Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP bested Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel PLLC in the arbitration between Starbucks Corp. and Mondelez International Inc. that resulted in a $2.79 billion victory for Mondelez.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advised Shire Plc, which agreed to buy ViroPharma Inc. for about $4.2 billion to gain treatments for rare diseases and lessen dependence on its best-selling Vyvanse pill for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised ViroPharma.
Citigroup Inc. asked a New York state judge to dismiss a lawsuit by former Wall Street banker William Salomon, son of the founder of Salomon Brothers, who sued the bank in May over his personal secretary’s theft.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Morris Manning & Manning LLP, Venable LLP, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Proskauer Rose LLP advised on American Realty Capital Properties Inc.’s agreement to buy Cole Real Estate Investments Inc. for about $6.85 billion as it seeks to become the largest owner of U.S. single-tenant buildings.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein offered advice to National Basketball Association owners on domestic and international affairs as well as ideas on how to best run a business.
The U.S. Supreme Court debated the reach of the federal securities laws, questioning whether investors can sue law firms and outside companies for their alleged roles in R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
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.