Leonard M. Leiman, who led the securities-law practice at New York-based Reavis & McGrath when it merged in 1988 with Fulbright & Jaworski in what was then among the largest such marriages in history, has died. He was 82.
Syria’s conflict began with peaceful anti-government protests in March 2011, part of a wave of popular opposition to authoritarian regimes across the Arab world. It evolved into a sectarian war after President Bashar al-Assad’s troops fired on demonstrators.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Nishimura & Asahi are representing KKR & Co., which agreed to buy Panasonic Corp.’s health-care unit for about 165 billion yen ($1.67 billion). Panasonic received legal advice from Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.
Matthew Martens, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s trial unit who won a fraud ruling in court against former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Fabrice Tourre, is leaving the agency, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional authority to attack Syria for alleged chemical weapons use has dismayed friends, delighted foes and prompted criticism that he’s undermined U.S. credibility.