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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 450
  • Gross Revenues: $458,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,020,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,635,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is a New York-based law firm. The firm ranked 60th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings with gross revenue of $471,500,000 in 2010. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms based on size, Fried, Frank is the 81st largest law firm in the United States with 485 attorneys and multiple offices worldwide. On the 2011 Global 100 survey of firms worldwide, Fried Frank ranked as the 69th highest-grossing law firm. The firm's practice includes securities regulation; mergers and acquisitions; antitrust; bankruptcy and restructuring; real estate; white-collar crime; and technology law. In addition to its New York headquarters, Fried, Frank has offices in Washington, D.C., London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 66 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 66 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 95 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 42 -10 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 21 -12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 102 21 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 101 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 74 -25 Summer programs

In the News

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

BNY Mellon, a corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, will be moving its world headquarters to Brookfield Place from 1 Wall St. Also, boutique law firms Katz Melinger and W.R. Samuels Law have combined forces at 280 Madison Ave.

Bingham Headlines Latest Round of Merger Rumblings

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

After a spate of lateral departures following a tough financial year in 2013, Bingham McCutchen has reportedly sounded out several Am Law 100 firms for potential tie-up talks, which come at a record-setting time for law firm mergers.

Clinton Docs Reveal Concerns About Court Nominees

Marcia Coyle, Tony Mauro and Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Clinton White House documents released on Friday predicted a "vicious attack" against the possible nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Clinton Docs Reveal Concerns About Court Nominees

Marcia Coyle, Tony Mauro and Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Clinton White House documents released on Friday predicted a "vicious attack" against the possible nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Am Law Duo Leads on Onex's Insurance Business Boost

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson advised on the deal, in which a group of investors led by Onex will pay $1.33 billion to acquire York Risk Services from ABRY Partners.

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.

With Workload Up, SEC Expands Administrative Law Unit

Jamille Sutton : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The agency brings on two new judges and three additional lawyers.

Can't Buy Them Love

Katelyn Polantz : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Washington firms were far behind the richest firms in profits per partner.

White House Touts Law Firm Pro Bono Work

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 30, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden expressed his support for law firm pro bono programs during a meeting this month with representatives from more than a dozen firms.

Vinson & Elkins Rolls Up Sleeves on $2.86 Billion Merger of Oil Field Services Businesses

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2014

On June 25, C&J announced a definitive agreement for the merger of the oil field services businesses.

LSEG's Big Russell Buy a First for Kirkland

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

The London Stock Exchange Group, one of the oldest and largest stock exchanges in Europe, has tapped Kirkland & Ellis and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to advise on its $2.7 billion acquisition of the Russell 2000 stock index from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Skadden and Debevoise & Plimpton are also advising on the purchase, the largest transaction in LSEG's history.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

RXR Realty has closed on the deal to acquire 61 Broadway for $330 million, after being in contract for about two months. Also, Delshah Capital has purchased an office building at 221 W. 17th St. for $26.4 million.

Vedder Price Office Manager Charged With Embezzlement

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Prosecutors say the Chicago firm fell victim to a decades-long false billing scheme run by Patricia Lapinski, who worked for Vedder Price for more than 30 years.

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.

Net Losses Outweigh Gains at Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey. Hiring is up, however, among regional and out-of-state firms.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Wells Fargo on the Hook in Mortgage Suit, D.C. Circuit Says

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Wells Fargo Bank struck out in an attempt to avoid liability in a pending federal mortgage fraud suit, failing to convince an appeals court that a prior settlement with the feds got the bank off the hook.

Wells Fargo on the Hook in Mortgage Suit, D.C. Circuit Says

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Wells Fargo Bank struck out in an attempt to avoid liability in a pending federal mortgage fraud suit, failing to convince an appeals court that a prior settlement with the feds got the bank off the hook.

Hughes Hubbard, S&C Advise on Merck's Idenix Buy

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Moving to expand its product offerings aimed at treating hepatitis C, pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to buy Cambridge, Ma.-based Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $3.85 billion.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Ventas said on Monday that it will acquire American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $2.6 billion. Also, four firms have landed roles in connection with the sale of 24 Hour Fitness by Forstmann Little & Co., the New York-based buyout shop that has been liquidating its portfolio following the November 2011 death of its cofounder.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

With a focus on growth and new opportunities, KiDS, a creative branding ad agency, has signed a 15-year lease at One World Trade Center. Also, New York University Hospitals Center has acquired SL Green Realty Corp.'s leasehold interest in 673 Third Ave. for $145 million.

