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Big Deals

  1. KKR completes take-private PharMerica acquisition - PE Hub (blog), (Weil Gotshal), December 8, 2017
  2. GCP and PSP Capital acquire Beachfront Media - PE Hub (blog), (Katten Muchin Rosenman), December 7, 2017
  3. Sierra Wireless, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Numerex Corp. - Business Wire (press release), (Skadden Arps), December 7, 2017
  4. Entellus Medical (ENTL) to be Acquired by Stryker (SYK) for $24 Per Share in Cash - StreetInsider.com, (Latham & Watkins), December 7, 2017
Attorney Moves

  1. Ohio InsurTech Startup Root Insurance Adds Allison as General Counsel - Insurance Journal, (General Counsel), December 8, 2017
  2. Chubb Appoints Tracey Laws Global Government and Industry ... - PR Newswire (press release), (General Counsel), December 7, 2017
  3. Ryan Metzing Joins Ice Miller LLP as Director of Aerospace & Defense Services, Ice Miller, December 7, 2017
  4. Shefali Shah to Join Avaya as SVP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel - GovConWire, (Weil Gotshal), December 8, 2017
  5. Antitrust expert joins Arnold & Porter in LA - CDR News Magazine, (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer), December 7, 2017
  6. Mayer Brown Insurance Duo Decamp to Dentons - Law.com, (Mayer Brown; Dentons; Dewey & LeBoeuf), December 7, 2017
Technology

  1. The Next Phase of Legal Technology Has Already Been Built - Above the Law, December 7, 2017

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AmLaw Daily (Law.com)

  1. RICO Class Action Ties Boies, K&L Gates To 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise', December 8, 2017
  2. Christie Nominates 19 to Superior Court, 1 to Tax Court, December 8, 2017
  3. Dr. Phil and Son Developing TV Comedy Based on SMU Law School Experience, December 8, 2017
  4. Here Are The Ten Highest Paid Female GCs In The U.S., December 7, 2017
Legal Week

  1. McDermott sued by investment manager over claims of fraudulent misrepresentation, December 7, 2017
  2. CMS enters fray with hire of London Sedgwick partner, December 7, 2017
  3. Addleshaw Goddard and Ashurst win roles as GVC takes £3.9bn punt on Ladbrokes Coral, December 7, 2017
Lawyer News

  1. HSF loses top spot as firm with the most FTSE 100 clients, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 8, 2017
  2. Ropes’ management changes are a smart move for London, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 8, 2017
  3. Scottish lawyer sparks quarrel with attempt to trade mark “legal engineer”, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 8, 2017
  4. Sidley Austin chair to step down after four years in charge, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  5. Boies Schiller and K&L Gates brought into Weinstein class action fray, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  6. Ladbrokes calls on Ashurst to lead on £4bn merger offer from GVC, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  7. Hungarian Competition Act amended, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  8. FIDIC construction ‘contracts of choice’ updated, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  9. Ireland: class actions on the agenda after mortgage scandal, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  10. Tackling ‘push payments’ fraud, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  11. Hungary’s new merger control investigation tool, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017
  12. EU issues tax jurisdiction blacklist, TheLawyer.com: Latest News, December 7, 2017

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US FIRM NEWS

Atlanta Press Releases

  1. Dentons advises McArthurGlen Group on a new £160 million joint venture in Cannock, Dentons (McKenna Long), December 8, 2017
  2. Kilpatrick Townsend Counsels Audubon Savings Bank in Merger with William Penn Bank, Kilpatrick Townsend, December 7, 2017
  3. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 Recognizes King & Spalding Among the Region’s Top Firms, King & Spalding, December 7, 2017
  4. Transwestern Joint Venture with JDM Partners Completes Sale-Leaseback Transaction Involving 2-Million-Square-Foot State Farm Campus, King & Spalding, December 7, 2017
  5. King & Spalding Advises on Ground Lease Securitization, King & Spalding, December 7, 2017
  6. Dentons team secures California Supreme Court pro bono victory for sexual assault victim, Dentons (McKenna Long), December 7, 2017
  7. Dentons, the world's largest law firm, announces new leadership roles at Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Ventures, Dentons (McKenna Long), December 7, 2017
Boston Press Releases

