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Four partners left the white-shoe outfit for the Magic Circle firm’s New York office.
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Four partners left the white-shoe outfit for the Magic Circle firm’s New York office.
The giant logistics real estate investment trust makes a strategic play by acquiring Pennsylvania-headquartered Liberty.
Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg will be co-managing partners from January 1 2020.
Litigator Amr Aly joins the firm in the Big Apple
The 3,000-lawyer firm, which pulled in almost $1.2bn in revenue last year, now has seven US offices.
McDermott Will & Emery snags two New York dealmakers
The 47th congregation of the IP Owners’ Association features a stellar line-up
In a 24-hour window, two new jumbo deals were ascribed to the white-shoe shop.
Moshe Malina is Associate General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel at Citigroup; he has been at the company for 15 years. He spoke to us about financial services innovation, develo...
Former engineer Manny Schechter has spent his entire career at IBM, the US’s top annual patentee; he is now its Chief Patent Counsel. He talks to Leaders League about patent litiga...
Holman Fenwick’s Houston office continues to grow, with the hire of Fernando Cano-Lasa.
The Chicago-headquartered firm attracts 20 lawyers to its L.A. office.
The Chicago-headquartered firm welcomes three lawyers to its New York and D.C. offices.
We talk to Jason Parkman, CEO of leading US lawtech company Mitratech, about industry challenges, the role of its investors, and how the company balances innovation and reliability...
It's no surprise that in the litigation-friendly USA, third-party funding of disputes is increasingly common. As more and more players of different kinds enter the market, we take ...
Mélida Hodgson joins from Foley Hoag
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Bentham IMF and Validity Finance make headline hires in New York
Experts in tech M&A and fintech head for pastures new
Litigation powerhouse loses legendary founding partner
The investment bank has brought on former deputy attorney-general Mark Filip to advise it on the 1MDB case
Leaders League is proud to present its rankings for M&A in the US for 2018.
We take the long view on the tech giant's colossal acquisition of open-source software company Red Hat.
International law firm HFW has bolstered its energy practice by hiring Derek J. Anchondo
Baker McKenzie recently added five highly regarded partners to its existing teams in California. Mark Goodman and Ethan Miller will operate out of the firm's San Francisco/Palo Alt...
Congratulations are in order for Margaret D’Amico, Rory Leraris, and Kara Mungovan who, on Cravath’s partner election night, were elected partners to fill seats in one of the most ...
On Thursday November 10th 2016 Arnold & Porter and New York's Kaye Scholer announced that they will merge in the New Year to create a new, 1000-lawyer firm. This marks the bigg...
The Alabama Junior United States Senator and member of the Republican Party was appointed by President-elect Donald Trump as attorney general on November 18th 2016.
MyComplianceOffice is a global compliance solutions provider. CEO Brian Fahey talks to us about compliance spending, how regulations can hamstring fintech start-ups, and the constr...
Mr. Verrilli, who is a former Jenner & Block partner and has argued 37 cases between 2011 and 2016 in front of the US Supreme Court, is going to be opening up a Munger Tolles &...
The US oil giant makes the energy sector’s first major transactional play of 2020.
Dechert’s newly elected CEO Henry Nassau, who began his term in July 2016, talks to Leaders League about his future plans, the firm’s organizational structure and how relationships...
US law firm leaders need to make bold, proactive changes in how legal services are delivered if they want to thrive in the rapidly-changing legal marketplace. Overall revenue acros...
Two IP giants combine in a major deal that raises questions for the IP management sector.
The transaction will create the world’s largest classifieds company.
The semiconductor manufacturer makes the US’s highest-value acquisition so far this year.
The ride giant will keep the food delivery app separate from its own for now.
The Magic Circle firm hires another esteemed white-shoe litigator in New York.
In a controversial move, the Trump administration has granted PE firms access to $5.6 trillion in pension money.
As the spread of coronavirus recedes in most of the world, could there be a greener path ahead?
This marks the alternative legal services provider’s first acquisition of a law firm’s asset.
The move will increase Just Eat Takeaway’s global customer base to 70 million.
The Palo Alto-based behemoth scored a convincing victory over the Taiwanese disc drive maker.
The CEO and president of the world’s biggest private equity fund Blackstone have said they are “deeply disturbed by the awful acts of racial injustice” recently experienced in the...
Tensions between federal, state and local governments have been in play since the 19th century. As lockdown lifts in the US, we look at how public health crises have brought these ...
An enormous fiscal stimulus proposal successfully passed through the Democrat-led House of Representatives but has no chance of making it through the Senate.
We look at the man who has headed the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984.
Wachtell suffers a rare defection as it loses an impressive young partner to the world’s highest-grossing law firm.
