Los Angeles’s future is threatened by a sixfold increase in public pension costs and dueling bureaucracies that hinder its ports and tourism, according to a panel led by former U.S. Commerce Secretary Mickey Cantor.
Fenwick & West LLP represented Facebook Inc. in its $2 billion bid for Oculus VR Inc., the maker of a ski-goggle-like device called Rift, now used for playing games, that eventually could immerse people in experiences including classes and sporting events.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is combining with Arbis LLP, a boutique law firm with offices in London and Geneva that features a strong energy practice, to give the U.S. firm its first international offices.
Michel Barnier, the European Union’s financial-services chief, will be quizzed by lawmakers today on the bloc’s enforcement of banker bonus curbs, amid warnings that lenders may have too much scope to sidestep the measures.
A foreign company enlisting the assistance of U.S. courts under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code is barred from terminating licenses of U.S. patents, according to an opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
SandRidge Energy Inc., the U.S. crude producer that ousted its founder Tom Ward in June, received a subpoena in December as part of a probe into potential antitrust violations during the purchase or lease of land, oil or natural gas rights.
Mayer Brown LLP , the Chicago-based law firm that has expanded in Brazil and Hong Kong in the past three years, will focus on integrating existing operations rather than combining with other firms, its chairman said.
Inez Tenenbaum, the chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission since 2009, is joining Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP on Dec. 1. She will work with the law firm’s product safety, risk prevention and regulatory practice group.
Mayer Brown LLP, the Chicago-based law firm with 1,700 lawyers, will open an office in Singapore focused on arbitration and financing as the city aims to create a “multibillion dollar” market resolving cross-border disputes.