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  • Neiman Marcus Breach Linked to Russians Who Eluded U.S.

    Hackers who raided the credit-card payment system of Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. belong to a sophisticated Russian syndicate that has stolen more than 160 million credit-card numbers from retailers over seven years, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Ukraine Partisans Hire Ex-U.S. Lawmakers as Lobbyists

    Democrat Jim Slattery and Republican Vin Weber represented opposing parties for a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today, the two former members of Congress are aligned in advocating for a western-leaning Ukraine.

  • Clickable Consent at Risk in Internet Privacy Lawsuits

    The world’s biggest Web companies are lining up at the courtroom of a California federal judge whose rulings could further inflame the widening debate over online privacy and how the Internet giants use personal data.

  • Shearman, Cravath, Bracewell, King: Business of Law

    Four firms advised on the acquisition by John Malone’s Liberty Global Inc. of U.K. cable-television provider Virgin Media Inc. for $16 billion in cash and stock to challenge Rupert Murdoch in Europe’s biggest pay-TV market.

  • A Lenovo Bid for IBM Unit Seen Sparking Security Review

    A successful bid by China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. to buy the low-end server business of International Business Machines Corp. may trigger a U.S. security review that could slow or even scuttle a purchase.

  • Swaps ‘Armageddon’ Lingers as New Rules Concentrate Risk

    On a good day, 27-year-old Bobby Timberlake at CME Group Inc. in Chicago rounds up $2.5 billion from the world’s biggest traders and banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cover their losses in the $639 trillion derivatives markets.

  • Skadden, Akin Gump, Kaye Scholer, Norton: Business of Law

    Lisa Gilford, a class-action and products-liability lawyer, joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s mass torts, insurance and consumer litigation group in Los Angeles.

  • Scene Last Night: Hedge Fund Rooftop Party, Cufflink Man

    There’s a place for hedge-fund professionals where everyone knows your name, and it’s not the offices of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Twitter Vies to Open Door for Web Companies’ IPO Plans

    Twitter Inc. has the potential to pry open the door for consumer-Internet initial public offerings after it slammed shut following Facebook Inc.’s troubled share sale last year.

  • Weil, Littler, Bracewell, Perkins Coie: Business of Law

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was counsel to Brookfield Property Partners LP, the commercial real estate company that was spun off by its Canadian parent earlier this year, in its agreement to purchase U.S. industrial-property assets from Japan’s Kajima Corp. for $1.1 billion. Morrison & Foerster LLP is advising Kajima.

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