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.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs Fallout, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Apple Revives Push to Shed Goodwin Partner as Watchdog

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

The company tries (again) to get rid of its court-appointed antitrust monitor.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Sean Hayes and Edward Ughetta have joined Nixon Peabody's private equity team.

Meet the GC: Shyam K. Reddy of Euramax International

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Shyam K. Reddy is the chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Euramax International Inc.,

The Churn: Houston Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Jones Day makes high-profile hires at the center of Texas' booming energy market in our latest roundup of moves across The Am Law 200.

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.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Ballard Spahr Bulks Up in Delaware, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Ballard Spahr snags a leading litigator from the First State, Reed Smith hires Fried Frank's energy head and other lateral moves from around The Am Law 200.

Am Law Duo Put to Bed $1.3 Billion Hotel Venture

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

Wachtell and Schulte Roth are advising on the sale of a portfolio of hotel properties by Chatham Lodging Trust and Cerberus Capital Management to a new joint venture led by Chatham and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Seven firms announce new hires, outsourcing firm EXL has appointed Nancy Saltzman as general counsel and company secretary, and Fordham Law School has appointed Nestor Davidson as associate dean for academic affairs.

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.

Fee Tracker: Bridgegate, Detroit and Apple

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Gibson Dunn's Christie tab grows, Jones Day revs it up in Motown and filings by Goodwin Procter and Fried Frank hint at the Apple e-book fight's high cost.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : January 06, 2014

After jumping 4.2 percent in 2012, average profits per partner growth for The Am Law 100 in 2013 was essentially flat, increasing just 0.2 percent.

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.

D.C. Law Firms Lag Behind the 'Super Rich' from New York

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The top Washington law firms remained clustered far behind the nation's richest firms last year, according to The American Lawyer.

New York Firms Increase Profits, Reducing Size

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Many large New York law firms grew their revenue and profits last year, continuing to pull ahead of the national pack when it comes to financial indicators.

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.

'Grimm' Outlook for Continuing Conspiracy Prosecutions?

Steven Witzel : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

In his Corporate Crime column, Steven Witzel, a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, writes: If sustained, the decision in 'United States v. Grimm' may significantly limit the government's ability to prosecute otherwise time-barred actions and provides defendants with new grounds to assert statute of limitations defenses.

Am Law 100 Firms Lead on Pepco Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Kirkland is advising utility operator Exelon on its $6.8 billion purchase of Pepco, which has turned to S&C and Covington.

Fried Frank: Roaring Back After a Blow

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

The New York firm posts The Am Law 100's biggest increase in profits per partner.

Am Law 100 Firms Tune In for Comcast Deal With Charter

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Kirkland, Wachtell, Davis Polk, Willkie Farr, Fried Frank and Simpson Thacher advise on Comcast's deal to transfer 1.4 million cable subscribers to Charter.

Davis Polk: A Bullish Year, a Big Payday

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Deals work, big litigations drive double-digit profit growth.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Albertsons / Safeway; Men's Wearhouse / Jos. A. Bank; Media General / LIN; Energy XXI / EPL Oil & Gas

Five Am Law Firms Advise on Forest Labs M&A Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Forest Laboratories is paying $1.46 billion for Furiex Pharmaceuticals while also selling Furiex's royalties on two products to Royalty Pharma for $415 million.

The 2014 Am Law 100: The Super Rich Get Richer

: The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's top-grossing law firms.

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.

D.C. Federal Judges Honor Law Firm Pro Bono Service

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Federal judges in Washington gathered Wednesday to honor 30 law firms where at least 40 percent of all lawyers performed at least 50 hours of pro bono service last year.

The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Among those switching firms in our latest roundup: a new cochair for Gibson Dunn's life sciences practice.

Midsized Real Estate Firm to Offer Big Law Salaries

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

Duval & Stachenfeld, a 66-attorney real estate firm, is more than doubling its salary for starting associates to $175,000—above the large law firm standard—to compete with its rivals in attracting and retaining top talent.

