Private equity lawyer William Kirsch joined Baker & McKenzie LLP’s Chicago office where he will head the firm’s North American private equity practice. Stacey Kern and Garry Jaunal, also private equity attorneys, have joined the firm, too, bolstering its domestic practice.
Bernard Madoff’s wife and surviving son say in a new book that they didn’t know of his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, the largest in history, until the day in December 2008 when he confessed his crimes to them.
Bank of America Corp. is among a group of lenders that may face a wave of new lawsuits claiming cash-strapped counties were cheated out of millions of dollars by a system used for more than a decade to register mortgages.
U.S. prosecutors are preparing what would be the first criminal charges against BP Plc staff after the worst U.S. oil spill last year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.
Citigroup Inc. ’s Citibank, Bank of America Corp. ’s Merrill Lynch unit and five other banks were sued by the trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s firm to recover more than $1 billion for the con man’s defrauded customers.