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  • Cadwalader's Partial Win on Malpractice: Business of Law

    An appellate court in New York last week rejected one theory underlying a malpractice claim against Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP over a commercial mortgage- backed securitization, or CMBS, while letting another stand.

  • Sprint Denied Access to Data U.S. Got From AT&T in Merger Case

    Sprint Nextel Corp. and the U.S. Justice Department lost their bid to share confidential documents as they seek to stop a proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc by AT&T Inc.

  • Sprint Asks Judge to Reject AT&T Bid to End T-Mobile Suit

    Sprint Nextel Corp. urged a federal judge to reject AT&T Inc.’s bid to throw out its lawsuit to stop AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc., arguing the deal would leave just two major U.S. wireless companies and hurt its business.

  • Sidley Austin, Hughes Hubbard, Ballard: Business of Law

    Eight partners from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, including Yvette Ostolaza and Angela Fontana, national practice groups’ co-chairs, will join Sidley Austin LLP in Dallas.

  • WilmerHale, Simpson Thacher, Skadden: Business of Law

    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP hired two U.S. government general counsels, Dan Berkovitz from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Mark Cahn from the Securities and Exchange Commission, to the firm’s securities department in Washington.

  • Weil, Cravath, Fried Frank, Skadden: Business of Law

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advised Fidelity National Financial Inc., the largest U.S. title insurer, on an agreement to buy its former unit, Lender Processing Services Inc. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP advised LPS.

  • MoFo & Skadden on Softbank, Akin Gump: Business of Law

    Morrison & Foerster LLP represents Softbank Corp., which agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japan’s third- biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP served as lead counsel to Sprint.

  • Stock Pumping, Zell, MetLife, Aon, Lyondell in Court News

    Willie Gault, the former NFL wide receiver and Olympic sprinter, was accused by U.S. regulators of taking part in a scheme to artificially inflate the stock of a medical-device company that he managed.

  • Kirkland, Troutman Sanders, Skadden, Weil:Business of Law

    Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Sarkis Jebejian, formerly of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a partner in the corporate practice group in New York.

  • Munger, Kirkland, Davis Polk, Latham, Weil: Business of Law

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Jorge Paulo Lemann’s 3G Capital agreed to buy HJ Heinz Co. for about $23 billion as the billionaires increased their bets on consumer products. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP represented Berkshire Hathaway. Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented 3G Capital, and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP provided legal counsel to the ketchup maker.

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