Latham & Watkins LLP’s Zachary Fardon was nominated by President Obama to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. He would replace Patrick Fitzgerald, who left last June and joined Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Matthew Jordan, like many Dresdner Kleinwort bankers, was worried about Commerzbank AG’s plans to take over the investment bank in 2008. Jordan, Dresdner’s deputy head of equity research, had lost 20 analysts to rivals that year amid uncertainty about the lender’s future.
American International Group Inc ., the insurer rescued by the U.S. government, agreed to sell a rail-car leasing unit to Perella Weinberg Partners LP, the two companies said today in a joint statement.
Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. executives held unsuccessful talks since August in a final push to settle a dispute over the value of their jointly owned brokerage, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Perella Weinberg Partners LP scored one of the biggest coups since the investment bank’s founding five years ago by serving as the main financial adviser to NYSE Euronext on its planned merger with Deutsche Boerse AG .