How They Won It: Labaton's Hustle Shakes Up $21B El Paso Buy

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT) -- Labaton Sucharow LLP attorneys suspected Kinder Morgan Inc.’s $21.1 billion buyout of El Paso Corp. was rife with conflicts of interest and shortchanged El Paso shareholders, but there was a problem: They had less than two months to prove it.

An impending shareholder vote on the deal in late January required Labaton partners Ira Schochet and Christine Azar — designated as lead counsel for El Paso shareholders in mid-November — to follow an expedited discovery schedule in their bid to block the buyout before the vote,...
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