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Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 809
  • Gross Revenues: $820,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,015,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,800,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Shearman & Sterling is a New York-based law firm. With $737,000,000 in gross revenues in 2010, the firm was ranked 31st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm ranked as the 36th highest grossing law firm in the world. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250, with 796 attorneys, Shearman & Sterling is the thirty-fifth largest firm in the United States. Shearman & Sterling's major practice areas are corporate, litigation, tax, executive compensation and employee benefits, and antitrust law. Shearman & Sterling represents financial institutions, governments, and other organizations, including private clients. Shearman & Sterling's international scope includes multiple office locations in Europe, Asia and South America.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 33 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 33 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 41 -7 Lawyer head count
The A-List 24 -14 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 26 -13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 15 6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 60 19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 75 12 Summer programs

In the News

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

The Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association Inc. has elected Maura McLoughlin as the association's next president; JAMS neutral Ariel Belen has received the 2014 Kobak Award; the Westchester Women's Bar Association has installed as its 22nd president Lucia Chiocchio, and other news.

Donato Touches Patent Hot Spot in Sex-Toy Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge James Donato stayed litigation between two manufacturers of personal massagers pending inter partes review.

Four Firms Advise on Chemical Companies' Merger

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Shearman & Sterling, Troutman Sanders, Kelley Drye & Warren and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised in Albemarle Corporation's acquisition of Rockwood Holdings.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Asia Deal Digest: July 10, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

*King & Wood Mallesons on Puma Energy's $526 million investment in Papua New Guinea*Davis Polk leads aluminum products maker China Hongqiao Group's $400 million bond issue*Baker & McKenzie advises Spanish solar company Gestamp on Japan project financing

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

Gibson Dunn Adds Partners in Hong Kong, Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Patricia Tan Openshaw and Fang Xue are joining the Los Angeles-based firm from Paul Hastings and Shearman & Sterling, respectively.

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Nomura Breach Claim in RMBS Suit Not Time-Barred, Judge Finds

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 30, 2014

Another loan repurchase action involving $254 million in residential mortgage-backed securities sailed through the pleadings stage after a Manhattan Commercial Division judge denied dismissal of most claims in a recent decision.

The A-List: A New Number One

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Paul Hastings reaches the A-List's top spot for the first time, while a pair of Second Hundred firms move onto the list.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

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

A New Yardstick for International Pro Bono

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Big differences emerge among large U.S. firms as we measure their foreign pro bono efforts for the first time.

Wachtell Partner Departs to Start Exec Comp Boutique

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

Jeremy Goldstein has bid adieu to the Black Rock, the New York headquarters of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he was a partner for the past six years. In launching his own boutique, the 40-year-old Goldstein leaves behind a firm that had the highest profits per partner in the country last year.

Bench Bar Conversations: Justice Elizabeth Emerson

Vincent J. Syracuse and Paul D. Sarkozi : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 27, 2014

Vincent J. Syracuse and Paul D. Sarkozi of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt recently spoke with Suffolk County Commercial Division Justice Elizabeth Emerson about her courtroom practices, interests and what she expects from attorneys who appear before her.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

The Churn: Greenberg Adds Two Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Greenberg Traurig raids Patton Boggs and Dentons for new practice chairs in Washington, D.C., and London in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

S&C, Latham Advise as Priceline Gobbles Up OpenTable

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Latham & Watkins advise as the online travel booking company agrees to acquire the online restaurant-reservation service.

S&C, Latham Advise as Priceline Gobbles Up OpenTable

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Latham & Watkins advise as the online travel booking company agrees to acquire the online restaurant-reservation service.

Obama Appointees Top Off Bay Area Bench

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

Vince Chhabria, who was publicly sworn in last week, brings the Northern District to its full complement of judges. In San Jose, every active judge is an Obama pick.

At Quest, Diversity Is Achieved Through Merit

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Quest's law department actively recruits a diverse workforce, as evidenced by its percentages of women and minorities, and has been responsible for the company's overall diversity and inclusion efforts.

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

B/E Aerospace Tumbles After Plans To Split In Two

: Bloomberg : January 10, 2014

The two new companies will be independent, publicly traded entities, with their own management team and boards, with one focused on aircraft interiors and the other on distribution, logistics and technical services.

Third Circuit Dismisses Viacom Executive Compensation Suit

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2014

Corporations can define shareholder voting rights by setting limits on certain classes of stock, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled. Although the issue had been long settled in Delaware corporate law, the appellate court's precedential decision adopts the regulation as federal law.

Activist Fund Pitches Directors For B/E Aerospace

: Bloomberg : January 04, 2014

Activist fund Relational Investors LLC nominated two directors to the board of B/E Aerospace Inc. before the maker of aircraft seats postponed its annual meeting.