Building 'Collaborative Intelligence' in a Challenging Legal Market

Alison Nina Bernard and Niki Kopsidas : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Alison Nina Bernard, the director of corporate practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and Niki Kopsidas who oversees firm-wide lateral partner hiring and integration at Blank Rome, write: In today's highly competitive legal market, an attorney needs a high level of Collaborative Intelligence to help clients meet their strategic business goals, and law firms and other legal organizations need to foster a culture where knowledge and expertise are shared openly and effectively.

Hurricane Crosses Jordan: Wrongfully Accused Fighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Entered the Ring on Behalf of the Convicted

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2014

Back in 2003, Texas Lawyer senior reporter John Council met Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in 2003 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's John Minor Wisdom Courthouse.

Law Schools

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Experiential Learning: Practice Makes Perfect" "Theory Makes Successful Lawyering Possible," "Alternative Career Tracks Are Innovative and Necessary," "Building 'Collaborative Intelligence' in a Challenging Legal Market" and "Recalculating Goals to Move Forward."

Lawyers Whip Up Big Breakfast Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Fried Frank is representing Michael Foods on its sale to cereal-maker Post Holdings.

Private Equity Giants Tap Kirkland for Two Big Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

The firm is advising Blackstone on its Ipreo Holdings buy and Madison Dearborn on its sale of Nuveen Investments.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Disclosing 'Trends' in Securities Offerings: Lessons From 'Facebook,'" "'Daubert' Challenges at the Class Certification Stage: Another Hurdle," "The Not So 'Common' Interest Privilege Applied to M&A Deals" and "Avoiding Attorney Fee Claim Litigation."

Disclosing 'Trends' in Securities Offerings: Lessons From 'Facebook'

Gregg L. Weiner and Israel David : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Gregg L. Weiner and Israel David of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson write: 'Facebook' provides some important lessons concerning disclosures of a "trend" identified intra-quarter that has not yet materially affected revenues, sales, or income, but which arguably should be disclosed because such a trend is "reasonably expected" to have a material effect.

Asia Deal Digest: April 10, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

* Shearman and Davis Polk on $3.2 billion merger of Indian generic drug makers* Linklaters and Gilbert + Tobin advising a South African retailer on its $2 billion bid for Australia's David Jones department stores* Chinese state food giant COFCO turns to Clifford Chance for Hong Kong grain trading acquisition

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Privately-held Swiss trading house Mercuria Energy Group has agreed to buy JPMorgan Chase's physical commodities trading unit in a deal worth $3.5 billion. Also, Media General announced Friday that it has agreed to acquire LIN Media LLC in a $1.6 billion cash-and-stock deal that, if completed, will create the second-largest local television broadcasting company in the country.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Relocating downtown, Revlon Inc. will be moving its corporate offices to One New York Plaza from 237 Park Ave. Also, Sherwood Equities Inc. has signed two new five-year leases with tech companies Travel Tripper and Virtusa Corporation at 370 Lexington Ave.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Norberto Quintana joins Holland & Knight's financial-services practice as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Am Law Quartet Tune In for Big Local TV Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Media General has turned to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson for counsel on its proposed acquisition of LIN Media LLC, which has retained Covington & Burling and Weil, Gotshal & Manges to advise on the $1.6 billion cash-and-stock deal. Paul Hastings, meanwhile, is working on arranging the financing for the transaction, which will create the nation's second-largest local television broadcasting company.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

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

In the latest insider trading probe to touch an Am Law 100 firm, the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in New Jersey have charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme that involves some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

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

The SEC and federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme involving some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

GC of Novelis Inc. Manages a Worldwide Team

Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 19, 2014

Les Parrette is senior vice president, general counsel and compliance officer for Novelis Inc., a world leader in rolled aluminum products and aluminum recycling.

InVivo Hires a Pharma Pro as General Counsel

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

The medical device maker's new hire has extensive European credentials as well.

Three Firms Assist on $1.05 Billion Nursing Home Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Fried Frank is advising NorthStar Realty Finance Corporation on its acquisition of a portfolio of 80 nursing home properties from investment firms Formation Capital and Safanad. Gibson Dunn is representing Safanad on the deal and Skadden is advising Formation Capital, which will continue to control a portion of the portfolio in a joint venture with NorthStar.

