in gross revenues in 2010, the firm placed 17th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms based on revenue. Cleary, Gottlieb has been in the top 20 of The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 rankings since 1986. The firm ranked 21st on the 2011 Global 100 survey of revenue rankings. With 1,127 attorneys Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, ranked sixteenth on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Cleary, Gottlieb's practice areas are corporate law, litigation, intellectual property, employee benefits, and environmental law. The firm has several offices worldwide including locations in Paris, Brussels, Rome, Moscow, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 16 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 16 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 18 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 22 3 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 38 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 13 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 59 -41 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 92 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Shearman's Winning Yukos Strategy

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

When they brought a $114 billion claim against Russia to trial, Yukos' lawyers decided to let the facts speak for themselves.

Yukos Majority Shareholders Hit a $50 Billion Gusher

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

A tribunal in The Hague held the Russian Federation liable for $50 billion, finding that it bankrupted the country's largest oil producer to plunder the company's assets.

Decision in $114 Billion Yukos Case to Be Announced Monday

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

The potentially record-shattering arbitration award will be unveiled in London by former Yukos shareholders and their longtime counsel at Shearman & Sterling.

Countdown Begins for Ruling in $114 Billion Yukos Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

The potentially record-shattering arbitration award will be unveiled Monday by former Yukos shareholders and their longtime counsel at Shearman & Sterling.

Am Law Trio Advises on CIT's $3.4 Billion Buy of OneWest

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead on CIT Group's acquisition of OneWest Bank's parent, IMB Holdco LLC, moving the commercial lender into consumer banking.

New Court Program Seeks to Aid Sex Trafficking Victims

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Often, human trafficking victims have legal representation in their criminal cases, but no help with any potential immigration issues, leaving them with nowhere to turn but to their traffickers. A new project in Queens is recruiting volunteer attorneys to help.

Och-Ziff Taps SEC Vet as Legal and Compliance Officer

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 15, 2014

David Becker is joining Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC as chief legal and chief compliance officer.

Cleary, Paul Hastings Advise on Whirlpool Acquisition

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

The world's leading manufacturer of home appliances will acquire a 60.4 percent stake in Italian appliance maker Indesit, allowing it to expand its reach in the European market.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Madoff Trustee Barred from Seeking Foreign Bank Funds

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

While most people were enjoying the tail end of a long holiday weekend, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff was busy Sunday delivering a key victory to foreign banks targeted by Irving Picard, the liquidation trustee for Bernie Madoff's defunct investment firm.

Davis Polk's Big Bet in Hong Kong

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

The Wall Street firm has assembled a dream team, with an eye on China's rising corporate elite. Is the market ready?

BNP Deal Shines Spotlight on Law Firms' Sanctions Advice

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

The Justice Department's $8.9 billion settlement with BNP Paribas gave prosecutors a chance to argue that they're not afraid to get tough on big banks. But it also highlighted the roles of two large law firms that counseled BNP on transactions at the heart of the government's case, suggesting that the French Bank relied on questionable advice to justify violating U.S. sanctions regimes.

Hogan Lovells, White & Case Brush Up on Mexican Paint Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Six weeks after Consorcio Comex launched an arbitration proceeding against Sherwin-Williams over the latter's failed $2.34 billion purchase of the company, the Mexican paints maker announced a $2.3 billion deal to sell itself to PPG Industries.

BNP Deal Shines Spotlight on Law Firms' Sanctions Advice

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

In detailing their record settlement with BNP Paribas this week, prosecutors suggested that the French Bank relied on questionable advice from at least one major law firm to justify violating U.S. sanctions regimes.

July 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

BNP Deal Shines Spotlight on Law Firms' Sanctions Advice

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

In detailing their record settlement with BNP Paribas this week, prosecutors suggested that the French Bank relied on questionable advice from at least one major law firm to justify violating U.S. sanctions regimes.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

AT&T/DirecTV; Alibaba IPO; Valeant / Allergan

Madoff Trustee Hits Dead End in Suits Against Banks

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has finally put an end to Irving Picard's quest to recover billions of dollars from HSBC, UniCredit and other banks he accused of facilitating Bernard Madoff's fraud.

