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TOP NEWS

Law Firm Mergers and New Offices

  1. White & Case Open in Uzbekistan - Leaders League (press release), (White & Case), February 16, 2018
Big Deals

  1. ABS update: Clifford Chance buys would-be ABS, private client firm enters regulation, PE-backed firms expand - Legal Futures, (Clifford Chance), February 19, 2018
  2. GE Capital's Acquisition of 24.99% Stake in YPF Energia Electrica - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Shearman & Sterling), February 19, 2018
  3. WMIH Corp's $3.8 Billion Merger with Nationstar Mortgage - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Akin Gump; Simpson Thacher; Davis Polk), February 19, 2018
  4. Digital First wins Boston Herald with $11.9M bid - Boston Herald, (Brown Rudnick), February 18, 2018
  5. Nordic Capital's Proposed Acquisition of Nordax - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Davis Polk), February 16, 2018
  6. Veritas Capital to Buy Public Sector Arm of PwC - HSToday, (Davis Polk), February 16, 2018
Attorney Moves

  1. Jackson Walker Acquires Two Laterals in Real Estate, Wealth Planning, Jackson Walker, February 16, 2018
  2. DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes new partner Robbie Grossman, DLA Piper (Canada), February 16, 2018
  3. Ashurst takes two partners from rivals - Australasian Lawyer, (Clifford Chance), February 18, 2018
  4. Winston & Strawn Adds Two Renowned Commercial Litigators - Oil and Gas Investor, (Winston & Strawn; Morgan Lewis), February 17, 2018
  5. Ex Quinn Emanuel partners Selendy and Gay open their new boutique today - Reuters, (Quinn Emanuel), February 16, 2018
  6. Lateral moves shake up Texas law firms - Houston Chronicle, (Shearman & Sterling; Foley & Lardner; White & Case; Katten Muchin Rosenman; Gardere Wynne; Andrews Kurth), February 17, 2018
  7. Quinn's right hire in Perth - CDR News Magazine, (Quinn Emanuel), February 16, 2018
Technology

  1. Top Five Legalweek 2018 Takeaways - This year's conference delivered a strong gauge for e-discovery vendors and ... - JD Supra (press release), February 18, 2018
  2. Here's the legal lowdown on document management software - ABA Journal, February 16, 2018

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PUBLICATIONS

AmLaw Daily (Law.com)

  1. Mueller's Team Charges Russian Nationals in US Election Interference, February 19, 2018
  2. Paul Weiss Posts Gains in Revenue, Profits as Lawyer Head Count Hits 1K, February 19, 2018
  3. Read the NLRB Memo Defending Google's Firing of James Damore, February 19, 2018
  4. MoFo Delivers Record Year for Revenue, Partner Profits, February 18, 2018
  5. Hogan Lovells Partners With Elevate to Offer Flexible Lawyering Service, February 17, 2018
  6. 'The Words of the President' Doom Trump Travel Ban, Fourth Circuit Says, February 17, 2018
  7. Quinn Unloads on Faith Gay: $100 Million for 'Ingratitude' and 'Deception', February 16, 2018
Legal Week

  1. Quinn chief hits out at departing partner over 'stealthy' exit and 'saccharine' farewell email, February 18, 2018
  2. Paul Weiss and Milbank post rising revenue and PEP as US results continue to roll in, February 18, 2018
  3. Jones Day antitrust chief set for Skadden move as partner exits continue, February 16, 2018
  4. BLP to launch in Southampton with double partner hire from Womble Bond Dickinson, February 16, 2018
  5. Clyde & Co launches base in Oman through associated office tie-up, February 16, 2018
  6. The Transfer Window: hires for Linklaters, Dentons and Norton Rose Fulbright, February 16, 2018
Lawyer News

  1. Exclusive: Dentons pension dispute thwarts ex-managing partner’s move to Clydes, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 19, 2018
  2. Clifford Chance deploys full-time team to Kira development, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 19, 2018
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright PE partner exits for Proskauer, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 19, 2018
  4. Sidley Austin is latest US firm to report double-digit City growth, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  5. Exclusive: BLP opens third UK office with Womble Bond hires, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  6. US private equity trio face off in billion-dollar Wyndham sale, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  7. New Montenegrin law seeks to modernise the tourism and hospitality industry, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  8. Disputes Matter – February 2018, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  9. Legal privilege upheld in internal investigation, but no retreat from ENRC, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  10. Government amends indexation provisions of CIL Regulations, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  11. Luxembourg: a jurisdiction of choice for the maritime industry, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018
  12. Loyens & Loeff Seminar ‘BEPS is picking up steam’ 2018, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, February 16, 2018

