NeuTec Pharma Plc, the biopharmaceutical company whose 2006 takeover by Novartis AG is at the heart of an insider-trading trial, employed the law firm where one of the defendants worked, a witness said.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, have used sophisticated estate- planning techniques for more than a decade to minimize taxes and amass at least $100 million for their family outside of their estate.
The first week of January brought several new law firm combinations. Midwestern firm Dickinson Wright PLLC announced a merger with Phoenix-based Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander PA, to create a 350-lawyer firm. Houston-based civil litigation law firm Beirne Maynard & Parsons LLP acquired New Orleans’s Lemle & Kelleher LLP, to create an 80-lawyer firm. Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP absorbed Houston’s Powers & Frost LLP. Boston-based Rissman Hendricks Oliverio LLP joined Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP, which is based in Houston.