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 2014. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Foley, Quarles Help Keep Bucks in Wisconsin The Milwaukee-based Am Law 200 firms and Paul Weiss advise on the record-setting sale of the NBA?s Milwaukee Bucks. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:38:49 EDT 1202651579734 Lawyers Whip Up Big Breakfast Deal Fried Frank is representing Michael Foods on its sale to cereal-maker Post Holdings. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:06:25 EDT 1202651522405 German Deal Activity Yields Roles for Large Firms After a big first quarter for U.S. M&A, increased transactional work out of Europe could be a boon for some top firms on the continent. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:29:39 EDT 1202651422341 Cleary, Shearman on $1.6 Billion Ventilation Deal The Am Law 100 firms are advising on CPPIB's sale of an air distribution company to Johnson Controls. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:59 EDT 1202651393812 Exclusive: Ex-SEC Lawyer Speaks Out on Agency Failings Senior writer Susan Beck interviews James Kidney about what he sees as the SEC?s misplaced priorities. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:36:36 EDT 1202651374646 Profit Pressure Prompting Firm Leaders to Swing Ax Six Am Law 200 firms have now confirmed layoffs of staffers this year. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:32:53 EDT 1202651249547 The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:15:40 EDT 1202651244773 Clifford Chance, Weil Help Flip French Food Firm The firms grab roles on private equity shop Ardian's $1.8 billion sale of the Diana Group to Germany's Symrise. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:52:50 EDT 1202651242558 Am Law Trio on Motorola Unit Sale Kirkland, Wachtell and Winston & Strawn land roles on Zebra Technologies' purchase of a Motorola Solutions unit. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:20:22 EDT 1202651217400 Global Quartet Dig Into $5.85 Billion Copper Mining Deal Dentons, White & Case, Linklaters and Clifford Chance are advising on the sale of Peru's Las Bambas mining project. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:40:02 EDT 1202651102838 Skadden on Board for Endurance's Hostile Aspen Bid The firm is advising Endurance Specialty Holdings on its $3.2 billion hostile bid for Aspen Insurance Holdings. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:24:55 EDT 1202651098336 Entertainment Matters: Belafonte Settles With King Heirs A suit over MLK memorabilia ends, Katherine Heigl taps Ballard Spahr and CBS stays in-house to lock in late night. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:12:50 EDT 1202651096158 Private Equity Giants Tap Kirkland for Two Big Deals The firm is advising Blackstone on its Ipreo Holdings buy and Madison Dearborn on its sale of Nuveen Investments. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:42:48 EDT 1202651092945 Jenner Taps Litigator Truax as New Managing Partner Litigation partner Terrence Truax will succeed Susan Levy as Jenner & Block's managing partner. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:24 EDT 1202650992477 Akin, Milbank Help Broker Big Matzo Swap (Brian Baxter) With Passover approaching, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy grabbed seats at the table as The Manischewitz Company—one of the few remaining matzo makers in the U.S.—saw its ownership transfer from one privately held entity to another. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:40:44 EDT 1202650899266 The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves (Tom Huddleston Jr.) A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and releases to Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:40:20 EDT 1202650897735 Dealmaker of the Week: Jones Day's Robert Profusek (Tom Huddleston Jr.) Profusek and fellow M&A partner Peter Izanec led the Jones Day team advising Procter & Gamble on the $2.9 billion sale of its pet food business to Mars Incorporated. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:26:53 EDT 1202650890981 How Dewey Probe Became a Case of Prosecuting Victims As the Manhattan district attorney continues to pursue the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf as a criminal matter, it seem that the quest for convictions is in some ways more important than the search for justice. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:14:29 EDT 1202650794839