Dentons Adds Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

Wei Guangqin was previously a special counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson specializing in corporate finance and capital markets.

Fried Frank Announces Partner, Counsel Moves

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Five lawyers at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson have been promoted to partner effective March 1.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Fried Frank, a Strong Year Ahead of Leadership Change

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Fried, Frank, Harris & Jacobson's Valerie Ford Jacob said Wednesday she is stepping down from her position as cochair on the heels of a year that saw the firm rebound from a shaky 2012 by recording increased revenue and its highest-ever profits per equity partner, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Mineral Company Taps Cravath for Big M&A Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore is advising Minerals Technologies on its $1.74 billion acquisition of Amcol International, which is being advised by Kirkland & Ellis. The offer by Minerals Technologies topped a rival bid made last month by French specialty materials maker Imerys and its lawyers from Skadden and Fried Frank.

The Churn: Kaye Scholer Adds Cybersecurity Expert, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Kaye Scholer creates a new global cybersecurity and privacy group in connection with a recent hire; Dentons makes a series of additions in Washington, D.C., and several lawyers leave Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits Spike at Davis Polk

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Davis Polk & Wardwell saw its profits per partner surge 22.5 percent last year, to $2.94 million, while the firm's gross revenue rose a more modest 5.4 percent, to $975 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Cover Story: In Search of the Downturn's Laid-Off Associates

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Some are at smaller firms, and some left the law altogether: Stories of six of the recession's survivors.

Meaning and Enforceability of 'Best Efforts' Provisions

Gregg L. Weiner and Joshua D. Roth : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Gregg L. Weiner and Joshua D. Roth of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson examine the murky area of New York law surrounding contractual best effort provisions.

Start-Up Mode

: The American Lawyer : January 26, 2014

After leaving it all behind for awhile, Sara Pak begins another chapter.

Senate Confirms Two for Northern District Judgeships

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Beth Labson Freeman and James Donato will fill seats vacated by judges Jeremy Fogel and James Ware.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

One month after Time Warner Cable rejected a takeover bid as "grossly inadequate," the nation's second-largest cable company has attracted a better offer. Also, generic drug maker Actavis has said it will buy Forest Laboratories.

Latham, Wachtell Lead on $25 Billion Actavis-Forest Labs Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Dublin-based generic drug maker Actavis is buying Forest Laboratories in a $25 billion cash-and-stock deal that increases Actavis' access to specialty drugs. Latham is advising longtime client Actavis on the deal, while Forest has turned to Wachtell. Other firms working on the deal include Skadden, which is counseling Actavis on antitrust issues, as well as Fried Frank and Simpson Thacher, which are representing financial advisers Greenhill & Co. and J.P. Morgan, respectively.

Kirkland, Skadden Carve Out $1.6 Billion Minerals Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Paris-based specialty materials company Imerys is buying U.S. company Amcol International, which specializes in specialty minerals and chemicals. Kirkland is advising Amcol on its sale, while Skadden is representing Imerys.

Latham Lands Roles on Two Deals Totaling $3.2 Billion

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins is advising longtime private equity client The Carlyle Group on its $1.9 billion sale of Veyance Technologies to German tire and auto parts maker Continental AG, and Cadence Pharmaceuticals on its $1.3 billion sale to Ireland's Mallinckrodt. A half-dozen other Am Law 100 and foreign firms are also working on the transactions.

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.

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.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The law firms of Goldberg Segalla and Moritt Hock & Hamroff have expanded their offices at The Treeline Companies' Garden City Plaza complex in Long Island. Also, Google Inc. has added 17,658 square feet to its New York City headquarters in Chelsea Market.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

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.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

King & Spalding Lures Fried Frank Defense Lawyers

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

William Johnson and Dixie Johnson, two leaders of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson's white-collar defense and securities enforcement practice, are leaving to join King & Spalding.

Firms Line Up for Liberty's $9.4 Billion Ziggo Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Liberty Global, the media giant run by billionaire John Malone, has agreed to pay roughly $9.4 billion to buy the 71.5 percent stake in Dutch cable provider Ziggo it does not already own. Allen & Overy and Ropes & Gray are advising Liberty on the acquisition, Freshfields is acting as Ziggo's lead counsel, Shearman & Sterling is representing Ziggo on financing aspects and a pair of Dutch firms are also playing roles in the matter.