Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will lead a new committee created to find the next leader of the National Basketball Association players’ union, a process that will aim to hire an executive director before next season.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP advised Comcast Corp. on its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion, combining the two largest U.S. cable companies in an all-stock transaction.
Major League Baseball hired San Francisco Attorney John W. Keker to be lead counsel in the suit brought by the city of San Jose, California, accusing it of improperly keeping the Oakland Athletics from moving there to shield the nearby San Francisco Giants from competition.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., buffeted by a fraud lawsuit from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a 21 percent decline in market value, is in talks to hire Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to bolster its legal team, said a person briefed on the discussions.
Deal lawyers are having a busy week, especially at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. The firm is involved in six acquisitions that were announced yesterday, ranging in value from $850 million to $1.7 billion.
Goodwin Procter LLP advised Cole Credit Property Trust II Inc. on its agreement to merge with Spirit Realty Capital Inc. in a stock transaction that would create a company with 2,012 properties in 48 U.S. states. Ropes & Gray LLP represented the Special Committee of CCPT II. Latham & Watkins LLP advised Spirit.