Seyfarth Shaw LLP hired Steven R. Meier for its corporate department in Chicago. Meier joins Seyfarth from Jenner & Block LLP, where he was the co-chairman of the real-estate securities practice and a member of its tax department, the firm said in a statement.
Elena Ambrosiadou, co-founder of Ikos Asset Management Ltd., won a U.K. court case brought by her estranged husband, Martin Coward, over who owns the computer software that runs the hedge fund’s trading platform.
Aflac Inc., the largest seller of supplemental health insurance, said President Paul Amos II will have expanded duties for Japan operations and investments as the company prepares for the eventual departure of his father, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos, 61.
A congressional hearing into Apple Inc.’s use of offshore tax shelters called attention to how U.S. companies lower their taxes, and underscored the difficulty Congress confronts when trying to end the practice.
President Barack Obama today named Deloitte LLP Chief Executive Officer Joe Echevarria, a Walt Disney Co. executive, and scholars and state election officials to a panel that will recommend ways to make voting in U.S. elections more efficient.
Republicans defended Mitt Romney against criticism from Democrats that he avoided taxes by keeping money stashed overseas. Those roles are now reversed with the disclosure that President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Commerce Department does the same thing.