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Am Law Trio on Motorola Unit Sale

An employee is seen using a Motorola Track and Trace Scanner. Courtesy of Motorola Solutions Inc. UPDATE, 4/16/14, 12:00 p.m. EDT: McDermott Will Emery is advising Motorola Solutions on antitrust aspects of the deal with a team that includes Washington, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Ex-SEC Lawyer Speaks Out on Agency Failings

Christine Jegan I waited a long time to talk to someone like James Kidney. For years I tried to find anyone at the Securities and Exchange Commission who would speak candidly about the agency’s enforcement efforts. But even after lawyers … Continue reading

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Foley, Quarles Help Keep Bucks in Wisconsin

Gary Dineen/Getty The Milwaukee Bucks concluded the 2013–14 National Basketball Association season Wednesday night with a loss to the Atlanta Hawks that gave the team a league-worst 15-67 record that qualifies as the poorest performance in franchise history. The team … Continue reading

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Cleary, Shearman on $1.6 Billion Ventilation Deal

Milwaukee-based manufacturing conglomerate Johnson Controls said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to buy Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for roughly $1.6 billion. The company changing hands makes a variety of air distribution and … Continue reading

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German Deal Activity Yields Roles for Large Firms

The first quarter of 2014 was a big one for U.S. MA deals, with the number of billion-dollar transactions reaching new heights, according to data analyzed by Dealogic and accounting giant Ernst Young. And now European MA could be on … Continue reading

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Lawyers Whip Up Big Breakfast Deal

Post Holdings believes in a balanced breakfast. The St. Louis–based maker of cereals and other dry goods confirmed Thursday that it has agreed to buy Michael Foods from its private equity owners for $2.45 billion in Post’s largest acquisition to … Continue reading

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Clifford Chance, Weil Help Flip French Food Firm

Courtesy of Symrise Four months after hiring advisers to start shopping French food ingredients maker Diana Group, private equity firm Ardian has found a potential buyer in German flavors and fragrances giant Symrise, which has agreed to pay $1.8 billion … Continue reading

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The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Illustration by Paul Dilakian UPDATE: 4/16/14, 8:45 p.m. EDT. Information on Bingham partner James Snell’s departure for Perkins Coie has been added to the seventh and eighth paragraphs of this story. Proskauer Rose has nabbed two veteran New York hedge … Continue reading

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Profit Pressure Prompting Firm Leaders to Swing Ax

Cristian Baitg/iStock The first part of 2014 is looking a lot like layoff season for the nation’s big law firms. Since the start of the year, seven prominent firms—six of them members of The Am Law 200—have cut their nonlawyer … 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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