Third Circuit Dismisses Viacom Executive Compensation Suit

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 04, 2014

Corporations can define shareholder voting rights by setting limits on certain classes of stock, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled. Although the issue had been long settled in Delaware corporate law, the appellate court's precedential decision adopts the regulation as federal law.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 02, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Chinese Companies Return to U.S. Exchanges in Big Way

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Three years ago, U.S.-listed Chinese companies seemed to be an endangered species as many of them became the targets of regulatory investigations and shareholder litigation. But last month Chinese online retailer JD.com had the largest U.S. IPO ever for a Chinese company, with a much, much bigger one for Alibaba Group on the way. Is resurgence here to stay?

New Twist in Case of Alleged Banamex Fraud

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

The fallout continued to spread last week in the wake an investigation into a $400 million bank fraud tied to Citigroup's Mexican Banamex unit.

Conspicuous Consumption:

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

EGullet founder Steven Shaw wasn't the only lawyer who ate his way into a new career.

Asia Deal Digest: May 29, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 29, 2014

* Simpson guides KKR on its $1 billion acquisition of Singapore's Goodpack* Chinese state-owned Bright Foods turns to Freshfields for a big Israel acquisition* DLA Piper and King & Wood Mallesons on major restructuring for Australia's Transfield

Big Canadian Deals

Brian Baxter, Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Yamana–Agnico-Eagle / Osisko; CPPIB / Wilton Re; Encana / TPG Capital

Cravath Helps Brazilian Client Cook Up Meat Merger

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

Moving to derail Hillshire Brands' pending $4.3 billion purchase of Pinnacle Foods, Pilgrim's Pride has turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to advise on its $6.4 billion bid for the Sara Lee spinoff.

Lawyers Litigating Venezuela Have Mixed Views On Proposed Sanctions

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Some South Florida lawyers with cases in or against Venezuela favor a congressional proposal to sanction its government officials for alleged human rights violations.

Latham, Shearman Assist in Amgen's $4.5 Billion Financing

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 22, 2014

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.

Cravath, Slaughter Help Unilever Slim Down

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

Cravath is advising Unilever on the $2.15 billion sale of its pasta sauce business, while Slaughter and May helps the consumer goods giant use the proceeds from that deal to repurchase share rights held by family trusts of company cofounder William Hesketh Lever.

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.

After Sentencing, SAC's Steinberg Looks to Second Circuit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Three-and-a-half years in federal prison isn't exactly a slap on the wrist. Still, with prosecutors gunning to put convicted insider trader Michael Steinberg behind bars for nearly twice that long, Steinberg's sentencing on Friday could have gone much worse.

Shearman Advises on CNPC Bond Issue

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 15, 2014

China's largest oil and gas company has issued two tranches dollar-denominated bonds.

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.

Asia Deal Digest: May 15, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 15, 2014

* Freshfields guides China's Citic Group on massive restructuring* Herbert Smith Freehills leads on three big China bond offerings* King & Wood Mallesons advises Sydney airport on $1.4 billion loan

Skadden, Simpson Help Cosmo Trade Hands in Vegas

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

Six years after foreclosing on the property that became The Cosmopolitan, Deutsche Bank is selling the casino to The Blackstone Group for $1.73 billion.

Citi Fires 11 More Amid Banamex Inquiry

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2014

Citigroup has now fired a total of 12 employees tied to the alleged accounting fraud at its Mexican subsidiary, Banamex.

A Conflict Minerals Dilemma

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

As the fight over conflict minerals heats up again in court, companies on the sidelines are caught in limbo — with any legal lifeline potentially coming too late to offer much assistance.

Firms Ranked by Revenue Per Lawyer

: The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Average revenue per lawyer for The Am Law 100 declined in 2013, the first time since 2009, albeit only slightly.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

B/E Aerospace Preps For Sale, Sending Stock Soaring

: Bloomberg : January 05, 2014

B/E Aerospace Inc., the Wellington-based maker of seats for commercial and business jets, has hired legal advisers to study options including a sale.

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.

Kirkland Grabs Role on Big Bankruptcy From Bygone Era

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

Energy Future Holdings Corp., the Texas energy giant once known as TXU, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in Delaware.

Simpson Advises Alibaba on $1.2 Billion Youku Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 29, 2014

The Chinese e-commerce giant is buying an interest in the online video company along with a fund controlled by Alibaba chairman Jack Ma.

How a Much-Loved Foodie's Passion Caught Fire at Cravath

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Like other lawyers who made a mark in the dining industry, the late Steven Shaw got a taste of his foodie future while dining out at clients' expense.

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.

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.

The Churn: FTC Lawyer Joins Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Weil adds Jeffrey Perry, assistant director of the FTC's competition bureau, in Washington, D.C.

Half-Dozen Firms Dig Into Big Canadian Mining Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Amid talk about a pharma M&A boom, the global mining industry is on the verge of its own round of consolidation.

