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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 854
  • Gross Revenues: $934,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,620,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has 854 attorneys and is the 34th largest firm in the United States.  With $934,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison ranked as the 35th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, DE, London, NY, Ontario and Paris.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 28 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 34 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 19 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 46 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 21 -7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 46 -19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 101 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Madoff Son Was Under Investigation Until His Death

Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : September 30, 2014

Bernard Madoff's last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives on.

Two Lawyers Are New Among Forbes 400 Richest Americans

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

Welcome, Vincent Viola and Mark Walter. Another lawyer slips off the exclusive list. But don't worry—Leon Charney is still a billionaire.

Pet-Food Advertising Claims May Be Consolidated

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

A federal panel of judges will hear oral arguments on Thursday about whether to coordinate at least nine class actions filed by consumers of Blue Buffalo pet products.

Shook Hardy Passes ISO 27001 Audit

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 29, 2014

After 18 months of working toward ISO 27001 certification, Shook Hardy passed the test.

Am Law Trio Tapped for Encana's $5.3 Billion Energy Deal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : September 29, 2014

Canada's Encana Corp. has turned to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Vinson & Elkins and Canadian firm Blakes, Cassels & Graydon for legal advice on its acquisition of Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc. Latham & Watkins is representing Athlon.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesians suing Exxon Mobil over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled Wednesday.

Am Law 100 Firms Toast Beer, Aluminum Deals in Russia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Despite worries over Western sanctions, a trio of Am Law 100 firms sidled up for the $700 million sale of Pabst Brewing Co. to Russia's Oasis Beverages, while Russian veteran Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised aluminum giant United Company Rusal on its recent $5.15 billion debt restructuring.

Norton Rose, Ex-Crowell & Moring Partner Enter NFL's Ray Rice Saga

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Richard Smith, head of regulatory and government investigations at Norton Rose Fulbright, has been hired by the National Football League Players Association for its investigation of the league's indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who himself has retained former Crowell & Moring litigation partner Peter Ginsberg.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesian citizens suing Exxon Mobil Corp. over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Wednesday.

INADMISSIBLE: Denied Appointment, Adegbile Joins Wilmer

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Civil rights advocate Debo Adegbile is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a litigator in the New York office, the firm said last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 19, 2014

Nixon Peabody's John Foote, who specializes in antitrust defense, recently wrapped up his first plaintiff's case for Kodak.

SEC Settles With Controller in Dewey LeBoeuf Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 18, 2014

Southern District Judge Valerie Caproni has approved a partial settlement between the SEC and Dewey & LeBoeuf's former controller, Thomas Mullikin.

Jones Day, Fenwick, Paul Weiss Get Call on SAP's $8.3 Billion Deal for Concur

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Fenwick & West partner Douglas Cogen in San Francisco led the deal team for Concur, a developer of travel and expense management software.

Jones Day Continues Deal Spree with SAP's Concur Buy

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

German software giant SAP has turned to Jones Day and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for its $8.3 billion acquisition of enterprise software company Concur Technologies. The deal is one of a handful of major software transactions announced so far this month and third major M&A mandate in a week for Jones Day.

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Civil Rights Advocate Debo Adegbile Joins Wilmer

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : September 15, 2014

Debo Adegbile, whose nomination to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked in the Senate, joins Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. The U.S. Supreme Court advocate and former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund acting president will work in Wilmer's New York office.

Circuit Upholds Restitution by Ex-Duane Reade CEO

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 12, 2014

Clarifying the law on restitution, the Second Circuit said Anthony Cuti must reimburse his former company for employees' legal fees incurred during the fraud investigation that landed him in prison and pay restitution to the hedge fund that bought Duane Reade as a "non-victim."

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has agreed to purchase privately held Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. Also, Amazon.com has announced that it would acquire video game streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. in a $970 million cash deal.

Hearing Ordered on German Limitations Period in $362M RMBS Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 11, 2014

Disagreement among experts over how to apply German law in a $362 million residential mortgage-backed securities case has prompted Commercial Division Justice Charles Ramos to delay ruling on Citigroup's motion to dismiss until a hearing is held.

Internet Free Speech Case to Highlight OAD Fundraiser

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : September 10, 2014

An Internet free speech case will be debated at a mock trial at this year's Office of the Appellate Defender's First Monday in October event.

