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The Careerist: Only Women and Wimps Work Part-Time

Pirvu/iStock I wish I could say that Yale Law Women’s newly released report on family friendly law firms fills me with hope about gender equality in the near future. But I’d be lying. Although almost all major firms have some … Continue reading

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M&A Lawyers Line Up for Major Pharma Deals

Photo by Emre Arican A host of law firms are reaping deal work from a major hostile bid for Botox maker Allergan Inc. as well as a series of transactions involving Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. Canadian drug company Valeant Pharmaceuticals … Continue reading

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The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Illustration by Paul Dilakian JOSEPH BORYSHANSKY is headed back to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld after six years as a senior trial counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division. Boryshansky, previously a litigation counsel at Akin Gump, … Continue reading

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Debevoise, Greenberg Handle $1 Billion Chemicals Deal

Specialty chemicals maker Chemtura Corporation has agreed to sell its agrochemicals unit to Platform Specialty Products Corporation in a cash-and-stock deal worth roughly $1 billion. Miami-based Platform is handing over $950 million in cash, along with 2 million of its … Continue reading

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Prosecution Says Dewey Trial Could Last Several Months

Photo by Maggie Soladay The government said it expects the trial of Dewey LeBoeuf’s former leaders to take more than four months, and that one likely witness is John Altorelli, a former Dewey executive committee member who is now a … Continue reading

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Entertainment Matters: Belafonte Settles With King Heirs

Harry Belafonte Lloyd Lee/Flickr Harry Belafonte is likely singing a happier tune now that he’s come to terms with the family of his longtime friend, the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The activist-actor-singer has settled a lawsuit against … Continue reading

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Skadden on Board for Endurance’s Hostile Aspen Bid

Hit Toon/iStock Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom is advising Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings on its $3.2 billion hostile bid to take over Aspen Insurance Holdings. In a letter sent to Aspen’s board Monday morning, Endurance chairman … Continue reading

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Global Quartet Dig Into $5.85 Billion Copper Mining Deal

The Las Bambas copper mine in Peru. Courtesy of Siemens AG Dentons and White Case have grabbed lead roles advising a consortium of state-owned Chinese companies on their acquisition of a Peruvian copper mining project from Glencore Xstrata for $5.85 … Continue reading

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One Reason the Legal Industry’s Crisis Persists

Steven Harper Karen Hoyt The current debate over the future of legal education is a critical one. That’s why it’s so important that it be based on a common understanding of indisputable facts. Perhaps UC-Irvine dean Erwin Chemerinsky and professor … Continue reading

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The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Illustration by Paul Dilakian As Patton Boggs mulls a future that could see the slimmed-down firm combine with Squire Sanders or Dentons, three more of its partners have moved on. One of the three, NIGEL WILKINSON, gained income partner status … Continue reading

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