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Cadwalader Special Counsel Helps Author FBI Report - Joseph Moreno, special counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Washington, D.C., spent the better part of 2014 working on an external review of the FBI. The white-collar and criminal investigations lawyer was a staffer for the 9/11 Review Commission, which was directed by Congress to evaluate the changes made at the FBI since Sept. 11, 2001.
Joseph Moreno, special counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Washington, D.C., spent the better part of 2014 working on an external review of the FBI. ...
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Dealmaker of the Week: Scott Barshay of Cravath, Swaine & Moore - Barshay, a corporate partner at Cravath, led a team from the firm advising H.J. Heinz on its proposed megamerger with Kraft Foods Group.
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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Financial Performance Accelerates in 2014 - Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.4 percent, to $1.365 million, while net income rose 8 percent, to $1.182 billion.
Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 milli...
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Five More Attorneys Defect to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury - Winston & Strawn has confirmed its hire of Mats Carlston as co-chairman of its global finance practice, in addition to five more hires from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Carlston spoke with The Am Law Daily about his move, which follows a group of 11 corporate, finance and private equity partners jumping from Pillsbury to Winston & Strawn earlier this month.
Winston & Strawn has confirmed its hire of Mats Carlston as co-chairman of its global finance practice, in addition to five more hires from Pillsbury Winthro...
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Faegre Baker Grows Chicago Office With Nine Lateral Hires - The Minneapolis-based firm has hired nine partners from four firms, including Locke Lord Edwards, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Seyfarth Shaw and Ulmer & Berne. With the new additions, Faegre Baker?s Chicago office will grow to almost 60 lawyers.
The Minneapolis-based firm has hired nine partners from four firms, including Locke Lord Edwards, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Seyfarth Shaw and Ulmer & Berne. Wi...
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From Kasowitz to Kickstarter: Iraq Vet Eyes Medical Records Revolution - L. Okey Onyejekwe Jr., an Iraq War veteran and IP litigation partner with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in Silicon Valley, left the firm last month to focus on Zobreus Medical Corp., a startup mobile and health technology company that launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to revolutionize medical records.
L. Okey Onyejekwe Jr., an Iraq War veteran and IP litigation partner with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in Silicon Valley, left the firm last month to ...
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Big Law, Big Med, Big Mess - Too many big law firms share an unfortunate attribute with big hospitals: a lost sense of mission.
Too many big law firms share an unfortunate attribute with big hospitals: a lost sense of mission.
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Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger - Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.
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Latham Pro Bono Work Helps StoryCorps Launch App - Thanks to a $1 million TED Prize grant, StoryCorps has launched an app that will allow users to record personal interviews directly into their phones, many of which will be archived at the Library of Congress. Latham & Watkins, which has served as pro bono counsel for StoryCorps since 2008, helped with a range of IP issues.
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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Mintz Levin Holds Flat Amid Partner Moves - For Mintz Levin, 2014 was a relatively flat year financially despite notable changes in the partnership ranks. Gross revenue inched up by 1.9 percent to $316 million while revenue per lawyer and profits per partner each increased by less than a percent to $760,000 and $955,000 respectively.
For Mintz Levin, 2014 was a relatively flat year financially despite notable changes in the partnership ranks. Gross revenue inched up by 1.9 percent to $316...
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Up in Smoke: Polsinelli Partners Tout Medical Marijuana Startup - A year ago, Teddy Scott Jr. and John Leja had corner offices and leadership positions in Polisinelli?s IP practice in Chicago. Now they?ve quit their jobs to found and run a medical marijuana company, taking partner Jeremy Unruh with them to serve as general counsel. The company has raised $20 million from investors and received licenses from the state of Illinois to operate two cultivation sites and four dispensaries.
A year ago, Teddy Scott Jr. and John Leja had corner offices and leadership positions in Polisinelli’s IP practice in Chicago. Now they’ve quit their jobs to...
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Deal Watch: One Skadden Client Ousts Another in Duel for Salix - Our latest roundup of transactions sees Skadden client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International prevail over fellow firm client Endo International in its bid for Salix Pharmaceuticals, while Latham & Watkins, Ropes & Gray and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advise several private equity clients on their proposed acquisitions of Chicago?s Willis Tower and Life Time Fitness.
Our latest roundup of transactions sees Skadden client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International prevail over fellow firm client Endo International in its bid fo...
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