EC Antitrust Chief May Seek New Concessions from Google

Jan Wolfe : Global Lawyer News : September 08, 2014

As opposition to Google's settlement with the European Commission rises, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia says he will revisit the agreement struck in February.

Experts Weigh Benefits to Cuomo of Graffeo Reappointment

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo seize the chance to return the Court of Appeals to Democratic control, even if it means denying reappointment to a widely respected Republican judge?

Candidates in Brief

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

The state Commission on Judicial Nomination has presented Gov. Andrew Cuomo with seven candidates for the Court of Appeals position that becomes vacant when Senior Associate Judge Victoria Graffeo's term expires at the end of November. The candidates are:

Seven Names Sent to Cuomo for Court of Appeals Seat

Joel Stashenko and John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 04, 2014

Seven candidates, including the incumbent Judge Victoria Graffeo, are on a list of names released Wednesday from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select one nominee for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals.

Am Law Trio Smooths Waters for Norwegian Cruise Acquisition

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2014

Weil, Paul Weiss and Cravath advised on the $3.03 billion sale of Prestige Cruises International to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings as it looks to become the next big name in luxury ocean cruises.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

As lead advisers for Burger King on its $11.4 billion tie-up with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, William Sorabella and David Feirstein helped oversee one of the most visible corporate tax inversions yet.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc. have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters north in what may be the most visible corporate tax inversion yet. Also, Roche Holding announced Monday its $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune, a suburban San Francisco-based company lung disease drug developer.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 28, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 28, 2014

*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

U.S. v. Rajaratnam; In Re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation; In re ITT Educational Services Securities Litigation; U.S. v. Citigroup

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Firm Rankings

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Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Madoff Son Was Under Investigation Until His Death

Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : September 30, 2014

Bernard Madoff's last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives on.

Two Lawyers Are New Among Forbes 400 Richest Americans

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

Welcome, Vincent Viola and Mark Walter. Another lawyer slips off the exclusive list. But don't worry—Leon Charney is still a billionaire.

Pet-Food Advertising Claims May Be Consolidated

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

A federal panel of judges will hear oral arguments on Thursday about whether to coordinate at least nine class actions filed by consumers of Blue Buffalo pet products.

Shook Hardy Passes ISO 27001 Audit

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 29, 2014

After 18 months of working toward ISO 27001 certification, Shook Hardy passed the test.

Am Law Trio Tapped for Encana's $5.3 Billion Energy Deal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : September 29, 2014

Canada's Encana Corp. has turned to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Vinson & Elkins and Canadian firm Blakes, Cassels & Graydon for legal advice on its acquisition of Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc. Latham & Watkins is representing Athlon.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesians suing Exxon Mobil over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled Wednesday.

Am Law 100 Firms Toast Beer, Aluminum Deals in Russia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Despite worries over Western sanctions, a trio of Am Law 100 firms sidled up for the $700 million sale of Pabst Brewing Co. to Russia's Oasis Beverages, while Russian veteran Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised aluminum giant United Company Rusal on its recent $5.15 billion debt restructuring.

Norton Rose, Ex-Crowell & Moring Partner Enter NFL's Ray Rice Saga

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Richard Smith, head of regulatory and government investigations at Norton Rose Fulbright, has been hired by the National Football League Players Association for its investigation of the league's indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who himself has retained former Crowell & Moring litigation partner Peter Ginsberg.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesian citizens suing Exxon Mobil Corp. over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Wednesday.

INADMISSIBLE: Denied Appointment, Adegbile Joins Wilmer

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Civil rights advocate Debo Adegbile is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a litigator in the New York office, the firm said last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 19, 2014

Nixon Peabody's John Foote, who specializes in antitrust defense, recently wrapped up his first plaintiff's case for Kodak.

SEC Settles With Controller in Dewey LeBoeuf Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 18, 2014

Southern District Judge Valerie Caproni has approved a partial settlement between the SEC and Dewey & LeBoeuf's former controller, Thomas Mullikin.

Jones Day, Fenwick, Paul Weiss Get Call on SAP's $8.3 Billion Deal for Concur

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Fenwick & West partner Douglas Cogen in San Francisco led the deal team for Concur, a developer of travel and expense management software.

