During the Cold War, scientists working at the laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology produced ideas and inventions, such as distant early- warning radar and satellite-tracking systems, designed to help the U.S. prevail over the Soviet Union.
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.
The top lawyer at the U.S. regulator of national banks left a consulting job where she was paid $1.2 million and advised some of the biggest firms now overseen by her agency, her financial disclosures show.
Salomon Melgen, the Florida political donor at the center of a criminal probe, said he and Senator Robert Menendez are “like brothers” who spoke weekly, yet his companies never benefited and he broke no laws.
Reed Elsevier Plc, the owner of the LexisNexis legal database, is continuing to sell units that don’t fit its growth strategy and is planning share buybacks to counter earnings dilution from such sales.
Reed Elsevier Plc sold its Australian media business to private-equity firm Catalyst Investment Managers Pty as the owner of the LexisNexis database seeks to reduce its dependence on advertising revenue.
Reed Elsevier Plc agreed to sell the screening division of its LexisNexis risk solutions business to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group as it focuses on businesses with more predictable earnings.