The capture and charging of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shifts attention from the manhunt to the prosecution by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz in one of the biggest terrorism cases since the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh two decades ago.
King & Spalding LLP recruited Australian arbitration and construction lawyer Peter Megens as a partner in the Singapore office starting in July. Megens was at King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, where he was co-head of the firm’s arbitration practice and a senior member of its construction team.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP represented American Realty Capital Properties Inc., which offered to buy Cole Credit Property Trust III Inc. for at least $5.7 billion, seeking to create one of the largest real-estate investment trusts that leases space to single tenants. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is advising Cole Holdings as owner of the external manager to Cole Credit Property Trust III.
Proskauer Rose LLP asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Elly Rosenthal, its former chief financial officer, in which she alleged the law firm wrongly fired her after she took leave for treatment of breast cancer.
Proskauer Rose LLP was sued for employment discrimination in New York by former Chief Financial Officer Elly Rosenthal, who accused the law firm of firing her after she took leave for breast cancer treatment.
Clifford Chance LLP advised Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s largest supplier of liquefied natural gas, on its agreement to buy LNG assets from Repsol SA for $4.4 billion in cash to expand in Latin America and Spain. Linklaters LLP, with a team led by Madrid corporate partners Alejandro Ortiz and Lara Hemzaoui and London projects partner Matthew Hagopian, advised energy company Repsol.
The New York International Arbitration Center will open its doors in late spring, the organization said in a statement. The center, founded with support from 33 law firms, aims to promote international arbitration in New York.
Greenberg Traurig LLP announced leadership changes, including the promotion of Hilarie Bass to co-president from global operating shareholder. Bass, a Miami partner, is the first female president of the firm and holds the highest position a woman has held there.