  1. Foley Hoag Attorneys Neil Austin, Christopher Hart and Kelly Caiazzo Receive Friend of Justice Award from MACDL, Foley Hoag, December 7, 2017
  2. Sentencing in Alford Plea for John Huffington Concludes More Than 32 Years of Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment, Ropes & Gray, December 7, 2017
  3. Ropes & Gray Represents Benefit Street Partners LLC in $55 Million Second Lien Financing to US Salt, LLC, Ropes & Gray, December 7, 2017
  4. EDTX & NDTX Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2017, Fish & Richardson, December 7, 2017
  5. In Managed Care Magazine, Health Care Co-Chair Discusses Expectations for 2018 Value-Based Care, Ropes & Gray, December 7, 2017
  6. In Bloomberg BNA, Health Care Partner Addresses Improper Medicare Payments, Ropes & Gray, December 7, 2017
California News

  1. Entellus Medical (ENTL) to be Acquired by Stryker (SYK) for $24 Per Share in Cash - StreetInsider.com, (Latham & Watkins), December 7, 2017
California Press Releases

  1. Littler Global Member Godoy Córdoba Abogados Adds Andrés DaCosta Herrera in Colombia, Littler Mendelson, December 7, 2017
  2. Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities Serve as Joint Book-Running Managers for Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.'s Public Offering Of Class A Common Stock, Paul Hastings, December 7, 2017
  3. Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Advises American Securities in $875 Million Sale of SeaStar Solutions to Dometic Group, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, December 7, 2017
  4. Kilpatrick Townsend Counsels Audubon Savings Bank in Merger with William Penn Bank, Kilpatrick Townsend, December 7, 2017
  5. Orrick Advises Aaron on Sale of 2000-Bed Hostel to A&O Hotels and Hostels, Orrick, December 7, 2017
  6. Class Action Filed Against NY Court Officials on Behalf of Low-Income Parents Denied Child Support Justice in Family Court, Orrick, December 7, 2017
  7. Morrison & Foerster Advises Wentworth Management in Acquisition of PKS, Morrison & Foerster: News, December 7, 2017
Chicago News

  1. Mayer Brown Insurance Duo Decamp to Dentons - Law.com, (Mayer Brown; Dentons), December 7, 2017
  2. GCP and PSP Capital acquire Beachfront Media - PE Hub (blog), (Katten Muchin Rosenman), December 7, 2017
Chicago Press Releases

  1. Dentons advises McArthurGlen Group on a new £160 million joint venture in Cannock, Dentons, December 8, 2017
  2. Kenneth Lore Quoted on House Tax Bill and Its Effect on Affordable Housing, Katten Muchin Rosenman, December 7, 2017
  3. Kate Saracene Featured in Law360, Katten Muchin Rosenman, December 7, 2017
  4. Excise Tax on Compensation Paid by Tax-Exempt Organizations Under Pending Tax Bill, Chapman and Cutler, December 7, 2017
  5. Aggregate Coverage Argument Falls Apart with Policy Language, Clausen Miller, December 7, 2017
  6. 2017 DRI Annual Meeting: Appellate Advocacy Committee CLE Panel Presentation Highlights, Clausen Miller, December 7, 2017
  7. Employee Can’t Claim Emotional Distress Based on Workplace Harassment, Clausen Miller, December 7, 2017
  8. Senior Partner Amy Paulus Named Leading Civil Defense Lawyer, Clausen Miller, December 7, 2017
  9. DJI Refutes Idea It Is Providing Information to the Chinese Government, McDermott Will, December 7, 2017
  10. IOP-Backed Alexandria Buys Rival Wood Products Manufacturer, McDermott Will, December 7, 2017
  11. The Tax Bill Cometh: Moves To Consider Before 2018 Arrives, Gould & Ratner, December 7, 2017
  12. Mayer Brown receives Washington Council of Lawyers’ 2017 Law Firm Award, Mayer Brown, December 7, 2017
  13. Mayer Brown advises CBRE on the only UK CMBS transaction of 2017, Mayer Brown, December 7, 2017
  14. Mayer Brown advises on €144 million Italian CMBS transaction, Mayer Brown, December 7, 2017
  15. Michael Schmidtberger Elected Chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee, Sidley Austin, December 7, 2017
  16. Kirkland & Ellis Advises Vitruvian Partners on the Acquisition of Technogroup, Kirkland & Ellis, December 7, 2017
  17. Dentons team secures California Supreme Court pro bono victory for sexual assault victim, Dentons, December 7, 2017
  18. Dentons, the world's largest law firm, announces new leadership roles at Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Ventures, Dentons, December 7, 2017
New York News