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.

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.

The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.

Akin, Shearman Help Broker Algerian Telecom Peace

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

Russian oligarch-backed VimpelCom is selling a 51 percent stake in Algeria's largest telecom operator.

Morrison & Foerster Adds Singapore Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Shirin Tang was previously a counsel in the Singapore office of Shearman & Sterling.

Asia Deal Digest: April 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

* White & Case and Linklaters lead on $5.85 billion Chinese mine acquisition in Peru* Chinese retail group turns to Simpson Thacher for its takeover of a British department store chain* Milbank advises the government of Sri Lanka on a third sovereign bond offering

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.

Banamex Allegations Continue to Bedevil Citi

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 11, 2014

The bank's Mexican woes reportedly worsened this week.

Chinese Solar Firms Can't Escape Solyndra's Attack

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

A federal judge in Oakland cleared the way for an antitrust suit accusing three Chinese companies of flooding the U.S. market with cheap solar panels.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Buyout firm The Blackstone Group has agreed to buy Denver-based industrial manufacturer Gates Global from its current owners in a $5.4 billion deal announced Friday. Also, India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries will become the world's fifth-largest generic drug maker with its $3.2 billion buy of struggling rival Ranbaxy Laboratories.

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

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.

Chinese Solar Firms Can't Escape Solyndra's Attack

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong has cleared the way for an antitrust suit accusing three Chinese companies of flooding the U.S. market with cheap solar panels.

Obituary: Joseph A. Doyle

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Joseph A. Doyle, a longtime banking lawyer at Shearman & Sterling who served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy during the Carter administration, died on April 4. He was 93.

Shearman, Davis Polk on $3.2 Billion India Drug Merger

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 08, 2014

Indian generic drug maker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is acquiring local competitor Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. from Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co.

Two Major Pharma M&A Deals Yield Big-Firm Bonanza

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Weil, Wachtell, Shearman, Simpson, Latham and Davis Polk all got the year's second quarter off to a strong start by grabbing roles on one of two big pharmaceutical deals announced Monday: Irish specialty drugmaker Mallinckrodt's $5.6 billion cash-and-stock purchase of California's Questcor Pharmaceuticals and India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries' $3.2 billion buy of struggling rival Ranbaxy Laboratories.

Anglo-American Firms Face Identity Choice in Asia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Should firms like DLA Piper or Hogan Lovells pitch themselves as British or American in Asia? At most firms resulting from transatlantic mergers, the British side brought more to the table in Asia and continues to run the show there. But there are also strong incentives to accentuate their American identities.

Jenner Managing Partner Levy Leaves for Northern Trust

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Susan Levy, who has spent her entire legal career at Jenner & Block and became its managing partner in 2008, will leave the Am Law 100 firm as of May 1 to become general counsel of Northern Trust Corp. The Chicago-based financial services giant is a Jenner client.

International Arbitration Heavyweights Debut Global Boutique

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Billing itself as the world's first global arbitration boutique, Three Crowns is being launched Monday by a sextet of top international arbitration lawyers from Freshfields, Covington & Burling, Shearman & Sterling and Jones Day.

Citi Taps Shearman Amid Banamex Inquiry

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Shearman & Sterling is leading an internal investigation for longtime client Citigroup Inc. in connection with an alleged $400 million fraud at the bank's Mexican subsidiary, Banamex, The American Lawyer confirmed Thursday.

MoFo CMO Is Moving On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Canadian Deals & Suits

Laura King : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Shearman Assists on SunGard Spinoff

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

The firm is advising SunGard Data Systems on the spinoff of its availability services unit into an independent company with roughly $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Meanwhile, Davis Polk is also advising on a spinoff, with Credit Suisse Asset Management transferring ownership of its DLJ Merchant Banking Partners private equity unit to the fund's managers.

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.

Asia Deal Digest: March 20, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

* Alibaba confirms New York IPO with Simpson Thacher at the helm* Allen & Gledhill and WongPartnership on Temasek-led bid to acquire commodities trader Olam* Latham leads on Indian travel site's $126.5 million Nasdaq share offering

Cheers to Antitrust Work in Contested Glass Company Merger

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

With less than a month before trial, two glass makers and the Federal Trade Commission are on the verge of settling the agency's suit challenging the companies' pending $1.7 billion merger—a transaction that's involved dozens of antitrust lawyers from more than 20 firms.

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.

Asia Deal Digest: March 6, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 06, 2014

* Sullivan & Cromwell and Mori Hamada team for Japan Display's $3.8 billion Tokyo IPO* Clifford Chance advises Chinese state food giant COFCO on its acquisition of a Dutch grain trader* Skadden on planned $500 million IPO for Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Appraisal Rights the Latest Tool for Yield-Hungry Hedge Funds

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2014

Hedge funds are shaking up in the business world with their newfound interest in the use of appraisal rights.

