DLA Piper LLP called off hiring talks with a group of Heenan Blaikie LLP lawyers, DLA said yesterday. Meanwhile a group of 12 lawyers from Heenan found a new home in the Canadian firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Montreal office.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP represented Lenovo Group Ltd. in its purchase of Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility phone unit for $2.91 billion. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP advised Google on the deal.
Corporate directors, who for years often dismissed activist investors as quick-profit seeking gadflys, are starting to listen when opinionated shareholders like Carl Icahn, Nelson Peltz and Mason Morfit come calling.
Patricia A. Millett, co-head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Supreme Court and national appellate practices, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a federal appeals court judge for the D.C. Circuit.
Morrison & Foerster LLP represents Softbank Corp., which agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japan’s third- biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP served as lead counsel to Sprint.