Jones Day Continues Deal Spree with SAP's Concur Buy

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

German software giant SAP has turned to Jones Day and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for its $8.3 billion acquisition of enterprise software company Concur Technologies. The deal is one of a handful of major software transactions announced so far this month and third major M&A mandate in a week for Jones Day.

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Civil Rights Advocate Debo Adegbile Joins Wilmer

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : September 15, 2014

Debo Adegbile, whose nomination to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked in the Senate, joins Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. The U.S. Supreme Court advocate and former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund acting president will work in Wilmer's New York office.

Circuit Upholds Restitution by Ex-Duane Reade CEO

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 12, 2014

Clarifying the law on restitution, the Second Circuit said Anthony Cuti must reimburse his former company for employees' legal fees incurred during the fraud investigation that landed him in prison and pay restitution to the hedge fund that bought Duane Reade as a "non-victim."

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has agreed to purchase privately held Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. Also, Amazon.com has announced that it would acquire video game streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. in a $970 million cash deal.

Hearing Ordered on German Limitations Period in $362M RMBS Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 11, 2014

Disagreement among experts over how to apply German law in a $362 million residential mortgage-backed securities case has prompted Commercial Division Justice Charles Ramos to delay ruling on Citigroup's motion to dismiss until a hearing is held.

Internet Free Speech Case to Highlight OAD Fundraiser

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : September 10, 2014

An Internet free speech case will be debated at a mock trial at this year's Office of the Appellate Defender's First Monday in October event.

EC Antitrust Chief May Seek New Concessions from Google

Jan Wolfe : Global Lawyer News : September 08, 2014

As opposition to Google's settlement with the European Commission rises, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia says he will revisit the agreement struck in February.

Experts Weigh Benefits to Cuomo of Graffeo Reappointment

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo seize the chance to return the Court of Appeals to Democratic control, even if it means denying reappointment to a widely respected Republican judge?

Candidates in Brief

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

The state Commission on Judicial Nomination has presented Gov. Andrew Cuomo with seven candidates for the Court of Appeals position that becomes vacant when Senior Associate Judge Victoria Graffeo's term expires at the end of November. The candidates are:

Seven Names Sent to Cuomo for Court of Appeals Seat

Joel Stashenko and John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 04, 2014

Seven candidates, including the incumbent Judge Victoria Graffeo, are on a list of names released Wednesday from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select one nominee for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals.

Am Law Trio Smooths Waters for Norwegian Cruise Acquisition

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2014

Weil, Paul Weiss and Cravath advised on the $3.03 billion sale of Prestige Cruises International to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings as it looks to become the next big name in luxury ocean cruises.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

As lead advisers for Burger King on its $11.4 billion tie-up with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, William Sorabella and David Feirstein helped oversee one of the most visible corporate tax inversions yet.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc. have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters north in what may be the most visible corporate tax inversion yet. Also, Roche Holding announced Monday its $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune, a suburban San Francisco-based company lung disease drug developer.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 28, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 28, 2014

*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

U.S. v. Rajaratnam; In Re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation; In re ITT Educational Services Securities Litigation; U.S. v. Citigroup

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Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Madoff Son Was Under Investigation Until His Death

Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : September 30, 2014

Bernard Madoff's last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives on.

Two Lawyers Are New Among Forbes 400 Richest Americans

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

Welcome, Vincent Viola and Mark Walter. Another lawyer slips off the exclusive list. But don't worry—Leon Charney is still a billionaire.

Pet-Food Advertising Claims May Be Consolidated

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

A federal panel of judges will hear oral arguments on Thursday about whether to coordinate at least nine class actions filed by consumers of Blue Buffalo pet products.

Shook Hardy Passes ISO 27001 Audit

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 29, 2014

After 18 months of working toward ISO 27001 certification, Shook Hardy passed the test.

Am Law Trio Tapped for Encana's $5.3 Billion Energy Deal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : September 29, 2014

Canada's Encana Corp. has turned to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Vinson & Elkins and Canadian firm Blakes, Cassels & Graydon for legal advice on its acquisition of Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc. Latham & Watkins is representing Athlon.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesians suing Exxon Mobil over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled Wednesday.

Am Law 100 Firms Toast Beer, Aluminum Deals in Russia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Despite worries over Western sanctions, a trio of Am Law 100 firms sidled up for the $700 million sale of Pabst Brewing Co. to Russia's Oasis Beverages, while Russian veteran Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised aluminum giant United Company Rusal on its recent $5.15 billion debt restructuring.