  1. KKR completes take-private PharMerica acquisition - PE Hub (blog), (Weil Gotshal), December 8, 2017
  2. Shefali Shah to Join Avaya as SVP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel - GovConWire, (Weil Gotshal), December 8, 2017
  3. Mayer Brown Insurance Duo Decamp to Dentons - Law.com, (Dewey & LeBoeuf), December 7, 2017
  4. Sierra Wireless, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Numerex Corp. - Business Wire (press release), (Skadden Arps), December 7, 2017
New York Press Releases

  1. Clifford Chance advises Ruentex Group on US$2.88 billion sale of 36.16% stake in Sun Art Retail Group to Alibaba, Clifford Chance, December 8, 2017
  2. Lee and Burns Defend Legal Malpractice Action, Obtain Complete Defense Verdict, Wilson Elser, December 7, 2017
  3. Cahill Represents Lead Arrangers in $1.08 Billion Credit Facilities for Mitchell International, Inc., Cahill Gordon, December 7, 2017
  4. Cahill Represents Lead Arrangers in $600 Million Credit Facilities for Lighthouse Network, LLC, Cahill Gordon, December 7, 2017
  5. Cahill Represents Lead Arrangers in Repricing of $2,283 Million Credit Facility for Univar USA Inc., Cahill Gordon, December 7, 2017
  6. Proskauer Advises on Private Equity Investment in Growing Ophthalmology Sector, Proskauer Rose, December 7, 2017
  7. Star Bulk Closes $50 Million Bond Offering, Paul Weiss, December 7, 2017
  8. Andeavor Logistics Completes $2.35 Billion of SEC-Registered Securities Transactions, Sullivan & Cromwell, December 7, 2017
  9. Altran Group Announces $2 Billion Acquisition of Aricent, Sullivan & Cromwell, December 7, 2017
  10. Fiera Capital to Acquire Management of City National Rochdale Emerging Markets Fund, Kramer Levin, December 7, 2017
  11. Lee Wolosky Joins Board of National Center for Law and Economic Justice, Boies Schiller, December 7, 2017
  12. A Look Back At Key 2017 Sports Cases — And What's Ahead, Boies Schiller, December 7, 2017
  13. Cahill Represents Agents in $800 Million First Lien Senior Secured Credit Facilities for CONSOL Energy Inc., Cahill Gordon, December 7, 2017
  14. SRZ Insights: AML and Cybersecurity, Schulte Roth, December 7, 2017
  15. SRZ Insights: Federal Registration and State Licensing of Cryptocurrency Businesses, Schulte Roth, December 7, 2017
  16. SRZ Insights: Regulatory Considerations for Investments in the Digital Assets Space, Schulte Roth, December 7, 2017
  17. SRZ Insights: Smart Contracts, Schulte Roth, December 7, 2017
  18. Clifford Chance advises Carrefour on its cooperation agreement with Fnac Darty in purchasing domestic appliances and consumer electronics in France, Clifford Chance, December 7, 2017
  19. Weil Secures Critical Early Victories for Showtime Networks in Boxing Match Consumer Fraud MDL, Weil Gotshal, December 7, 2017
  20. Shearman & Sterling Advises on Thomas Cook's €400 Million High Yield Bond Offering, Shearman & Sterling, December 7, 2017
  21. White & Case Advises Santander on €850 Million Consumer Loans Securitisation, White & Case, December 7, 2017
  22. Mugabe's Downfall Gives Zimbabwe a Golden Opportunity, White & Case, December 7, 2017
  23. CNN Features Op-Ed by Craig Newman: “Why the world needs a NATO for cyberwarfare”, Patterson Belknap, December 7, 2017
Philadelphia Press Releases

