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TOP NEWS

Big Deals

  1. Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Advises Acuity Investments LLP on Acquisition of the Outsourcing, Consulting Businesses of Pro Global Insurance Services Plc, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, August 11, 2017
  2. Proskauer Advises GIC on Its Acquisition of Rothesay Life Shares From Goldman Sachs, Proskauer Rose, August 11, 2017
  3. CI Capital Acquires AlliedPRA, Paul Weiss, August 11, 2017
Attorney Moves

  1. Caterpillar Names General Counsel, Corporate Secretary - GuruFocus.com, (General Counsel), August 13, 2017
  2. Siew Kam Boon Joins Dechert’s Corporate Practice in Singapore, Dechert, August 11, 2017
  3. Dentons reportedly ousts 20 or more partners - ABA Journal, (Dentons (McKenna Long)), August 12, 2017
  4. Energy Lawyer Marvin T. Griff Joins Thompson Hine's Corporate Practice in Washington, DC - Business Wire (press release), (Thompson Hine), August 12, 2017
  5. Orrick hires IP trial partner - IPPro The Internet, (K & L Gates), August 12, 2017
  6. Bracewell adds energy partner to Houston office - Oil & Gas Financial Journal, (Morgan Lewis), August 12, 2017
  7. Tech pro joins Orrick - CDR News Magazine, (K & L Gates; Orrick; Clifford Chance), August 12, 2017
Technology

  1. Legal tech industry to carve extra career paths for law grads - Lawyers Weekly, August 14, 2017
  2. Technological disruption presents legal industry with big opportunity - Manawatu Standard, August 12, 2017

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AmLaw Daily (Law.com)

  1. Sedgwick Partner Who Settled Gender Bias Suit Leaves Firm, August 11, 2017
  2. Smaller Firms' Message to Big Law on Alternative Fees: Join the Club, August 11, 2017
  3. Investors' Lawyer Says $750M Suit Could 'Bankrupt' Duane Morris, August 11, 2017
Legal Week

  1. Slaughters, Travers and Hogan Lovells advise as Tata Steel restructures UK pension scheme, August 11, 2017
  2. Freshfields posts reduced September trainee retention rate as just two in three stay on, August 11, 2017
  3. Ashurst signs deal with England cricket star Alastair Cook to feature firm's logo on his bat, August 11, 2017
  4. Addleshaws exits to EY continue as Manchester real estate partner moves over, August 11, 2017
Lawyer News

  1. The 60 second interview: There will be no “Big 4” law firms by 2025, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, August 14, 2017
  2. Simpson Thacher and Uría act as Blackstone agrees €30bn property deal, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, August 14, 2017
  3. Freshfields autumn trainee retention slumps, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, August 11, 2017
  4. Schoenherr advises Groupe PSA on acquisition of General Motors’ Austrian Opel operation, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, August 11, 2017

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US FIRM NEWS

Atlanta News

  1. Dentons reportedly ousts 20 or more partners - ABA Journal, (Dentons (McKenna Long)), August 12, 2017
Atlanta Press Releases

  1. Dallas Office Secures Defense Win & $1.15 Million Counterclaim Victory, Kilpatrick Townsend, August 11, 2017
  2. Dentons partner Jana Cohen Barbe delivers keynote address at Girls Who Code graduation ceremony, Dentons (McKenna Long), August 11, 2017
Boston News

  1. Former Mass. AG Scott Harshbarger moves to local law firm - The ... - The Boston Globe, (Proskauer (Boston)), August 11, 2017
Boston Press Releases