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Atlanta Press Releases

  1. Realities of Trump-Era NLRB, Fisher & Philips, February 16, 2018
  2. Employment Law Expert Advises Companies on Legal Risks of Job Title Inflation, Fisher & Philips, February 16, 2018
  3. 175 Dentons lawyers ranked in Chambers Global 2018, Dentons (McKenna Long), February 16, 2018
  4. Alston & Bird Adds Two Prominent Corporate Partners in Atlanta, Dallas, Alston & Bird, February 16, 2018
Boston News

  1. Digital First wins Boston Herald with $11.9M bid - Boston Herald, (Brown Rudnick), February 18, 2018
Boston Press Releases

  1. Crescent Moran Chasteen Named a Trustee of the Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, Nutter McClennen, February 16, 2018
  2. Mintz Levin’s Gauri Punjabi Named a Fellow by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Mintz Levin, February 16, 2018
  3. The Week at Ropes & Gray: Three Major Transactions; Developments in Private Equity and Investment Management; Addressing Patent Litigation and Data Security Issues at the Sedona Conference; Partner Recognized for Work in Latin America; Prestigious Rankings for Our Global Practices, Ropes & Gray, February 16, 2018
California News

  1. Quinn's right hire in Perth - CDR News Magazine, (Quinn Emanuel), February 16, 2018
  2. Ex Quinn Emanuel partners Selendy and Gay open their new boutique today - Reuters, (Quinn Emanuel), February 16, 2018
California Press Releases

  1. Orrick Advises Limak Cement on Financing of Ivory Coast Facility, Orrick, February 16, 2018
  2. Orrick Continues to Advise Seadrill Partners on Restructuring Efforts, Orrick, February 16, 2018
  3. Manatt Triumps in Eminent Domain Lawsuit Against the United States, Manatt, Phelps, February 16, 2018
  4. How Fans of BTS, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & More Are Changing Music Marketing, Loeb & Loeb, February 16, 2018
  5. Keeping ‘Super Bowl’ Trademark Safe Full-Time Job, Loeb & Loeb, February 16, 2018
  6. Congress urged to adopt national data breach standard, Morrison & Foerster: News, February 16, 2018
  7. Luetkemeyer Mulls National Standard Bill for Data Privacy, Morrison & Foerster: News, February 16, 2018
  8. Newman’s Own Foundation Pushes Through Exception to Private Foundation Excess Business Holding Rules, Loeb & Loeb, February 16, 2018
Chicago News

  1. Winston & Strawn Adds Two Renowned Commercial Litigators - Oil and Gas Investor, (Winston & Strawn), February 17, 2018
  2. Lateral moves shake up Texas law firms - Houston Chronicle, (Foley & Lardner; Katten Muchin Rosenman), February 17, 2018
Chicago Press Releases

  1. David S. Weinstein Discusses Criminal Defense Strategies Following Mass School Shooting in Florida, Hinshaw & Culbertson, February 16, 2018
  2. The Heart of the Matter 2017 Report, Jenner & Block, February 16, 2018
  3. Mayer Brown advises on transaction named 2017 Project Finance Deal of the Year by GFC Media Group, Mayer Brown, February 16, 2018
  4. NGE welcomes Marlon Lutfiyya as Director of Talent & Diversity, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, February 16, 2018
  5. Katten Attorneys in Southern California Honored on Super Lawyers List, Katten Muchin Rosenman, February 16, 2018
  6. 175 Dentons lawyers ranked in Chambers Global 2018, Dentons, February 16, 2018
  7. Dentons to advise Poland’s Ministry of Investment and Development on construction of energy-efficient kindergartens, Dentons, February 16, 2018
  8. Dentons to counsel the Ministry of Investment and Development and the Ministry of Sport and Tourism on the largest PPP project in Poland, Dentons, February 16, 2018
  9. Hinshaw Partner David Alfini Elected as Board Chair of StartOut Chicago Program, Hinshaw & Culbertson, February 16, 2018
  10. DLA Piper advises Sole Source Capital in acquisition of majority interest in Premier Flow Control, DLA Piper, February 16, 2018
  11. DLA Piper recognized as a global and national leader in M&A, private equity and venture capital by PitchBook, DLA Piper, February 16, 2018
  12. Mark Lies quoted in Inside Towers, Seyfarth Shaw, February 16, 2018
  13. Three Schiff Attorneys Join 2018 LCLD Leadership Programs, Schiff Hardin, February 16, 2018
  14. Schiff Hardin Announces New Executive Committee, Eisenstein Re-Elected as Managing Partner, Schiff Hardin, February 16, 2018
New York News