Criminal Division Head Leaving U.S. Prosecutor

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

After heading the Criminal Division for Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for more than two years, Lorin Reisner is leaving the office.

Discovery of Bank Branches After 'Daimler v. Bauman'

Lawrence B. Friedman and Shiwon Choe : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Larry Friedman and Shiwon Choe of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton write: The Supreme Court's recent decision in 'Daimler AG v. Bauman', which clarified and significantly narrowed U.S. courts' ability to assert general personal jurisdiction over foreign corporations, may significantly cabin the "branch-based" discovery trend in the United States where litigants have been increasingly allowed to conduct non-party discovery of non-U.S. banks based on the banks' operation of branches within the United States, reasoning that maintaining a branch here is sufficient to subject a foreign bank to general personal jurisdiction.

Asia Deal Digest: June 26, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 26, 2014

*Cordells on Citigroup's $700 million purchase of a new Hong Kong headquarters*Baker & McKenzie advises Japan's Pacifico Energy on financing for new solar project*Linklaters leads Yes Bank's $488 share placement in India

Special Master Chosen for Argentina Debtors Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Southern District Judge Thomas Griesa has appointed a special master to assist negotiations between Argentina and purchasers of distressed debt from that country.

Orrick, Cleary Clinch Roles as Alstom's Board Approves GE Bid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

After a two-month takeover quest, veteran French M&A lawyer Jean-Pierre Martel, a partner in the Paris office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, advised the board of engineering giant Alstom as it recommended the acceptance of General Electric's $17 billion bid for its energy business. The deal, which has yielded roles for nearly a dozen firms on both sides of the Atlantic, is the largest in GE's history.

American Express Swipes General Counsel from McKesson

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2014

American Express Company has hired accomplished in-house attorney Laureen Seeger as its general counsel.

Dealmaker of the Week: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Matthew Salerno

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Salerno led the Cleary team advising on medical device maker Medtronic Inc.'s $42.9 billion purchase of Dublin-based Covidien—a deal that will reincorporate the combined company in Ireland.

Argentina Ready to Settle With Debtors, Attorney Says

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Amid warnings that the Argentinian government was planning to evade a U.S. judge's orders and freeze out distressed debt holders, an attorney for the South American nation assured a federal court Wednesday that the country was willing to negotiate.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

In the latest, and perhaps largest, example of a U.S. company ditching its borders, medical device maker Medtronic Inc. announced Sunday it would purchase Dublin-based Covidien in a $42.9 billion deal that would move the combined company to Ireland. Also, Priceline Group said Friday it has agreed to buy online restaurant-reservation service OpenTable.com for $2.6 billion in cash.

Ropes Defeats Keurig Green Mountain Securities Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a win that Ropes & Gray won for Keurig last year in Vermont, leaving the company free to fight other litigation battles related to its single-serving coffee brewers.

Gilbert + Tobin on TPG-led Aussie Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 16, 2014

A consortium led by the U.S. private equity giant is buying the property services unit of Australian engineering company UGL for $1.1 billion.

Withers Adds Hong Kong Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 16, 2014

Matthew Egerton-Warburton is joining the British private client boutique from King & Wood Mallesons, where he was a counsel.

Medtronic Heads to Ireland with $42.9 Billion Covidien Buy

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A handful of Am Law firms with expertise in corporate inversions are advising as medical device maker Medtronic lowers its tax obligations by reincorporating in Ireland through its acquisition of Covidien.

Damages for Gay-Conversion Therapy Can Include Remedial Treatment Costs

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Plaintiffs suing gay-to-straight conversion therapy providers under New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act can recover not only the cost of the therapy but the money they spend on further therapy to undo the harm it allegedly caused, a state judge rules.