  1. List it or Lose it: The Federal Circuit Weighs in on the Amgen v. Hospira Discovery Dispute, Fish & Richardson, August 12, 2017
  2. Fish & Richardson Named One of Nine Standout Law Firms for Collaboration, Fish & Richardson, August 12, 2017
  3. Foley Hoag, GLAD and NCLR Challenge President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban, Foley Hoag, August 11, 2017
  4. Shanghai Life Sciences Attorneys Co-Author White Paper on Partnering for Innovation Amid China’s Medical Device Regulations, Ropes & Gray, August 11, 2017
  5. Nixon Peabody CWL advises Lai Fung Holdings Limited in a licensing deal with Real Madrid, Nixon Peabody, August 11, 2017
  6. Equistone Partners Europe Enters Exclusive Negotiations with Weinberg Capital Partners for Bruneau Acquisition, Goodwin Procter, August 11, 2017
  7. Mark A. Heller (1947-2017) – In Memoriam, Goodwin Procter, August 11, 2017
  8. Foley Hoag Associate Kathleen Brill Receives 2017 EBC Ascending Leader Award, Foley Hoag, August 11, 2017
  9. The Week at Ropes & Gray: Deal Activity Across Sectors; Transatlantic Privacy Shield Meeting; Climate Change Litigation; Repeal and Replace; A New President and Chair For GBLS, Ropes & Gray, August 11, 2017
California News

  1. Tech pro joins Orrick - CDR News Magazine, (Orrick), August 11, 2017
California Press Releases

  1. Dallas Office Secures Defense Win & $1.15 Million Counterclaim Victory, Kilpatrick Townsend, August 11, 2017
  2. Barclays Serves as Sole Book-Running Manager for Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.'s Public Offering Of Convertible Senior Notes, Paul Hastings, August 11, 2017
  3. Gordon & Rees Partner Elizabeth F. Lorell Elected to Secretary/Treasurer of the FDCC, Gordon & Rees, August 11, 2017
  4. Morgan Chu Named to LA 500 by LA Business Journal, Irell & Manella, August 11, 2017
  5. Mezzy Business: Is Your Lender Looking To Take Over Your Project?, Morrison & Foerster: News, August 11, 2017
  6. Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Advises Acuity Investments LLP on Acquisition of the Outsourcing, Consulting Businesses of Pro Global Insurance Services Plc, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, August 11, 2017
  7. Is This the End of Chinese Investment in Hollywood?, Manatt, Phelps, August 11, 2017
  8. DOJ Brief in AmEx Case Leaves Attorneys Puzzled, Manatt, Phelps, August 11, 2017
Chicago Press Releases

  1. David Choi joins DLA Piper (Canada) LLP's Corporate Group in Edmonton, DLA Piper, August 13, 2017
  2. Aimee Delaney Weighs in on Google Engineer Firing Post-Memo, Hinshaw & Culbertson, August 11, 2017
  3. Dentons partner Jana Cohen Barbe delivers keynote address at Girls Who Code graduation ceremony, Dentons, August 11, 2017
  4. Candice Zee profiled by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Seyfarth Shaw, August 11, 2017
  5. P3 Financing — I-95/I-395 Express Lanes Project, Chapman and Cutler, August 11, 2017
  6. Attorney Briefs: Honors & Appointments, McDermott Will, August 11, 2017
  7. Winners Announced: US Captive Review Awards 2017, McDermott Will, August 11, 2017
  8. New York Updates Guidance on Treatment of Broker-Dealer Status, Disregarded Entities, McDermott Will, August 11, 2017
  9. Shkreli Sentence Turns on Antics, Investor Impact of Crime, McDermott Will, August 11, 2017
  10. Delaware Court of Chancery Ruling Underscores the Importance of Noting Transfer Restrictions on Stock Certificates, Chapman and Cutler, August 11, 2017
New York News

