Michael Ovitz, the former Hollywood agent whose company was said to have created enemies “the way a hurricane produces raindrops,” first met Gary Cohn over lunch at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s headquarters in June 2009.
Delaware’s governor named Andre Bouchard, a lawyer who has represented both companies and investors in corporate disputes, to lead the state’s chancery court, the highest-profile business court in the U.S.
Delaware Chancery Court Chief Judge William B. Chandler III , who oversaw challenges to the Walt Disney Co. and Hewlett-Packard Co. boards as head of one of the most important U.S. business litigation courts, is stepping down. Chandler, 60, led the influential five-member court since 1997 and most recently ruled on Air Products & Chemicals Inc. ’s hostile $5 billion bid for Airgas Inc.
Fred Dunbar, an oft-cited specialist on damages in securities lawsuits who helped lead NERA Economic Consulting for 30 years before joining the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2009, has died. He was 67.