The Federal Reserve is ushering more medium-sizes businesses under its loan programme to keep the economy afloat.
Berkery Noyes is a private mid-market investment bank based in New York. We speak to managing partner James Berkery about M&A prospects during and after the coronavirus.
The Atlanta giant is one of the larger beneficiaries of the litigation boutique’s 2020 partner hemorrhage.
The most powerful man in the US has plunged his populace into not just mortal danger but chaos. We look at how.
This is unsurprising – but it’s a sign of choppy waters ahead for real estate more widely.
The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was dismissed after leaking a letter critical of the US government’s inaction.
The race for the cure hots up as the pharma giant lands a vaccine contract with the US government.
A historic $2.2 trillion package was ushered through the Upper House in record time.
At a time when healthcare is on everyone’s mind, the Chicago firm makes some choice hires.
Riverside Acceleration Capital (RAC), which is part of private equity fund The Riverside Company, has finalized an investment in patient access platform Keona Health, whose clients...
The US government’s new $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package will make more private equity funds’ portfolio companies eligible for small business loans, lawyers say.
This is the firm’s most high-profile move in the US since its merger talks with O’Melveny & Myers fell through.
With the mandated plummeting of economic activity, the Federal Reserve can only do so much.
It’s another premium life sciences M&A mandate for the Palo Alto-headquartered firm.
The latest in a series of recent NYC hires by the Chicago-headquartered firm.
We analyze the sector in a global context in light of 2019's biggest edtech deal.
Many people are saying that, at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting economies and societies across the world, strong leaders are now needed more than ever. With rega...
Law firm Proskauer has today announced the arrival of private equity partners James Lee and Jae Woo Park from K&L Gates.
We examine Congress’s latest investment package, designed to keep the nation afloat during the coronavirus crisis.
Kramer Levin has recruited Kirkland & Ellis’ New York-based private equity and M&A partner Adi Herman.
The Chicago-headquartered behemoth remains the world’s highest-grossing law firm.
The majority of institutional investors say the coronavirus outbreak is already having an “impact on their investment activity”, according to new research.
Real estate investment firm Madison International Realty has closed its latest investment vehicle Madison International Real Estate Liquidity Fund VII with commitments of $1.2 bill...
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the boards of private equity portfolio companies need to take action now in order to check the robustness of contingency plans, mitigate risks, t...
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and King & Spalding led on the deal.
Latham, Freshfields, Weil and Skadden all get a piece of the action.
Funds managed by Blackstone are to acquire a majority stake in HealthEdge, a technology business that provides next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) to heal...
Two seasoned partners move from the US’s highest-grossing firm to its biggest revenue rival.
Clifford Chance has today announced it has recruited Washington DC-based Peter J. Mucchetti as a partner in its Americas litigation & dispute resolution practice.
The litigator’s move is the latest in a series of defections from the Chicago-based behemoth.
It's the largest life sciences deal the US has seen so far this year.
Allen & Overy and Davis Polk & Wardwell, respectively, led on the deal.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s San Francisco office has recruited Kirkland & Ellis private equity partners Abtin Jalali and Chris Harding.
Cornerstone OnDemand has agreed a $1.4 billion deal to acquire Saba, the cloud-based recruitment and talent management platform provider.
Financial platform provider Intuit has agreed a $7.1 billion deal to acquire Credit Karma, the consumer technology platform with more than 100 million members in the US, Canada and...
The Chicago firm once again enjoyed rising revenues and profits.
Javier Rubinstein and two other partners have joined the arbitration powerhouse.
Blackstone has today announced that Joe Baratta, the firm’s global head of private equity, will join its board of directors.
New York-based private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners has appointed former Cupertino Electric CEO John Boncher as a strategic advisor.
Ashurst has opened an office in Los Angeles in an effort to capitalize on project finance work in the US transport and social infrastructure sectors.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher has hired Shearman & Sterling private equity partner Laura Friedrich, who was formerly global head of Shearman's investment funds team.
Greenberg Traurig has recruited Rodney Frelinghuysen, the former US Congressman from New Jersey, as a senior director in its government law & policy practice.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett was lead counsel on this HR mega-merger.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden led on the deal.
Hogan Lovells’ global revenue climbed 6 per cent to $2.25 billion in 2019, with the firm citing the financial institutions, life sciences, technology, media, telecoms and automotiv...
Law firm Sidley has announced that it has appointed María D. Meléndez as its new chief diversity officer.
What does it take to become partner at one of the world’s most prestigious firms? To tie in with the launch of our 2020 Litigation guides, we asked four new litigation partners at ...
Nixon Peabody has appointed Ilana Kameros as managing partner of the firm’s New York City office.
