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  • Dentons to Open Cape Town Office: Business of Law

    Dentons is opening a Cape Town office by joining with KapdiTwala, an oil and natural gas law firm, as part of a plan to expand in Africa.

  • Patterson Belknap’s Cleary to Lead Firm: Business of Law

    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP’s employment law head, Lisa E. Cleary, was named co-chairwoman and managing partner of the firm. She succeeds Robert P. LoBue, who was co-chairman and managing partner, and joins William F. Cavanaugh Jr. as co-chairman.

  • Bartholomew Joins Jenner & Block: Business of Law

    Litigator and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission senior trial counsel Christian R. Bartholomew joined Jenner & Block LLP as a partner in Washington and a member of the securities litigation and enforcement practice.

  • Sheppard Mullin Adds White-Collar Trio: Business of Law

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP added three partners to the firm’s white collar and investigations and business trials team in San Francisco.

  • Akin, Gump, Steptoe, Gibson Dunn: Business of Law

    John Dowd, a combative ex-Marine who cursed at a cameraman after court one day, was the lawyer Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam selected for his trial last year on insider-trading charges. The jury, citing overwhelming evidence, voted to convict.

  • Duane Morris to Open Shanghai Office: Business of Law

    Duane Morris LLP is establishing a five-lawyer office in Shanghai through Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, its joint law venture in Asia, which will have an emphasis on facilitating outbound investment for Chinese corporations.

  • Weil Advises Facebook as WhatsApp Uses Fenwick: Business of Law

    When Facebook Inc. sought to acquire messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. for as much as $19 billion in cash and stock, the social networking site turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for the deal. WhatsApp relied on Fenwick & West LLP, the firm that acted as Facebook’s outside counsel in its 2012 initial public offering.

  • Proskauer Adds Two Partners to Head Practices: Business of Law

    Proskauer Rose LLP announced two new international partner hires, including Robert Gaut, previously of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, who will head the firm’s tax practice in London.

  • Gap Between Big U.K. Firms and Rest: Business of Law

    While top-tier U.K. law firms weather the economic difficulties that have gripped the profession, their mid-market counterparts could be facing a serious risk of survival, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • 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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