Three Firms Help Henkel Clean Up in French Detergent Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Clifford Chance, Cleary Gottlieb and White & Case advise the German household products company's buy of Spotless Group for about $1.3 billion.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

Big Duty-Free Deal Pulls in Legal Squadron

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Enough lawyers to fill an airport terminal are advising on the $1.7 billion sale of Nuance Group to Swiss travel retail rival Dufry AG, owner of U.S. newsstand chain Hudson News.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

Akin Ties Abound as Forstmann Sells Off Last Major Asset

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Four firms are advising on the $1.85 billion sale of 24 Hour Fitness by Forstmann Little & Co., the private equity firm that has been liquidating its portfolio following the November 2011 death of cofounder Ted Forstmann.

International Firms Flock to Mexico

Susan Beck : Global Lawyer News : January 31, 2014

Sweeping pro-business reforms in the energy and telecom sectors, and in tax, labor and competition laws have created vast opportunities, firms say.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Novartis / Glaxo / Eli Lilly; TIAA-CREF / Nuveen; Mallinckrodt / Questcor; Blackstone / Gates

Valeant Makes Skin Care Licensing Deal Amid Allergan Offer

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Six Am Law 100 firms are advising as Valeant sells the licensing rights to several skin care products to Nestle for $1.4 billion as it ups its unsolicited bid for Botox maker Allergan.

Am Law Trio Leads on Warburg's Plane Parts Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Cleary, Sutherland Asbill and Gibson Dunn advise as Odyssey Investment Partners sells Wencor Group to Warburg Pincus.

Asia Deal Digest: May 22, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 22, 2014

* Allen & Overy guides India's Bharti Airtel on a $2 billion bond issue* Skadden and Davis Polk lead on $1.3 billion Tencent investment in JD.com* Milbank and Latham on a $1.17 billion Indonesian geothermal plant financing

New Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

At least a dozen firms are advising on telecommunications giant AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV. Also, Darden Restaurants has agreed to sell Red Lobster to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion in cash.

Law Firm, ACLU Sues Insurer for Sandy Damage Claims

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A condominium association whose members include Sullivan & Cromwell and the ACLU is suing four insurance companies for $25.9 million in damages from Superstorm Sandy.

Recent NY Decisions Discuss Forum-Related Doctrine

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 21, 2014

The recent dismissal of a $30 million lawsuit between foreign entities for the reason that New York is an inconvenient forum is the latest sign that New York courts are solidifying their stance towards a doctrine that's playing an increasingly important role in litigation arising from global financial transactions, practitioners say.

Mark Bagnall Leads White & Case Team In $3.7 Billion Share Offering

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 20, 2014

Mark Bagnall headed a White & Case team representing Brazil's largest telecommunications carrier in financing a merger with Portugal Telecom.

Clifford Chance and Cleary Lead on Abbott Labs Pharma Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Abbott turned to Clifford Chance on its buy of a controlling stake in Chilean drugmaker CFR Pharmaceuticals, with Cleary advising CFR.

Dozen Firms Tune In for AT&T's $48.5 Billion DirecTV Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In a deal likely to face major regulatory scrutiny, a telecommunications giant aims to absorb the nation's largest satellite television operator.

Cleary Helps Deutsche Bank Raise $11 Billion

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

The German banking giant has retained Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton to advise on its plans to raise new capital, in part by selling 60 million shares to an investment firm linked to Qatar's royal family.

Goodwin Procter Adds Two Partners in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 16, 2014

Christopher Yu and Andrew Yang were previously associates at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, respectively.

The Churn: Patton, Squire Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs add lawyers as their merger talks move toward a resolution, Troutman opens in Charlotte and bankruptcy boutiques get busy.

Which German Cities Are Best—or Worst—for Law Firms?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The answer depends on your firm's strategy, strongest practice areas and client base.