Holland & Knight has been recognized with the Outstanding Services Award by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Military Pro Bono Project.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Weil, Gotshal & Manges led on the deal.
Funds managed by affiliates of alternative investment manager Apollo Global Management have agreed to acquire pharmaceutical company Covis Pharma from an affiliate of alternative i...
RedBird Capital Partners and CJ Entertainment and Merchandising (CJ ENM) have made a $275 million investment in Skydance Media, the studio responsible for the Oscar-winning film Pa...
This copyright and trade secrets win is the firm’s biggest IP success so far this year.
This is a significant combination for the southeastern US.
We look at what's in store for the dozen litigators who have spun off their own shop from the renowned litigation firm.
Only three weeks into 2020, this is the third law firm merger featuring a prominent Philly firm.
The 750-lawyer Midwestern firm and the venerable Philly outfit combine in a merger of equals.
DWF is on the lookout for a US law firm to acquire after completing a deal to buy Spanish law firm RCD for €50.5 million.
If this news has your heart racing, Novartis will have you covered.
The acquisition is the year’s second-largest so far.
It’s the largest digital health deal of all time.
A slight dip in activity belies a busy global landscape of investor activism – a landscape that may be about to see some regulatory change.
We look at the rise of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and the chipmaker crucial to both.
It’s the largest deal of the year so far, and the largest in the history of the semiconductor sector, but it’s not out of the woods yet.
The deal marks Gilead’s largest-ever purchase, and its fourth major acquisition since the coronavirus pandemic began.
“The notorious RBG” was a liberal icon and a powerful voice, even in dissenting opinions. Her death raises a number of questions about what happens next for the Supreme Court.
It’s the year’s second-largest pharmaceuticals deal so far.
It’s the year’s largest energy deal so far.
The controversial Supreme Court nominee has now been confirmed by the Senate. We look at seven of her rulings and opinions across a range of areas.
It’s the firm’s largest new partner class in over 10 years.
As Biden inches ever closer to the presidency, we look at what his victory might entail for the US and for international relations.
Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election ensures that history has been made. Not only did he receive the most votes in US presidential election history but his triumph a...
H2 2020’s bumper crop of semiconductor megadeals continues.
We catch up with Alexandra Strick, founder and partner of legal marketing agency LETS Americas, to discuss legal marketing today, innovation in the legal market, and what makes LET...
The deal makes PNC the fifth-largest bank in the US.
HD Supply began life as a division of The Home Depot; after being spun off in 2007 and floating in 2013, it is now returning home.
The deal is the largest so far this year, in any sphere.
One of the five largest deals of the year, this is the culmination of a strong year for Slack.
It is the largest deal in AstraZeneca’s history, and the third-largest deal of 2020.
Blackstone is the largest private equity firm in the world. The CIO of its private equity division spoke to us about private equity returns versus public markets; ESG consideration...
The CEO of litigation funder Therium in the USA talks to us about the impact of Covid-19, the importance of enforcement, and predictions for the future.
The president-elect of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s International Court of Arbitration fills us in on the ICC’s ongoing attempts at reform, and her advice to young...
The highly respected arbitrator and mediator at ADR institute JAMS casts his eye over mediation trends, tells us what makes JAMS different, and walks us through a compelling mediat...
The two behemoth banks have elevated four senior executives – two of them women – that now have a shot at the top spot.
We profile the eccentric new CEO of Warner-Discovery.
To tie in with the launch of our 2021-'22 'Transactions & Deals' guide, we asked the five latest corporate partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore about their work at the firm,...
Global consulting firm AlixPartners has announced the completion of its acquisition of the business and assets of Galt & Company, which specializes in helping management teams ...
Global consulting firm Alix Partners has announced the promotion of three directors, Alexander Lee, Zach Li and Fernando Silva.
One of Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s many superb trial lawyers, and one of the best trial lawyers in America for complex cases, talks us through some of the firm’s most impressive ...
Law firm Winston & Strawn has expanded its services and opened an office in Miami with 12 partners.
Law firm Sidley has announced the incorporation of Juan Delgado as a global M&A and private equity partner in Miami in a bid to grow the practice.
Law firm Greenberg Traurig has announced the addition of Henry R. Roque as a shareholder in its Latin America practice in Miami.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has elected Jomarie Fredericks as its 2023 president, and as chair of its board of directors.
Global investigations firm Nardello & Co. has appointed Edgar Zurita as managing director, based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
Miami-based global law firm Diaz Reus International Law Firm (DRT) has announced the promotion of Evan J. Stroman to partner.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has added Luis O’Naghten as a partner in international arbitration and dispute resolution in Miami, where the firm is building an internation...