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  • U.S. Banks to Face Tougher Leverage Caps Than Competitors

    The biggest U.S. bank holding companies will need to round up as much as $68 billion more in loss-absorbing capital under supplemental leverage ratio rules adopted by regulators in Washington.

  • California Climate Policies Continue To Survive Legal Challenges

    Bloomberg BNA —Lawsuits challenging California's climate policies have yet to delay implementation of the programs, attorneys involved in the various cases said March 26.

  • U.S. Anti-Bribery Chief Duross Joins Morrison & Foerster

    Charles “Chuck” Duross, who secured almost $2 billion in corporate penalties as the head of the U.S. Justice Department unit devoted to pursuing foreign bribery cases, left the government to join Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington.

  • U.S. Anti-Bribe Head Joins Morrison & Foerster: Business of Law

    Charles Duross, who secured almost $2 billion in corporate penalties as the head of the U.S. Justice Department unit devoted to pursuing foreign bribery cases, has left the government to join Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington.

  • Simpson Thacher, MoFo, Winston & Strawn: Business of Law

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP  is representing Nielsen Holdings NV, the biggest tracker of U.S. television ratings, which agreed to buy Arbitron Inc. for about $1.26 billion in cash to gain access to the largest source of data on the country’s radio listeners. Morrison & Foerster LLP served as legal adviser to Arbitron.

  • U.S. Prosecutor Overseeing Forex, Libor Probes to Depart

    The U.S. Justice Department prosecutor who has overseen probes into the rigging of currency markets and benchmark interest rates is stepping down next month as her replacement awaits Senate approval.

  • MoFo & Skadden on Softbank, Akin Gump: Business of Law

    Morrison & Foerster LLP represents Softbank Corp., which agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japan’s third- biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP served as lead counsel to Sprint.

  • Securities, Brown Rudnick, Blank Rome: Business of Law

    Federal securities class-action filings decreased by about 10 percent last year from 2011, PricewaterhouseCoopers found in its 17th annual Securities Litigation Study published yesterday. There were 172 cases in 2012, compared with 191 cases in 2011, with a significant drop in the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Cadwalader's Partial Win on Malpractice: Business of Law

    An appellate court in New York last week rejected one theory underlying a malpractice claim against Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP over a commercial mortgage- backed securitization, or CMBS, while letting another stand.

  • Delaware Justice to Join Potter Anderson: Business of Law

    Myron T. Steele, chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, which sets legal precedents for U.S. corporations, will join the law firm Potter Anderson Corroon LLP in mid-January.

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