  1. ABS update: Clifford Chance buys would-be ABS, private client firm enters regulation, PE-backed firms expand - Legal Futures, (Clifford Chance), February 19, 2018
  2. WMIH Corp's $3.8 Billion Merger with Nationstar Mortgage - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Simpson Thacher; Davis Polk), February 19, 2018
  3. GE Capital's Acquisition of 24.99% Stake in YPF Energia Electrica - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Shearman & Sterling), February 19, 2018
  4. Ashurst takes two partners from rivals - Australasian Lawyer, (Clifford Chance), February 18, 2018
  5. Lateral moves shake up Texas law firms - Houston Chronicle, (Shearman & Sterling; White & Case), February 17, 2018
  6. Nordic Capital's Proposed Acquisition of Nordax - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Davis Polk), February 16, 2018
  7. White & Case Open in Uzbekistan - Leaders League (press release), (White & Case), February 16, 2018
  8. Veritas Capital to Buy Public Sector Arm of PwC - HSToday, (Davis Polk), February 16, 2018
New York Press Releases

  1. Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Branding the Medicine, Wilson Elser, February 17, 2018
  2. Memo Restricts Use of Sub-Regulatory Agency Guidance Documents in DOJ Cases, Willkie Farr: Publications, February 16, 2018
  3. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Issues $1.36 Billion in Five Classes of Earthquake Catastrophe Bonds, Sullivan & Cromwell, February 16, 2018
  4. BSF Sponsors Steven Tyler's Grammy Party to Benefit Janie's Fund, Boies Schiller, February 16, 2018
  5. Weil Featured in Law360 “How They Won It” Series, Weil Gotshal, February 16, 2018
  6. Weil is committed to engaging as a responsible corporate citizen in the communities where we live and work. Learn more., Weil Gotshal, February 16, 2018
  7. Firm Secures Summary Judgment Win for The Hershey Company in Slack-Fill Case, Patterson Belknap, February 16, 2018
  8. Reminder: Annual Update of Form ADV and Annual Requirement to Confirm Status of Investors Under the New Issue Rules, Willkie Farr: Publications, February 16, 2018
  9. VTB Infrastructure to Acquire Stake in Magnit, Skadden Arps, February 16, 2018
  10. Benchmark Litigation Names George Cary Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Cleary Gottlieb, February 16, 2018
  11. Weil Advised Walter in its Emergence from Chapter 11, Weil Gotshal, February 16, 2018
Philadelphia News

  1. Winston & Strawn Adds Two Renowned Commercial Litigators - Oil and Gas Investor, (Morgan Lewis), February 16, 2018
Philadelphia Press Releases

  1. Disclosure of Certain Private Information on Facebook Account Allowed by New York Court of Appeals [Global Insurance Alert], Cozen O’Connor, February 16, 2018
  2. Cozen O'Connor Gets New Miami and Manhattan Leaders in Leadership Shuffle, Cozen O’Connor, February 16, 2018
Texas News

  1. WMIH Corp's $3.8 Billion Merger with Nationstar Mortgage - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Akin Gump), February 19, 2018
  2. Lateral moves shake up Texas law firms - Houston Chronicle, (Gardere Wynne; Andrews Kurth), February 16, 2018
Texas Press Releases

