Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented Element Financial Corp., the Toronto-based equipment finance company, on its agreement to buy PHH Corp.’s North American fleet-management business for $1.4 billion.
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.