Norton Rose, Ex-Crowell & Moring Partner Enter NFL's Ray Rice Saga

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Richard Smith, head of regulatory and government investigations at Norton Rose Fulbright, has been hired by the National Football League Players Association for its investigation of the league's indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who himself has retained former Crowell & Moring litigation partner Peter Ginsberg.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesian citizens suing Exxon Mobil Corp. over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Wednesday.

INADMISSIBLE: Denied Appointment, Adegbile Joins Wilmer

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Civil rights advocate Debo Adegbile is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a litigator in the New York office, the firm said last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 19, 2014

Nixon Peabody's John Foote, who specializes in antitrust defense, recently wrapped up his first plaintiff's case for Kodak.

SEC Settles With Controller in Dewey LeBoeuf Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 18, 2014

Southern District Judge Valerie Caproni has approved a partial settlement between the SEC and Dewey & LeBoeuf's former controller, Thomas Mullikin.

Jones Day, Fenwick, Paul Weiss Get Call on SAP's $8.3 Billion Deal for Concur

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Fenwick & West partner Douglas Cogen in San Francisco led the deal team for Concur, a developer of travel and expense management software.

Jones Day Continues Deal Spree with SAP's Concur Buy

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

German software giant SAP has turned to Jones Day and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for its $8.3 billion acquisition of enterprise software company Concur Technologies. The deal is one of a handful of major software transactions announced so far this month and third major M&A mandate in a week for Jones Day.

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Civil Rights Advocate Debo Adegbile Joins Wilmer

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : September 15, 2014

Debo Adegbile, whose nomination to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked in the Senate, joins Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. The U.S. Supreme Court advocate and former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund acting president will work in Wilmer's New York office.

Circuit Upholds Restitution by Ex-Duane Reade CEO

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 12, 2014

Clarifying the law on restitution, the Second Circuit said Anthony Cuti must reimburse his former company for employees' legal fees incurred during the fraud investigation that landed him in prison and pay restitution to the hedge fund that bought Duane Reade as a "non-victim."

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has agreed to purchase privately held Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. Also, Amazon.com has announced that it would acquire video game streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. in a $970 million cash deal.

Hearing Ordered on German Limitations Period in $362M RMBS Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 11, 2014

Disagreement among experts over how to apply German law in a $362 million residential mortgage-backed securities case has prompted Commercial Division Justice Charles Ramos to delay ruling on Citigroup's motion to dismiss until a hearing is held.

Internet Free Speech Case to Highlight OAD Fundraiser

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : September 10, 2014

An Internet free speech case will be debated at a mock trial at this year's Office of the Appellate Defender's First Monday in October event.

EC Antitrust Chief May Seek New Concessions from Google

Jan Wolfe : Global Lawyer News : September 08, 2014

As opposition to Google's settlement with the European Commission rises, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia says he will revisit the agreement struck in February.

Experts Weigh Benefits to Cuomo of Graffeo Reappointment

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo seize the chance to return the Court of Appeals to Democratic control, even if it means denying reappointment to a widely respected Republican judge?

Candidates in Brief

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

The state Commission on Judicial Nomination has presented Gov. Andrew Cuomo with seven candidates for the Court of Appeals position that becomes vacant when Senior Associate Judge Victoria Graffeo's term expires at the end of November. The candidates are:

Seven Names Sent to Cuomo for Court of Appeals Seat

Joel Stashenko and John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 04, 2014

Seven candidates, including the incumbent Judge Victoria Graffeo, are on a list of names released Wednesday from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select one nominee for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals.

Am Law Trio Smooths Waters for Norwegian Cruise Acquisition

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2014

Weil, Paul Weiss and Cravath advised on the $3.03 billion sale of Prestige Cruises International to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings as it looks to become the next big name in luxury ocean cruises.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

As lead advisers for Burger King on its $11.4 billion tie-up with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, William Sorabella and David Feirstein helped oversee one of the most visible corporate tax inversions yet.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc. have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters north in what may be the most visible corporate tax inversion yet. Also, Roche Holding announced Monday its $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune, a suburban San Francisco-based company lung disease drug developer.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 28, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 28, 2014

*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine

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Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

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