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Career Tracker: Law firms beef up policy shops, add DOJ alums

29 Oct 2020

Law firms including King & Spalding, Dentons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson have been busily adding muscle to their government investigations, policy, lobbying and public affairs groups in the run-up to the next political transition in Washington, D.C.

'Not a pretty picture': Dentons banker-turned-lawyer talks pandemic real estate

27 Oct 2020

Steve Mastrovich has lived and breathed real estate capital markets for decades - as a managing director with HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and UBS, then as special counsel with Clifford Chance, and since last month, as counsel with Dentons in Boston.

Latham, Skadden steer $35 bln chip maker tie-up for AMD, Xilinx

27 Oct 2020

Santa Clara-based chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc has tapped Latham & Watkins to advise on its $35 billion all-stock acquisition of Xilinx Inc, which turned to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Law firm quartet guides $2.89 bln Canadian oil deal amid energy M&A wave

26 Oct 2020

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Stikeman Elliott and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom represented Cenovus Energy in its acquisition of Husky. It has been corrected to reflect that the firms represented another party, Hutchison Whampoa.

IN BRIEF: Double Mintz hires bring in litigators from White & Case, Panera Bread

26 Oct 2020

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo announced two new partner hires in the Northeast on Monday, adding a senior in-house lawyer from Panera Bread and a securities and bankruptcy litigator from White & Case.

Career Tracker: Lawyers traveling in packs, data privacy moves and more

23 Oct 2020

Large group moves cooled along with overall lateral activity after the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the spring, creating economic worries and logistical headaches for legal industry recruiting. But recent days brought announcements of at least three mass defections, with Holland & Knight taking a 10-lawyer team of securities litigators from Reed Smith, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough absorbing a North Carolina boutique with at least nine lawyers, and a team of a dozen lawyers joining Deloitte Legal from White & Case in Poland.

Five firms guide $9 bln Intel chip business sale to SK Hynix

20 Oct 2020

Five law firms have landed roles on South Korean semiconductor company SK Hynix Inc's $9 billion acquisition of Intel Corp's NAND memory chip business.

Wachtell, Sullivan & Cromwell land roles in $9.7 bln ConocoPhillips shale play

20 Oct 2020

Houston-based energy giant ConocoPhillips tapped Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for its acquisition of U.S. shale producer Concho Resources Inc, which turned to Sullivan & Cromwell for advice on the $9.7 billion deal.

Black male lawyers detail racial bias inside and outside Big Law

19 Oct 2020

After the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody sparked nationwide protests in May, large U.S. law firms raced to condemn police brutality and to emphasize their opposition to racism.

Big Law faces its next pandemic test with virtual first-year classes

16 Oct 2020

Twenty-eight brand new lawyers will start their careers as first-year associates at Fenwick & West on Monday, logging on from their home offices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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