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.
Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.
The European Union’s failure to stoke competition when Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. bought a rival Austrian unit should be a warning for EU probes into other telecommunications deals by Hutchison and Telefonica SA, said the head of the nation’s antitrust authority.
The lawyer representing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office in probes over deliberate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge withdrew from unrelated litigation involving the span’s operator, a move that may have avoided a potential conflict of interest.
Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, rebuffed a request by lawyers for the office of Governor Chris Christie to interview her about her claims that his administration threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid if she didn’t back a real-estate development project.
Governor Chris Christie’s campaign won approval from New Jersey election regulators to use donations to cover the organization’s legal costs stemming from investigations of intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.
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 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.
Virginia’s ban on gay marriages is an unconstitutional wall built around same-sex couples and must be struck down, said Ted Olson, a former solicitor general for President George W. Bush who helped trigger a national wave of lawsuits challenging similar laws.