  1. Matthew J. Lund Appointed President of the Court Historical Society for U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Michigan, Pepper Hamilton, December 7, 2017
  2. Memo from NLRB General Counsel Reveals New Priorities, with Encouraging Signs for Universities [Labor & Employment Alert], Cozen O’Connor, December 7, 2017
  3. Workplace sexual harassment and the culture of silence, Cozen O’Connor, December 7, 2017
  4. U.S. Department of Justice Announces Revised FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, Drinker Biddle, December 7, 2017
  5. Duane Morris Partner Paul Josephson Named Senior Advisor to N.J. Governor-Elect Murphy's Transition2018 Team, Duane Morris, December 7, 2017
  6. Insurers Beware: New York Rules May Apply to Policies Neither Issued nor Delivered in State [Global Insurance Alert], Cozen O’Connor, December 7, 2017
  7. The New EU Privacy Law, General Data Protection Regulation — What A Non-EU Company Should Know [Intellectual Property Alert], Cozen O’Connor, December 7, 2017
  8. $28M Philly Xarelto Verdict Ripe For Reversal, Attys Say, Cozen O’Connor, December 7, 2017
Texas Press Releases

  1. Bill Barrett Corp. Announces $649M Combination with Fifth Creek Energy, Vinson & Elkins, December 7, 2017
  2. Haynes and Boone Represents Endeavor in Senior Notes Offering and Tender Offers, Haynes and Boone, December 7, 2017
  3. IP-Video Blast: Legislation in the Aftermath of Alice 101, Baker Botts, December 7, 2017
  4. Corporate Attorney Jay Blackman Rejoins V&E as Counsel, Vinson & Elkins, December 7, 2017
  5. Updates and Highlights in the Mexican Energy Sector, November 2017, Haynes and Boone, December 7, 2017
Washington DC News

  1. Antitrust expert joins Arnold & Porter in LA - CDR News Magazine, (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer), December 7, 2017
Washington DC Press Releases

  1. Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Advises American Securities in $875 Million Sale of SeaStar Solutions to Dometic Group, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, December 7, 2017
  2. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 Recognizes Steptoe Practices and Lawyers, Steptoe & Johnson, December 7, 2017
  3. Proskauer Advises on Private Equity Investment in Growing Ophthalmology Sector, Proskauer: Washington, December 7, 2017
  4. Sharing Is Caring: DOL Issues New Proposed Rule on Tip Pooling, Arent Fox, December 7, 2017
  5. 5 Things to Watch as High Court Tackles AIA Reviews, Finnegan Henderson, December 7, 2017
  6. Second Patent Case at Supreme Court Could Have Big Impact, Finnegan Henderson, December 7, 2017
  7. Hogan Lovells advises Sedgwick on its acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, Hogan Lovells, December 7, 2017
Eastern US Press Releases

  1. New SEC Cyber Unit Obtains Emergency Action Against ICO, K & L Gates, December 7, 2017
  2. UK FCA Announces Next Sandbox Cohort, K & L Gates, December 7, 2017
  3. Exploiters of Overseas Workers Receive Record Fine of Over AUD500,000, K & L Gates, December 7, 2017
  4. McGuireWoods Romania Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Bucharest Office, McGuireWoods, December 7, 2017
  5. Elbert Lin Media Coverage on Christie v. NCAA, Hunton & Williams, December 7, 2017
  6. Corporate Counsel Rank McGuireWoods Among Client Service Elite for 12th Time, McGuireWoods, December 7, 2017
  7. Reed Smith obtains clearance for client OOCL in its $6.3bn acquisition by COSCO Shipping, Reed Smith, December 7, 2017
  8. Reed Smith’s Social Impact Finance Group Structures World’s First Cross-border Healthcare Impact Bond, Reed Smith, December 7, 2017
  9. Carlton Fields Attorney Rahul P. Ranadive Appointed to STEP Miami Branch’s Board of Directors, Carlton Fields, December 7, 2017
  10. International Law Bulletin - Vol. 21, No. 11, Nelson Mullins, December 7, 2017
Central US Press Releases

