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Cadwalader Latest Big Firm to Close Offices in China - In what Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has called an attempt to refocus on its core clients, the Wall Street firm confirmed Thursday its withdrawal from bases in Beijing and Hong Kong. Fried Frank and Chadbourne & Parke have made similar moves within the past 15 months.
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Cadwalader Latest Big Firm to Close Chinese Offices - In what Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has called an attempt to refocus on its core clients, the Wall Street firm confirmed Thursday its withdrawal from bases in Beijing and Hong Kong.
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Growing Data Threats Keep Deal Lawyers on Their Toes - When it comes to deal lawyers and cybersecurity, the discussion is often over whether law firms are a weak link in their clients' data defenses. But what about lawyers' obligations to probe for cyber weaknesses within the companies doing the deals?
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Caesars Deal Means End of Fee Frenzy for Bankruptcy Lawyers - A $5 billion agreement resolves billions of dollars in potential damage claims by disgruntled creditors, and brings the bankruptcy, which has spun off as much as $200 million in legal fees to a group of firms, a giant step closer to an end.
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Ceasars Deal Means End of Fee Frenzy for Bankruptcy Lawyers - A $5 billion agreement resolves billions of dollars in potential damage claims by disgruntled creditors, and brings the bankruptcy, which has spun off as much as $200 million in legal fees to a group of firms, a giant step closer to an end.
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Three Big Firms Advise on CBOE's Bats Exchange Buy - Sidley Austin, Fried Frank and Davis Polk are advising on a $3.2 billion cash-and-stock deal that will see CBOE Holdings Inc., owner of the largest U.S. options exchange, acquire Bats Global Markets Inc., the nation's second-largest stock exchange operator.
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Cosi's Bankruptcy Takes Bite Out of Cadwalader - Cosi Inc. filed for bankruptcy this week in its hometown of Boston. The fast-casual restaurant chain has hired a 100-year-old firm to represent it in its Chapter 11 case, one in which it owes nearly $147,000 to New York?s oldest firm.
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Faegre Unveils New Leadership Structure - Faberge Baker Daniels, formed through a late 2011 merger, has named Thomas Froehle Jr. as its next chair and managing partner, replacing Andrew Humphrey in the role. The leadership change is effective March 1, 2017.
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After Hush-Hush Opening, Manatt Mulls Broader Chicago Offering - Big law firms often trumpet a new office in a new city as a sign of increased demand for the firm and an investment in the future. That's not the case with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips' new base in the Windy City.
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Honigman Partner Who Saved Detroit?s Art Joins Jones Day - A year after Jones Day opened an office in Detroit following its representation of the Motor City in its landmark Chapter 9 case, the firm has hired litigation partner Arthur O'Reilly, a former vice chairman of Honigan Miller Schwartz and Cohn.
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As Cybersecurity Hurdles Loom, Smaller Firms Face Big Challenges - State regulators in New York this month proposed new rules that would subject law firms to annual cybersecurity assessments. Is your firm ready?
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Global Legal Award Winners Announced. And the Winners Are... - The American Lawyer honors the most important and creative cross-border work of the year in citizenship/pro bono, disputes, finance and mergers and acquisitions.
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  • Federal Circuit Court Decisions. The Circuit court is the appellate level of the federal court system. Decisions of the 11 circuits and the D.C.circuit often become the law of the land and can be cited by attorneys throughout the nation. A decision in one circuit may be cited by attorneys arguing a case in a different circuit completely across the country.

  • Verdicts. Hand picked verdicts of national consequence appear weekly in The National Law Journal. Attorneys throughout the country are informed through our verdicts page of the year's Top 10 verdicts as well as unique and important verdicts that cross state boundaries.

  • Practitioners Columns. Each week, The National Law Journal features in-depth analyses of critical issues affecting today's legal profession from well known practioners. 

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