  1. The Dallas Morning News Publishes Op-Ed by Mark MacDougall and Abigail Kohlman on New Death Penalty Legislation, Akin Gump, February 17, 2018
  2. Jackson Walker Acquires Two Laterals in Real Estate, Wealth Planning, Jackson Walker, February 16, 2018
  3. Naomi Moore Quoted by Bloomberg on India’s Bankruptcy Overhaul, Akin Gump, February 16, 2018
  4. Skidmore for Law360: How Corporate Policyholders Can Prepare For Earthquakes, Haynes and Boone, February 16, 2018
  5. Whitney Remily and Maudess Fulton Chosen for Diversity Leadership Programs, Haynes and Boone, February 16, 2018
  6. Tidewater Logistics Announces Investment by Funds Affiliated with Apollo Global Management, Vinson & Elkins, February 16, 2018
  7. Quintana Energy Services Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering, Vinson & Elkins, February 16, 2018
  8. Lotus Midstream Secures $400M Capital Commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream, Vinson & Elkins, February 16, 2018
  9. Austin’s Patch News Speaks With Fred Sultan on City’s Sick Leave Ordinance, Gardere & Wynne, February 16, 2018
  10. T&K Attorneys Mentioned in Texas Lawbook on Double Eagle III’s Equity Commitments from Apollo Global Management, Thompson & Knight, February 16, 2018
  11. SEC Announces Examination Priorities for 2018, Haynes and Boone, February 16, 2018
  12. Fieldwood Energy Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Cases, Announces Gulf of Mexico Acquisition, Vinson & Elkins, February 16, 2018
  13. Norton Rose Fulbright advises on first UK Islamic RMBS transaction, Norton Rose Fulbright, February 16, 2018
  14. T&K Recognized by Chambers Global 2018, Thompson & Knight, February 16, 2018
Washington DC News

  1. WMIH Corp's $3.8 Billion Merger with Nationstar Mortgage - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Akin Gump), February 19, 2018
Washington DC Press Releases

  1. Commerce Issues 232 National Security Investigation Reports in Steel & Aluminum, Arent Fox, February 16, 2018
  2. Federal Trade Commission Update: Senate Hearings Reveal No Obvious Hurdles For Commissioner Nominees, WilmerHale: Publications, February 16, 2018
  3. Proskauer Advises Celgene Corporation in Its Acquisition of Juno Therapeutics, Proskauer: Washington, February 16, 2018
Eastern US Press Releases

  1. The Master Review Form Provides Insight into How the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Treats Eligible Subject Matter Rejections under § 101, K & L Gates, February 16, 2018
  2. Blockchain Energizer – Volume 22, K & L Gates, February 16, 2018
  3. Progress on the national opioid crisis, K & L Gates, February 16, 2018
  4. Joe Daniels interviewed on “Cryptocurrency, ICO & Blockchain Law in 2018,” which appeared on siskr.co, McCarter & English, February 16, 2018
  5. Miami to Consider 3 Major Projects, Including Mixed-Use Project (Renderings), Greenberg Traurig, February 16, 2018
  6. Hunton & Williams LLP Proudly Provides Pro Bono Legal Services to ChemoCars, Hunton & Williams, February 16, 2018
  7. 340B Update: Trump Administration’s 2019 Budget and White House Council of Economic Advisors Signal Further Changes to 340B Program, K & L Gates, February 16, 2018
  8. Gold Dome Report - February 15, 2018, Nelson Mullins, February 16, 2018
  9. Lowenstein Represents Motus GI Holdings, Inc., in $18 Million Medical Technology IPO, Lowenstein Sandler, February 16, 2018
  10. Williams Mullen Elects Four Board Members, Names New General Counsel, Williams Mullen, February 16, 2018
  11. Pro Bono Lawyer Spotlight: Peggy Ableman, Special Counsel, McCarter & English, February 16, 2018
Central US Press Releases

  1. How IP Litigation Will Be Impacted By New Technologies: AI, Smart Devices, and Cryptocurrencies, Dorsey & Whitney, February 16, 2018
  2. Austin City Council Passes Ordinance Mandating Paid Sick Leave, Husch Blackwell Sanders, February 16, 2018
  3. Honigman Has Record Year with More Than 265 Corporate Transactions in 2017, Honigman, February 16, 2018
  4. Mulcahy tireless in his pursuit of knowledge, community service, Michael Best, February 16, 2018
  5. California Case is the Latest to Address Whether Worker is an Independent Contractor of Employee, Stinson Leonard Street, February 16, 2018
  6. Waxman Establishes Mentorship Initiative at University of California San Diego, Foley & Lardner, February 16, 2018
  7. Partner Andrew King to Appear as Contestant on Jeopardy! Game Show, Kutak Rock, February 16, 2018
Western US Press Releases

  1. Adam Cohen Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel, Holland & Hart, February 16, 2018
  2. Dustin Berger Named Fellow of Information Privacy by International Association of Privacy Professionals, Holland & Hart, February 16, 2018