  1. Tech pro joins Orrick - CDR News Magazine, (Clifford Chance), August 11, 2017
New York Press Releases

  1. Chuck Ortner of Proskauer Named to Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts, Proskauer Rose, August 13, 2017
  2. Benchmark Litigation Names Proskauer Partners Bradley Bobroff and Colin Cabral to Under 40 Hotlist, Proskauer: New York, August 13, 2017
  3. Proskauer Spearheads Even Strength Initiative with the NHL, the New Jersey Devils and the National Down Syndrome Society, Proskauer: New York, August 13, 2017
  4. Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Enjoin Enforcement of Classification of Cannabis as a Schedule I Substance, Wilson Elser, August 12, 2017
  5. Cahill Represents Initial Purchasers in $400 Million Senior Note Offering for APX Group, Cahill Gordon, August 11, 2017
  6. Cahill Represents Initial Purchasers in $250 Million Senior Note Offering for Ashton Woods, Cahill Gordon, August 11, 2017
  7. Cahill Represents Lead Arrangers in Credit Facility for Netflix, Cahill Gordon, August 11, 2017
  8. Proskauer Advises GIC on Its Acquisition of Rothesay Life Shares From Goldman Sachs, Proskauer Rose, August 11, 2017
  9. Davis Polk Advises DXC Technology on Its Exchange Offers, Davis Polk, August 11, 2017
  10. Celgene $500 Million Notes Offering, Davis Polk, August 11, 2017
  11. Atento Luxco 1 S.A. $400 Million Notes Offering and $50 Million Super Senior Revolving Credit Facility, Davis Polk, August 11, 2017
  12. Bright Bidco $240 Million Incremental Term Loan Facility, Davis Polk, August 11, 2017
  13. Spark Therapeutics Follow-On Offering, Davis Polk, August 11, 2017
  14. Century Communities, Inc. $100 Million SEC-Registered At-The-Market Offering, Davis Polk, August 11, 2017
  15. Davis Polk Advises The Metropolis of Tokyo on Its Bond Offering, Davis Polk, August 11, 2017
  16. DOL to Propose Delay of Significant Components of Fiduciary Rule, Willkie Farr: Publications, August 11, 2017
  17. CFTC Provides Relief From Certain Position Aggregation Requirements, Willkie Farr: Publications, August 11, 2017
  18. Shearman & Sterling Advises on Ford Motor Credit Company’s $1.5 Billion Notes Offering, Shearman & Sterling, August 11, 2017
  19. Ronald R. Rossi Authors Articles on Cross-Border Mediation and Governing Law and Jurisdiction Clauses, Kasowitz, Benson, August 11, 2017
  20. Ardian to Acquire imes-icore, Willkie Farr, August 11, 2017
  21. Financing California’s Cannabis Businesses: Public Banking Model as a State-Level Solution, Wilson Elser, August 11, 2017
  22. 0.44 % of NFL Brains, Wilson Elser, August 11, 2017
  23. Christine A. Montenegro Named Among The 2017 “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal, Kasowitz, Benson, August 11, 2017
  24. Muhammad Faridi and Adeel Mangi Featured in New York Law Journal Regarding Firm’s Victory on Behalf of Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, Patterson Belknap, August 11, 2017
  25. Vantiv to Acquire Worldpay, Skadden Arps, August 11, 2017
  26. OCIE Issues Risk Alert Following Recent Cybersecurity Examinations of Financial Firms, Sullivan & Cromwell, August 11, 2017
  27. CI Capital Acquires AlliedPRA, Paul Weiss, August 11, 2017
  28. Clifford Chance's Moscow office has advised Pfizer on its award winning long term strategic collaboration with Russian pharmaceutical company NovaMedica, Clifford Chance, August 11, 2017
  29. Honduran Mother and Child Win Motion to Reopen Removal Proceedings, Cleary Gottlieb, August 11, 2017
  30. Cleary Gottlieb Represents Pro Bono Clients Wrongly Arrested for Prostitution-Related Loitering, Cleary Gottlieb, August 11, 2017
  31. Corporate Counsel Turns to Partner Barbara Hoey to Discuss the Controversial Firing of a Google Engineer for Sexist Remarks, Kelley Drye, August 11, 2017
  32. Bloomberg BNA Quotes Partner David Fink on Virtual Celebrity Avatars and Right-of-Publicity, Kelley Drye, August 11, 2017
  33. Director of Professional Development Don Smith Elected Chair of Professional Development Consortium, Fried Frank, August 11, 2017
Philadelphia News

  1. Bracewell adds energy partner to Houston office - Oil & Gas Financial Journal, (Morgan Lewis), August 12, 2017
Philadelphia Press Releases

  1. An Update on Judicial and Legislative: Drone Actions in the United States, Cozen O’Connor, August 11, 2017
  2. Two Years Post-Merge, Cozen O'Connor Hitting Growth Goals in Labor Practice, Cozen O’Connor, August 11, 2017
  3. Drop Shipped Goods Failed to Qualify for Administrative Expense Priority in Bankruptcy, Cozen O’Connor, August 11, 2017
  4. UPS Agrees to $2 Million Settlement in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, Cozen O’Connor, August 11, 2017
  5. Jolie, Pitt Wise to Keep Quiet, Celebrity Family Lawyer Says, Blank Rome, August 11, 2017
  6. Siew Kam Boon Joins Dechert’s Corporate Practice in Singapore, Dechert, August 11, 2017
Texas Press Releases