Skadden Advising Sina Weibo on $500 Million IPO

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014

China's Twitter-like 'microblogging' service is seeking a U.S. listing.

Clifford Chance Advises China's Cofco on Nidera Buy

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014

The state-owned food giant's acquisition of a controlling stake in a Dutch grain trader is seen as driven by the Chinese government's desire to secure food supplies.

Quinn Emanuel Wins on Jurisdiction in Indonesia Arbitration

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

World Bank arbitrators asserted jurisdiction over more than $1 billion in claims brought by Churchill Mining plc and its Australian affiliate alleging that the Republic of Indonesia expropriated Churchill's coal mining concession in East Kutai, Indonesia.

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.

Canadian Big Deals

Laura King : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Brookfield Property Partners/Brookfield Office Properties; Fortis/UNS Energy; Pacific Rubiales Energy/Petrominerales; Fairfax Financial/BlackBerry

Communications Strategies to Mitigate FCPA Risk

Michael W. Robinson : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2014

To avoid criminal penalties, large fines and enormous headline risk, companies must shore up their communications strategies to mitigate the impact of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe.

'Domino's' Challenges Joint Employer Liability for Franchisors

Richard Blum and Hollis Pfitsch : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Richard Blum and Hollis Pfitsch of The Legal Aid Society write: After more than three years of litigation, delivery workers for four Domino's pizza restaurants in Manhattan are receiving payments for unpaid wages. The case involves a rare situation: while the original lawsuit was against a franchise and individual franchise owners, the international corporation was successfully added to the lawsuit in a motion to amend seeking liability of Domino's as a joint employer.

Senate Confirms Four District Court Judges

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

Senate Democrats jumped over Republican hurdles this week to confirm four district court nominees, including Shearman & Sterling litigation partner James Donato and county judge Beth Freeman for the Northern District of California.

How Latham Cracked the Houston Market

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 25, 2014

When the firm decided to beef up its oil and gas practice, it recruited heavily from the city's Big Three.

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.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Latham Maintains Peak in Dell's Parting Year

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

Starting the year at an all-time high financially in 2013, Latham & Watkins made modest gains across in the key fiscal categories, growing gross revenue 2.7 percent, profits per partner 2 percent, and revenue per lawyer 1.4 percent, according to The American Lawyer reporting.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shearman Starts to Deliver on Turnaround Pledge

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In its first full year with a new management team at the helm, Shearman & Sterling saw its gross revenue rise 9.1 percent in 2013, to $820.5 million, and its profits per partner jump 18.4 percent, to $1.8 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting

Shearman Adds Nuclear Power Partner in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

British Firms Not Conceding on U.S. Law Work in Asia

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Slaughter and May's recent recruitment in Hong Kong of its first-ever lateral and first-ever U.S. law partner underscores the importance of U.S. law in Asia capital markets in particular. Though top British firms have notably failed to flourish in New York, they are determined to not let U.S. law become their Achilles heel in Hong Kong, where they face stiff competition from actual American firms.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

IP Dealmaker Exits Orrick for MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

SEC's Canellos Returns to Milbank as Shearman Picks Up Orrick Heavyweights

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wednesday was a day of musical chairs for the New York securities bar. One top securities litigator and government enforcer opted to return to his longtime law firm, while another prominent practitioner landed at his fourth firm in eight years.

SEC's Canellos Returns to Milbank as Shearman Picks Up Orrick Heavyweights

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Wednesday was a day of musical chairs for the New York securities bar. One top securities litigator and government enforcer opted to return to his longtime law firm, while another prominent practitioner landed at his fourth firm in eight years.

DaHui Brings Aboard Shearman Counsel as Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 11, 2014

Chris Chen, who has worked in Beijing for Shearman since 2004, focuses on capital markets work.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Asia Deal Digest: February 6, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 06, 2014

* Skadden on planned $1.5 billion U.S. IPO for Chinese e-tailer JD.com* Allen & Overy advising a Korean, Thai and Lao JV on a $1 billion hydropower project in southern Laos* Clayton Utz and Herbert Smith Freehills lead on a $300 million Aussie pet supply merger

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.

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.

Dealmaker of the Week: A&O's Annelies van der Pauw

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Van der Pauw is leading Allen & Overy's team serving as lead counsel to Liberty Global on its acquisition of the 71.5 percent stake in Dutch cable operator Ziggo it did not already own for $9.4 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.

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.

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.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Orrin Harrison III joins Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as partner in the Dallas office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Awards Finalists

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce the finalists in nine industry categories for The Asian Lawyer All-Star law firm awards.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Short takes on lawyes, firms and judges.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Eleven firms announce promotions and additions.