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In the News
Tania Karas : The American Lawyer : May 27, 2015
A crackdown on corruption, antitrust violations, and other corporate offenses have set alarm bells ringing in German boardrooms. Which law firms are best positioned to respond?
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2015
Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has rejected class status for damages sought by consumers challenging the exclusivity of regional sports networks airing MLB and NHL games. But she certified a class seeking injunctive relief for baseball and hockey fans who say antitrust laws are being violated.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 26, 2015
The appeal, which asks whether some attorney duties are so mechanical that they don't amount to practicing law, could decide the fate of overtime cases facing Skadden and Quinn Emanuel.
: New York Law Journal : May 22, 2015
The Legal Aid Society of New York held its 2015 annual awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Wednesday to recognize the legal community's mission of equal access to justice for all.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 22, 2015
The two Skadden transactional lawyers advised Endo Pharmaceuticals on its $8.05 billion buy of generic-drug maker Par Pharmaceuticals from private equity firm TPG Capital.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 22, 2015
Houston-based Noble Energy is poised to acquire all of the common stock of Rosetta in an all-stock transaction valued at $2.1 billion, plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8 billion.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015
Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.
Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015
Endo International, of Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Malvern, Penn., on May 18 announced it has acquired fellow pharmaceutical company Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. of Woodcliff Lake, for about $8 billion in cash and stock.
: New York Law Journal : May 21, 2015
The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft in a deal valued at about $2.16 billion. Washington, D.C.-based Danaher plans to purchase Port Washington, New York-based filtration specialist Pall for $13.6 billion.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015
Firms Prescribed Work on $12.7 Billion CVS, Omnicare Deal
: New York Law Journal : May 20, 2015
The Fund for Modern Courts on Monday presented its John McCloy Memorial Award for 2015 to Gary Naftalis, co-chair of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, and its Career Public Service Award for 2015 to former Court of Appeals Judge Victoria Graffeo, a member of Harris Beach.
Edward B. Micheletti and Alyssa S. O'Connell : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 20, 2015
It is not uncommon these days to see an activist stockholder—whether an individual or entity (such as a hedge fund)—acquire a meaningful, but far from controlling, stock position in a corporation, and then seek to use that equity stake to exert pressure on the corporation to advocate for change.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 20, 2015
Five major banks on Wednesday agreed to plead guilty to felony charges and pay more than $5 billion to resolve allegations that they rigged the U.S. dollar-euro exchange rate. More perilous consequences for the banks may come as they seek waivers from regulators such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow them to continue as felons to do things like manage pensions and issue securities.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 20, 2015
Approving a record $275 million settlement in a derivative case, a Delaware judge opted not to allow some of the money to go directly to shareholders, as another court recently did.
By Giyoung Song and Emma S. Glazer : Legaltech News : May 18, 2015
Courts will continue to define and refine the boundaries of cooperation.
: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 18, 2015
A new ranking from London-based RSG Consulting shows that U.S. firms continue to take market share in India, challenging the dominant position once held by their U.K. peers.
Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015
There's more to the firm's latest lateral partner move than meets the eye.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 14, 2015
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer ruled Thursday that the company's status as a common carrier doesn't shield it from prosecution.
: New Jersey Law Journal : May 14, 2015
Class Action Improper for Insurer's Denial of Diminution in Value Damages
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015
Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.
: New York Law Journal : May 13, 2015
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman presented a plaque recognizing the female justices of New York's Appellate Division with a leadership achievement award Monday at this year's Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert awards presentation.
Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 13, 2015
Simply disagreeing with a company's rationale in deciding not to file suit over a failed business and litigation strategy was not enough to sustain a shareholder derivative action in a suit that involved a $1.2 billion jury verdict and findings of vexatious conduct by DuPont, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 12, 2015
Prominent bankruptcy attorney Richard Levin, a primary author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code, is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after nearly eight years. Levin, 64, said he is leaving Cravath because of its mandatory retirement age of 65.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : May 12, 2015
Lawyers hope to convince a U.S. trustee on Wednesday to create a special committee for an estimated 5,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this month.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2015
Big firms work on Houston-based Noble Energy's planned acquisition of Rosetta Resources, also of Houston.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015
In a rare lateral move, Richard Levin is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after almost eight years to join Jenner & Block's restructuring practice. Levin was an author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code and recently helped save the Detroit Institute of Arts during the Motor City's historic bankruptcy proceedings.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015
The legal team at Archer Daniels Midland Co., the agricultural giant that turns grains into food ingredients, is helping the company refine its mix of businesses through a steady stream of acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015
The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 10, 2015
A Chicago federal judge on Friday dismissed most of the city's lawsuit, which alleges that several drug manufacturers concealed the true addiction risks of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers.