When President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and rapper Snoop Dogg are in the house, this must be the Kennedy Center Honors, the annual salute to artists who have made extraordinary contributions to American culture.
Linklaters LLP advised ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany’s largest steelmaker, on its agreement to sell its U.S. plant to ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. as it seeks to offload operations that are the worst investments in its more than 200-year history.
Paul Tudor Jones pulled up Saturday night to the Creeks, Ron Perelman’s estate in East Hampton, squeezed into the back seat of a car with Glenn Dubin and their Nordic blonde wives in white slinky dresses.
The 11-year-old beamed at his heavy- metal rocker dad, Tony Conklin, associate director of research for the Americas at Deutsche Bank and happy member of Riffhanger, who had just performed in a battle of the bands.
Two years before William Morris Endeavor laid off Toni Mason, the talent agency repositioned her and hired someone younger to take her old position for what Mason assumes was less pay. “They gradually made me more and more obsolete,” the 66-year-old agent says. The company was generous with its severance package when it laid her off in 2010, she says, but made her sign a waiver that she wouldn’t sue for age discrimination. The experience left her bitter. “Twenty-five years I’m at a company, at least they can give me a cake,” she says. “But I had to leave the same day.”