Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Mark Filip and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Joseph Warin led the negotiations with the U.S. government for BP Plc, which reached a $4.5 billion settlement to end criminal charges against the company and resolve securities claims relating to the worst U.S. oil spill, according to court documents.
Best Buy Co.’s board hired Washington law firm WilmerHale for its investigation of former Chief Executive Officer Brian Dunn’s personal conduct, with two former federal officials involved in the probe.
President Barack Obama used his first Oval Office address on June 15 to order BP Plc to set aside “whatever resources are required” to compensate workers and business owners harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The Obama administration is still weighing how to pay for aid to oil rig workers who’ve lost jobs because of a moratorium on deepwater drilling, in addition to $100 million pledged by BP Plc , administration officials said.
James M. Cole, a corporate defense lawyer who served as an independent monitor of American International Group Inc., is being vetted by the Obama administration for the No. 2 job at the Justice Department, according to a person familiar with the matter.