K&L Gates LLP and Australian firm Middletons agreed to combine as of Jan. 1. Middletons’ 300 lawyers in four Australian offices will bring the firm, which will continue to be known as K&L Gates, to 2,000 lawyers in 46 offices on five continents.
Samsung Electronics Co., sought to steal market share by selling a Galaxy Nexus phone that copies a feature that makes the iPhone’s Siri virtual personal assistant so compelling, Apple Inc. told a U.S. appeals court.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, which has lost more than a third of its partners in recent weeks, saw its merger and acquisition chief and a team of London litigators depart as the price of its bonds slumped in private trades.
Jeffrey Gundlach, TCW Group Inc.’s former investment chief, was accused by the firm’s lawyer of plotting with colleagues to steal the company’s trade secrets before he was fired and started a rival money-management firm.