  1. Client Alert: Final Rule on Patent Agent-Client Privilege, Vorys, Sater, December 7, 2017
  2. Foley Team Negotiates $42,000 Settlement for Ousted Tenants in Pro Bono Wrongful Eviction Case, Foley & Lardner, December 7, 2017
  3. Attorneys' Attempt to Paint a Picture in Complicated Foreclosure Case Fails to Clarify Ownership, McGlinchey Stafford, December 7, 2017
  4. Can Tenants Challenge Property Tax Assessments?, Dickinson Wright, December 7, 2017
  5. Higher ed webinar series provides insider’s look at borrower defense rulemaking, Thompson Coburn, December 7, 2017
  6. Jeanne Hammerstrom featured in Crain's Cleveland Business | "CMO Jeanne Hammerstrom", Benesch, December 7, 2017
  7. Horton Named to Birmingham Business Journal's "Who's Who in Birmingham Health Care" List, Jones Walker, December 7, 2017
  8. Ryan Metzing Joins Ice Miller LLP as Director of Aerospace & Defense Services, Ice Miller, December 7, 2017
  9. FaegreBD Obtains ISO 27001 Certification of Information Security Management System, Faegre Baker Daniels, December 7, 2017
  10. Baker Donelson's Health Law Group Recognized by American Bar Association's Health Law Section, Baker, Donelson, December 7, 2017
  11. Olivieri Strikes a Balance Between Practice, Community Work, Michael Best, December 7, 2017
Western US Press Releases

  1. Craig O’Loughlin Joins Labor and Employment Group at Snell & Wilmer, Snell & Wilmer, December 7, 2017

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Canada News

  1. Sierra Wireless, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Numerex Corp. - Business Wire (press release), (Blake Cassels), December 7, 2017
  2. Blackstone acquires TITUS - PE Hub (blog), (Gowlings), December 7, 2017
Canada Press Releases

  1. AER Announces Increased Scrutiny and New Requirements for Licensees, Bennett Jones: Blogs, December 7, 2017
  2. Insuring Autonomous Vehicles in the Fabulous New, Bennett Jones: Blogs, December 7, 2017
  3. Calling all Fund Managers: January 30, 2018 is Closer Than You Think!, Borden Ladner: Publications, December 7, 2017
  4. BLG Partner Elected to ACTEC, Borden Ladner Gervais, December 7, 2017
  5. Glenn Ackerley featured in Daily Commercial News article about new Construction Act, WeirFoulds: In the Media, December 7, 2017
United Kingdom News

  1. Mayer Brown Insurance Duo Decamp to Dentons - Law.com, (Dentons), December 7, 2017
  2. Chinese firm acquires Lloyds Banking Group headquarters for undisclosed sum - Wiltshire Business, (Addleshaw Goddard), December 7, 2017
United Kingdom Press Releases

  1. Ashurst commended in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2018, Ashurst, December 8, 2017
  2. King & Wood Mallesons congratulates the industry in developing fees and costs disclosure guidance, King & Wood Mallesons (SJ Berwin), December 8, 2017
  3. Mary Padbury retires as Vice Chairman of Ashurst, Ashurst, December 7, 2017
  4. Trademark Talk │ Cayman Calling, Appleby, December 7, 2017
  5. How the UK's food safety and integrity regime might change post-Brexit, Burges Salmon, December 7, 2017
  6. Hogan Lovells advises Sedgwick on its acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, Hogan Lovells, December 7, 2017
  7. Ashurst advises Ladbrokes Coral on its potential acquisition by GVC Holdings, Ashurst, December 7, 2017
  8. Ashurst advises EQT Real Estate for the acquisition and financing of an office building in Paris (75013), Ashurst, December 7, 2017
Australia Press Releases

  1. King & Wood Mallesons congratulates the industry in developing fees and costs disclosure guidance, King & Wood Mallesons, December 8, 2017
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills advises Whitbread Insurance Group on its A$95 million sale to Steadfast, Herbert Smith Freehills, December 8, 2017
  3. Clayton Utz announces 1 January 2018 partner appointments, Clayton Utz, December 7, 2017
  4. A concerted leg up for companies and their advisers selling shares through bookbuilds, Clayton Utz, December 7, 2017

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VENDOR NEWS

Legal Vendor / Consultant News

  1. Policy Management in the Context of GDPR, Mitratech: Press Releases, December 7, 2017
  2. Podcast Transcript: Assessing Innovative Legal Design & Process with Bill Caraher of von Briesen & Roper, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, December 7, 2017
  3. Aderant Announces Major Upgrade to CompuLaw, Aderant: Media Releases, December 7, 2017

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