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Canada News

  1. Fonds de solidarité invests $5.75M in Immunovaccine - Private Capital Journal (press release) (blog), (McCarthy Tetrault), February 16, 2018
Canada Press Releases

  1. Relationship Building with Indigenous Needs More Than Cookie Cutter Approach, Torys: In the Media, February 16, 2018
  2. U.S. tax reform to bring double taxation to some Canadians – Financial Post, Osler, February 16, 2018
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright advises on first UK Islamic RMBS transaction, Norton Rose, February 16, 2018
  4. Former Senator Jerry Grafstein awarded Senate 150th Anniversary Medal, Minden Gross, February 16, 2018
  5. Nikiforos Iatrou rises in the rankings of Chambers Global 2018 for strength in Competition Law, WeirFoulds, February 16, 2018
  6. Davies Lawyers Peerless in Chambers Global 2018, Davies Ward, February 16, 2018
  7. Torys Among the Top Firms in Canada – Chambers Global 2018, Torys: News and Recognitions, February 16, 2018
United Kingdom News

  1. ABS update: Clifford Chance buys would-be ABS, private client firm enters regulation, PE-backed firms expand - Legal Futures, (Clifford Chance), February 19, 2018
  2. Norton Rose Fulbright PE partner exits for Proskauer - The Lawyer, (Norton Rose), February 19, 2018
  3. Ashurst takes two partners from rivals - Australasian Lawyer, (Clifford Chance; Ashurst; Norton Rose), February 18, 2018
  4. Clifford Chance takes two partners from rivals - Australasian Lawyer, (Ashurst), February 16, 2018
  5. Ashurst taps NRF, HWL Ebsworth for Canberra hires - Australasian Lawyer, (Ashurst; Norton Rose), February 16, 2018
  6. Winston & Strawn Adds Two Renowned Commercial Litigators - Oil and Gas Investor, (Norton Rose), February 16, 2018
United Kingdom Press Releases

  1. Will artificial intelligence take our jobs?, Burges Salmon, February 16, 2018
  2. Norton Rose Fulbright advises on first UK Islamic RMBS transaction, Norton Rose, February 16, 2018
  3. Fund Finance 2018 Bermuda Chapter, Appleby, February 16, 2018
  4. Ashurst advises on Stadium Group takeover, Ashurst, February 16, 2018
  5. Ashurst advises Arla Foods on acquisition of Yeo Valley Dairies, Ashurst, February 16, 2018
  6. Meet Ashurst during SuperReturn in Berlin, Ashurst, February 16, 2018
Australia News

  1. Ashurst takes two partners from rivals - Australasian Lawyer, (DLA Piper Australia), February 18, 2018
  2. Legal giant KWM expands Middle East dispute resolution team - Construction Week Online, (King & Wood Mallesons), February 18, 2018
  3. Clifford Chance takes two partners from rivals - Australasian Lawyer - Australasian Lawyer, (DLA Piper Australia), February 17, 2018
  4. Complex uranium company restructure succeeds with KWM's guidance - Australasian Lawyer, (King & Wood Mallesons), February 16, 2018
  5. Quinn's right hire in Perth - CDR News Magazine, (King & Wood Mallesons), February 16, 2018
Australia Press Releases

  1. Major changes to Australia's Therapeutic Goods Regime commence soon, Clayton Utz, February 18, 2018
  2. Media release: Allens advises Orora on corporate PPA, Allens Linklaters, February 18, 2018
  3. Ashurst advises on Stadium Group takeover, Ashurst (Blake Dawson), February 16, 2018
  4. Ashurst advises Arla Foods on acquisition of Yeo Valley Dairies, Ashurst (Blake Dawson), February 16, 2018
  5. Meet Ashurst during SuperReturn in Berlin, Ashurst (Blake Dawson), February 16, 2018

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VENDOR NEWS

Legal Vendor / Consultant News

  1. New Podcast: The Technology of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies with Judith Alison Lee of Gibson Dunn (Part 1), Legal Executive Institute: Blog, February 17, 2018
  2. Effective Compliance Program Hallmark 5 – Monitoring and Effectiveness, Mitratech: Press Releases, February 16, 2018
  3. Legalex 2018, nQueue Billback: Current News, February 16, 2018
  4. Onit to Participate in ACC Annual Chief Legal Officer Forum, Onit, February 16, 2018
  5. Thomson Reuters UK & Ireland Creates Women’s Leadership Program to Address Gender Inequality in the Legal Industry, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, February 16, 2018

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