The Am Law Daily The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The American Lawyer. en-us Copyright 2015. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:33:46 EDT 1202733935127 At Swimming Championship, Am Law 100 Ties Abound For high-powered lawyers, it?s usually sink or swim. But with the 2015 World Aquatics Championships underway in Kazan, Russia, two U.S. swimmers with Am Law 100 connections are showing how some legal pros take the phrase a bit more literally than others. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:39:55 EDT 1202733909342 Mylan, Kirkland Ready to End M&A Conflicts Fight After dodging a $40 billion hostile takeover bid by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and forcing Teva to dump its former transactional lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis, it looks like Mylan NV is finally satisfied. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:56:07 EDT 1202733901810 Littler Mendelson Extends Its Tentacles to Toronto Soon after launching a string of new offices south of the border, the global labor and employment powerhouse is stretching north. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:10:36 EDT 1202733893900 Lawyers Keep Lawyering On After JPMorgan's $1.5 Billion Bungle Everybody makes mistakes. But what happens when a mistake costs a client $1.5 billion? Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:36:15 EDT 1202733812902 Dewey & LeBoeuf Billing Chief Tells Jury Firm Fudged Invoices Together with her fiancee Francis Canellas, Lourdes Rodriguez is part of Manhattan prosecutors' power couple in the case against Dewey?s former leaders. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:14:56 EDT 1202733810020 Jones Day Nabs Pair of Big Mining and Media Bankruptcies Bankruptcy filings might be down 12 percent over the past year, according to a recent report released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, but Jones Day has landed key roles on two new notable filings on the business bankruptcy docket. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:22:27 EDT 1202733796124 The Global Lawyer: Saudi Arabia, Iran and 9/11 It's decision time for a U.S. district judge as 9/11 victims seek to hold funders of the 2001 terror attacks accountable in court. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:01:11 EDT 1202733782724 Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:59:27 EDT 1202733699868 Former Davis Polk Partner Now Playing A Different Tune Harry Ballan resigned from the partnership at Davis Polk & Wardwell to pursue a lifelong interest in music theory and neuroscience. Now senior counsel at the firm, Ballan is also a director at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in the Bronx. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:07:01 EDT 1202733671322 Dealmaker of the Week: Joseph Frumkin of Sullivan & Cromwell The managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell?s M&A group stepped in for Kirkland & Ellis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries? hostile bid for Mylan and subsequently picked up work on the Israeli drugmaker?s $40.5 billion buy of Allergan?s generics business. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:05:19 EDT 1202733659190 At Buchanan Ingersoll, A Lawyer Finds Her Identity Paul Madden, a commercial litigator at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, is a board member for the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. This month, Madden changed her name to Maryellen Madden, her latest step in transitioning from a man to a woman. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:46:14 EDT 1202733652945 About Sandra Bland?s Deadly Encounter To get the answers about Sandra Bland?s death, someone needs to start asking the right questions. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:28:53 EDT 1202733626500 Deal Watch: Teva?s Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:55:41 EDT 1202733540953 Three Witnesses Testify to Dewey & LeBoeuf's Financial Practices Among those called to the stand in the trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives were an assistant to a former rainmaker, an ex-partner from predecessor Dewey Ballantine and a banker who oversaw HSBC?s $10 million loan to the now-defunct firm. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:37:44 EDT 1202733526652 Curtis Partners Help Secure Release of Israeli Spy For 15 years Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle sought the release of Jonathan Pollard, a former Naval intelligence analyst who served 29 years in prison for slipping secrets to Israeli officials. This week, two Curtis litigators learned that Pollard will be freed on parole. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:34:55 EDT 1202733449672 Two Suits Entwine Teva-Allergan-Mylan Pharma M&A Nexus Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical announced its $40.5 billion buy of Allergan?s generics business this week, a move that saw the acquirer drop its hostile bid for Mylan NV, which it had pursued since April. While that cooled off a heated takeover battle, Mylan remains embroiled in a pair of suits, including a putative shareholder class action and another case against Teva?s ex-corporate lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:37:22 EDT 1202733439653 Chicago?s Freeborn & Peters Snags Fast-Moving Lateral Darren VanPuymbrouck spent nearly 26 years at Schiff Hardin before joining Barnes & Thornburg a year ago this week. Since then, the Chicago litigator has been on the move two more times, most recently joining Freeborn & Peters this month to head its fire and explosion response and litigation task force. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:28:16 EDT 1202733416804 ABA Task Force Report Dodges Student Debt Reform The ABA's task force on law school financing was convened to push much-needed student loan reforms. Instead it concluded that everything is fine. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:50:52 EDT 1202733403056