  1. England Chosen for Leadership Dallas Class of 2018, Haynes and Boone, August 11, 2017
  2. David Siegal Named American Lawyer Litigator of the Week, Haynes and Boone, August 11, 2017
  3. Ranger Energy Services, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering, Vinson & Elkins, August 11, 2017
  4. Huntsman Subsidiary Venator Materials PLC Completes IPO, Vinson & Elkins, August 11, 2017
  5. Monica Blacker Leaves Jackson Walker to Pursue New Opportunity Promoting the Advancement of Women, Jackson Walker, August 11, 2017
  6. Akin Gump Advises on Solar Power Deal Shortlisted for IFLR Middle East Awards 2017, Akin Gump, August 11, 2017
  7. V&E Wins Significant Endangered Species Act Ruling, Vinson & Elkins, August 11, 2017
  8. Gardere Once Again Receives an ‘A’ Grade on Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card, Gardere & Wynne, August 11, 2017
  9. Bryan Neal Mentioned in Law360 on BNSF Win, Thompson & Knight, August 11, 2017
  10. T&K Mentioned in Cision on ABN AMRO Credit Facility, Thompson & Knight, August 11, 2017
Washington DC Press Releases

  1. Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Advises Acuity Investments LLP on Acquisition of the Outsourcing, Consulting Businesses of Pro Global Insurance Services Plc, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, August 11, 2017
  2. Covington Wins Two American Lawyer Global Legal Awards, Covington Burling, August 11, 2017
  3. Law360 Covers ABA’s Yates Memo Panel Featuring Mike Miller, Jason Weinstein, Steptoe & Johnson, August 11, 2017
  4. Politico Quotes Marc Spitzer on Delays at FERC Due to Vacancies, Steptoe & Johnson, August 11, 2017
Eastern US News

  1. Orrick hires IP trial partner - IPPro The Internet, (K & L Gates), August 12, 2017
  2. Tech pro joins Orrick - CDR News Magazine, (K & L Gates), August 12, 2017
Eastern US Press Releases

  1. Experts weigh in on what Atlanta needs to become a top-tier tech startup hub, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Nelson Mullins, August 11, 2017
  2. Jacksonville Attorneys Participate in Veterans Pro Bono Project, Nelson Mullins, August 11, 2017
  3. Womble Carlyle’s Morgan Patterson Discusses Municipal Bankruptcy Cases at ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Womble Carlyle, August 11, 2017
  4. FCA Comments on the Extraterritorial Effect of MiFID II, K & L Gates, August 11, 2017
  5. 3 Questions After DC Circ. Sinks EPA Ban On HFCs (Shannon Broome quoted), Hunton & Williams, August 11, 2017
  6. Hunton & Williams Advises the Underwriters on a Southwestern Public Service Company First Mortgage Bonds Offering, Hunton & Williams, August 11, 2017
  7. Greenberg Traurig Sponsors San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Greenberg Traurig, August 11, 2017
  8. Hunton & Williams Advises Duke Energy Corporation in $1.75 billion Aggregate Principal Amount Senior Notes Offering, Hunton & Williams, August 11, 2017
  9. Bangkok Office Holds First Seminar on Cybersecurity, Hunton & Williams, August 11, 2017
  10. Greenberg Traurig to be Honored at The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards, Greenberg Traurig, August 11, 2017
Central US News

  1. Energy Lawyer Marvin T. Griff Joins Thompson Hine's Corporate Practice in Washington, DC - Business Wire (press release), (Thompson Hine), August 12, 2017
Central US Press Releases

