Detroit’s “divide-and-conquer” campaign to build support for its plan to shrink $18 billion in debt with a recent series of creditor accords may put pressure on holdouts to settle before a bankruptcy judge decides to push it through, lawyers following the case said.
John DiMatteo, most recently co- chairman of the intellectual property department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, joined New York litigation boutique Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP as a partner, the firm’s first lateral hire since its founding two years ago.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP’s employment law head, Lisa E. Cleary, was named co-chairwoman and managing partner of the firm. She succeeds Robert P. LoBue, who was co-chairman and managing partner, and joins William F. Cavanaugh Jr. as co-chairman.
DLA Piper LLP advised Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s second-largest wireless carrier, on its agreement to buy Spanish cable operator Grupo Corporativo Ono SA in a 7.2 billion-euro ($10 billion) transaction.
DLA Piper UK partners Debra Erni and Graham Tyler, who headed the asset finance practice, will join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s transportation finance team in London at the beginning of May with three associates.