Tom Claps headed to Texas to scope out developments as TiVo Inc.’s trial against Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit neared, with as much as $1 billion at stake over rights to digital-video-recorder technology.
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.
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.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom held on to the top spot among U.S. legal advisers on global mergers and acquisitions in the first half of this year, as deal-making sputtered after a brief recovery.