Morrison & Foerster LLP announced leadership changes, appointing San Francisco partner Brandon Parris and Tokyo partner Randy Laxer as co-chairmen of the corporate department and New York partner Gary Lee and Tokyo partner Dale Caldwell to lead the finance group.
At least 11 lawyers announced departures from New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP yesterday, pushing the total to more than 80 in recent months, as the firm continues to work toward an agreement with banks about the deadline for a line of credit.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, which has lost more than a third of its partners in recent weeks, saw its merger and acquisition chief and a team of London litigators depart as the price of its bonds slumped in private trades.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is representing Nielsen Holdings NV, the biggest tracker of U.S. television ratings, which agreed to buy Arbitron Inc. for about $1.26 billion in cash to gain access to the largest source of data on the country’s radio listeners. Morrison & Foerster LLP served as legal adviser to Arbitron.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, which is trying to stay out of bankruptcy by collecting bills to pay lenders, didn’t tell some senior executives the extent of guaranteed pay packages, said the firm’s former real estate group chairman.
Dewey LeBoeuf LLP, the New York law firm struggling to survive after more than 70 lawyers left in recent weeks, ended merger talks with Greenberg Traurig LLP, according to two people familiar with the matter.