U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings for 2015 are led by the usual schools, with one exception: Duke University’s School of Law broke into the top tier for the first time since 2010 by tying for 10th with University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Madison Dearborn Partners LLC in its $1.6 billion purchase of hospital therapy provider Ikaria Inc. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP represented Hampton, New Jersey-based Ikaria.
The percentage of female associates at law firms fell for the third straight year, even as women made gains in becoming partners, according to a survey by NALP, formerly known as The National Association for Law Placement.
Mark Shelton, formerly UBS AG’s Americas general counsel and global head of investigations, is joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York. He will practice financial institutions law with a focus on banking regulation and investigations.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advised Fidelity National Financial Inc., the largest U.S. title insurer, on an agreement to buy its former unit, Lender Processing Services Inc. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP advised LPS.