Davis Polk, Cleary Seek to Take Citizens Bank Public

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland has filed papers seeking to spin off its U.S. arm Citizens Financial Group—owner of Citizens Bank—in an initial public offering that could raise $4.6 billion.

Disclaimers Do Not Shield CDO Sellers From Liability, Panel Says

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Justice Dianne Renwick, writing for the First Department panel, acknowledged that disclaimers such as the ones in the CDO deals at issue often bar fraud claims. "But there is a limit to the efficacy of those disclaimers, as this case aptly demonstrates," she said.

Disclaimers Do Not Shield CDO Sellers From Liability, Panel Says

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Justice Dianne Renwick, writing for the First Department panel, acknowledged that disclaimers such as the ones in the CDO deals at issue often bar fraud claims. "But there is a limit to the efficacy of those disclaimers, as this case aptly demonstrates," she said.

Bayer Pays $14B for Merck Brands

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Mergers and acquisitions from around the state, including Merck's $14 billion sale of its consumer care line, including the Dr. Scholl's and Claritin brands, to Bayer AG.

New Deals

Brian Baxter and The Associated Press : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

In the latest large M&A deal in the pharmaceutical sector, at least eight firms are advising on the $14.2 billion sale of Merck & Co.'s consumer care business to German drug giant Bayer AG.

Four Firms Lead on Bayer's Big Merck Carve-Out

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

In the latest large pharmaceutical industry deal, Covington, Fried Frank, Morgan Lewis and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on a $14.2 billion transaction between Merck and German drug giant Bayer.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

The healthcare industry continues to dominate the M&A market with the announcement last week that Zimmer Holdings has agreed to acquire rival medical device specialist Biomet Inc. The cash-and-stock deal is worth $13.35 billion. Also, six major firms have tuned in for the latest episode in Comcast's dramatic $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Asia Deal Digest: May 1, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2014

* King & Wood Mallesons advises consortium on $6.6 billion purchase of Queensland Motorways in Australia * Allen & Gledhill on Singaporean developer CapitaLand's $2.4 billion buyout of its shopping malls arm* Cleary Gottlieb advises state-owned Industrial Bank of Korea on an equity listing in Luxembourg

Judge Dismisses Suit Filed by Madoff Investor Group

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Investors who put their money in a fund that invested heavily with Bernard Madoff cannot get damages from the administrator of the fund, Bank of New York Mellon, a Manhattan commercial division judge has ruled, dismissing a suit filed by a group of law firms on behalf of a class of investors.

Judge Dismisses Suit Filed by Investors in Madoff Feeder Fund

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Investors who put their money in a fund that invested heavily with Bernard Madoff cannot get damages from the administrator of the fund, Bank of New York Mellon, a Manhattan commercial division judge has ruled, dismissing a suit filed by a group of law firms on behalf of a class of investors.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

Firms Feast on Yet Another Health Care Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings has agreed to pay $13.35 billion to acquire rival Biomet Inc.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hogan Lovells are helping Novartis undergo a massive restructuring involving a series of transactions worth more than $20 billion. Also, Post Holdings, maker of cereal and other dry goods, confirmed last week that it has agreed to buy Michael Foods from its private equity owners for $2.45 billion.

Asia Deal Digest: April 24, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

* Herbert Smith Freehills and Freshfields lead on state-owned company's acquisition of Hess Oil assets in Thailand* Cleary, O'Melveny and Kirkland on a Chinese IT company's $332 million take-private* Willkie Farr guides a U.S. VC fund on a $250 million investment Down Under

Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily looks at Am Law 100 firms reaping fees for new listings, which have soared in recent years.

M&A Lawyers Line Up for Major Pharma Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Valeant launched a $45.7 billion hostile takeover bid for Botox-maker Allergan, while Novartis announced a series of transactions with GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly.

Justices Dubious of Argentina's Immunity Claim in Creditors' Suit

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 21, 2014

Nobody cried for Argentina on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court considered that nation's assertion that it should be shielded from the search for assets to pay off creditors in the wake of its 2001 default.