  1. Don't Tromp Through the Crime Scene - How to Respond to a Data Breach, Husch Blackwell Sanders, August 14, 2017
  2. Recent Case Law Developments Impact Claims of Unpaid Suppliers for Goods Delivered Immediately Prior to Customer Bankruptcy, August 2017, Dickinson Wright, August 11, 2017
  3. Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 7, August 11, 2017, Dickinson Wright, August 11, 2017
  4. Diana Parks Named Co-Chair of Dorsey’s Public-Private Partnership Industry Group, Dorsey & Whitney, August 11, 2017
  5. Dorsey Partner Eric Troutman Discusses Partially Revoking TCPA Consent, Dorsey & Whitney, August 11, 2017
  6. Eric Baisden, William Alleman Jr., and Michael Barrie mentioned in Law360 | Murray Energy Says ACLU Doesn't Belong In John Oliver Suit, Benesch, August 11, 2017
  7. Kevin Margolis, Jared Oakes, and Jeff Wild mentioned in Law360 | Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q2, Benesch, August 11, 2017
  8. Rhonda Thomas listed in Crain’s Chicago Business among ‘Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago’, Thompson Coburn, August 11, 2017
  9. Camille Bent Joins Bankruptcy Committee of New York City Bar Association, Baker Hostetler, August 11, 2017
  10. Michael Sabella Accepted into ABA Business Law Fellows Program, Baker Hostetler, August 11, 2017
  11. New Counsel in Bryan Cave’s Atlanta Office Enhances Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice, Bryan Cave, August 11, 2017

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INTERNATIONAL FIRM NEWS

Canada News

  1. CI Financial acquires leading independent Canadian investment ... - Canada NewsWire (press release), (Blake Cassels), August 11, 2017
United Kingdom News

  1. $250m wind farm reaches financial close with HSF, G+T aid - Australasian Lawyer, (Herbert Smith), August 14, 2017
  2. Freshfields posts uncharacteristically low trainee retention rate - Legal Cheek (blog), (Allen & Overy), August 12, 2017
  3. Tech pro joins Orrick - CDR News Magazine, (Clifford Chance), August 11, 2017
  4. HSF fields international team for US$1.86bn telco deal - Australasian Lawyer, (Herbert Smith), August 11, 2017
United Kingdom Press Releases

  1. Ashurst advises Morrisons on long-term supply chain partnership with McColl's, Ashurst, August 14, 2017
  2. KWM launches Indigenous mentoring program with Walanga Muru – Macquarie University, King & Wood Mallesons (SJ Berwin), August 14, 2017
  3. Big Data: Italian Authorities launch joint investigation on Competition and Privacy issues, Eversheds Sutherland (International), August 11, 2017
  4. Proskauer Advises GIC on Its Acquisition of Rothesay Life Shares From Goldman Sachs, Proskauer: London, August 11, 2017
  5. What challenges does infrastructure face as an asset class?, Burges Salmon, August 11, 2017
  6. Allen & Overy advises KeyBank and KKR Capital Markets on $770 million financing for acquisition by Zep, Inc., Allen & Overy, August 11, 2017
  7. Firm advises on significant retail bond issuance by LendInvest, Simmons & Simmons, August 11, 2017
  8. Linklaters advises Anglian Water on debut issuance of Green Bonds, the first by a UK utility, Linklaters, August 11, 2017
  9. Freshfields advises Japan Tobacco International on US$1bn acquisition of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika and PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara, Freshfields, August 11, 2017
Australia News

  1. $800m redevelopment, $722.5m sale proceed with HSF's aid - Australasian Lawyer, (Freehills), August 11, 2017
Australia Press Releases

  1. KWM launches Indigenous mentoring program with Walanga Muru – Macquarie University, King & Wood Mallesons, August 14, 2017
  2. Finance experts advise Real I.S. on A$174 million property refinance, Herbert Smith Freehills, August 13, 2017

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VENDOR NEWS

Legal Vendor / Consultant News

  1. Litéra Transforms Document Automation Cloud Capabilities, Litera, August 14, 2017
  2. Nuix Web Review & Analytics Fact Sheet, Nuix, August 14, 2017
  3. Litéra Launches Two-In-One App for Android Mobile Devices, Litera, August 13, 2017
  4. nQueue’s InfoRoute Ready for SCOTUS, nQueue Billback: Current News, August 11, 2017
  5. Rick Hellers, nQueue President & CEO weighs in on ILTA with an open letter to its CEO and Board of Directors, nQueue Billback: Current News, August 11, 2017
  6. Shook Lin & Bok LLP Latest APAC Firm to Select 3E from Thomson Reuters Elite, Thomson Elite: Press Releases, August 11, 2017

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