Cleary, Shearman on $1.6 Billion Ventilation Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

The Am Law 100 firms are advising on CPPIB's sale of an air distribution company to Johnson Controls.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

Next Step for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Two federal appellate courts are poised to decide the constitutionality of three state bans against same-sex marriage and move the fundamental question closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

Dealmakers of the Year: Francesca Odell, Cleary

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Petrobras, Brazil's state-controlled oil and gas company was planning a record-breaking offering, and it likes to work fast. So it called Odell.

Saudi Arabia Ruled Proper Forum for Foreign Bank Dispute

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

The reality of the modern financial world is that most significant financial transactions must pass through New York in some way, and New York courts are not obligated to entertain every fraud case arising from them, the Court of Appeals said in dismissing a suit on forum non conveniens grounds.

Saudi Arabia Ruled Proper Forum for Foreign Bank Dispute

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The reality of the modern financial world is that most significant financial transactions must pass through New York in some way, and New York courts are not obligated to entertain every fraud case arising from them, the Court of Appeals said in dismissing a suit on forum non conveniens grounds.

Lawyers Line Up for European M&A Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

A host of lawyers land roles on three major European transactions, led by the $23 billion sale of Vivendi's French mobile phone unit to Luxembourg-based cable operator Altice. Meanwhile, the world's two largest cement-makers, Paris-based Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim, will merge to create a company with more than $44 billion in combined annual sales, and Sweden's Alfa Laval will pay $2.2 billion in cash to acquire Norwegian pump-maker Frank Mohn.

Three Partners Join Zhong Lun in Shanghai

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The trio includes former King & Wood Mallesons and Morrison & Foerster partner Edward Li.

Taking the Wheel

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Halliburton's new general counsel, a former Big Law litigation chief, now tries to steer clear; and other Moves.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Cover Story: Dealmakers of the Year 2014

: The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Comcast/Time Warner Cable; Actavis / Forest Labs; Facebook / WhatsApp; Santander Consumer USA IPO; Carlyle / J&J Diagnostics Unit

Big Firms Hitch Ride on River of U.S., Global IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Wilson Sonsini, Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West and Cooley are among the Am Law 100 firms reaping the benefits of a surge in activity on the initial public offering front so far this year. And with the IPO pipeline packed, more large firms are poised to help corporate clients tap the capital markets.

Gay-Friendly Policies Can Help Law Firms, Advocates Say

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A work environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers is not only fundamentally fair, it can boost the bottom line. That was the message of Out in Law, a daylong event at New York University School of Law this month.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Big Deals/Litigation: Baxter International Inc.

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Baxter International Inc.'s in-house team capitalized on its story-telling talent to win approval of last year's $3.9 billion acquisition involving complicated medical technology to treat kidney disease.

Study Advocates Immediate Reform for Ethics Watchdog

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Albany's chief ethics watchdog commission has failed to fulfill its primary mission—to stem corruption by public officials and restore New Yorkers' trust in government, according to a study released Friday.

Treehouse Sets Off Flurry of Suits Against Keurig

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

Following in Treehouse Food's footsteps, Grant & Eisenhofer has sued Keurig Green Mountain, accusing the single-serve coffee brewer of scheming to monopolize the market. Several others, including McKool Smith and Motley Rice, have filed similar suits in recent days.

Who Will be Star Witnesses If Dewey Case Goes to Trial?

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Prosecutors will need more than damning emails to secure convictions of the four men accused of engineering a massive accounting fraud that helped hasten Dewey & LeBoeuf's collapse.

The Asian Lawyer All-Star Awards

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

On March 5, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, The Asian Lawyer presented its inaugural All-Star Awards. We sought to do something different, recognizing excellence in advising key industries rather than simply honoring the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year (though we took those into account too). We also said we would be publishing the reasons for the decisions that we made. And so here we do exactly that, category by category.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Suntory/Beam; Google/Nest Labs; Lenovo/IBM low-power server business/Motorola Mobility

Bird & Bird Enters Korea Alliance

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

The U.K. firm has signed a nonexclusive agreement with 95-lawyer Hwang Mok Park.

Law Firms Back Narrow Right of Court Access in Delaware Appeal

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

Two dozen major law firms came together on Monday to send an unlikely message to the U.S. Supreme Court: It's time to clamp down on open access to government.

Asia Deal Digest: February 20, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

* Weil and MoFo on Chinese consortium's $2.5 billion logistics investment* Clifford Chance advising China's Dongfeng Motor Group on a proposed $1.1 billion investment in French automaker Peugeot* Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker & McKenzie on $1.37 billion Aussie utility deal

Hotels, Travel Sites Beat Price-Fixing Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that hotel chains and online travel companies conspired to fix the price of rooms booked online, handing a big win to a brigade of defense firms.

Asia Deal Digest: February 13, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

* Singapore's Puma Energy turns to Cleary for a $750 million notes issue in Luxembourg* Skadden advises Chinese SOE on Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise acquisition* Maddocks and Stikeman Elliott on the $479 million acquisition of an Aussie dairy products company

HSBC Doubles Down in the Legal Department

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

The banking giant names a co-GC to supervise its litigation and compliance efforts.

Canadian Quartet Help Grupo Bimbo Grow Up North

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

The Canadian legal market has been roiling lately following the sudden collapse of national firm Heenan Blaikie, raising concerns about a slowdown in deal work north of the border. But Mexican baking giant Grupo Bimbo perhaps put to rest some of those fears Wednesday, announcing its nearly $1.7 billion buy of Canada Bread from Maple Leaf Foods, a deal that has yielded roles for four of Canada's largest firms.

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

Court Officers in Stanford, Madoff Cases Ask Supremes for Standing to Sue on Behalf of Creditors

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Bernie Madoff and R. Allen Stanford are behind bars and out of the headlines. But lawyers tasked with cleaning up their messes hope the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a critical issue: Do federally appointed court officers have standing to sue on behalf of creditors to recover their money?

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Fee-ding frenzy … Niro's near miss … The gifts of Google

MasterCard Promotes Tim Murphy to General Counsel

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

MasterCard Inc. announced that it is promoting Tim Murphy to general counsel and chief franchise officer, effective at the start of April.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

World-Wide Work

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Ernesto Garcia's job spans the globe. He's the vice president-legal, general counsel and corporate secretary for BBVA Bancomer USA Inc., which provides cross-border money transactions.

Reverse Commute

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

New Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Two years after the collapse of its attempted takeover of rival Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta Materials said Tuesday it will pay $2.7 billion to acquire Dallas-based cement-maker Texas Industries. Also, China's Lenovo Group has agreed to acquire the IBM's low-end server division for $2.3 billion.

Asia Deal Digest: January 30, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 30, 2014

* Stephenson Harwood guides a Vietnamese budget airline in for a $9 billion jet order* Weil advises Lenovo and Cleary guides Google on their $2.9 billion smartphone deal* Cleary has its turn acting for Lenovo on its $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's low-end server business

With Cleary on Board, Google Makes More Big Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

A week after representing Lenovo in connection with its acquisition of an IBM server unit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Google on its $3 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to the world's largest computer maker. The firm has also grabbed a role in Google's largest-ever European deal, handling the company's $400 million purchase of an artificial intelligence start-up earlier this week.

Weil on Lenovo's $2.9 Billion Motorola Mobility Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 29, 2014

The Chinese computer company is planning to buy the smartphone maker from Google, which acquired it in 2011 for $12.5 billion.

Simpson, Wachtell Advise on Big LatAm Banking Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brazil's Itau Unibanco, Latin America's largest bank in market value terms, has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for counsel on its $2.85 billion cash-and-stock bid for control of CorpBanca. The target, Chile's fifth-largest bank, has retained the services of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. A trio of South American firms are also working on the deal.