Paul Weiss has picked up private equity lawyer Sarah Stasny as a partner in its corporate department, where she will be a member of the mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups, the firm said recently.
Despite decades of programming and well-meaning talk about increasing diversity, African Americans still make up a lower percentage of law firm lawyers than both Latinos and Asian Americans. Here's what some attorneys are doing about it.
A Second Circuit panel declined Monday to revive a lawsuit alleging Citibank helped cook up a bogus criminal case in Brazil against financier Daniel Valente Dantas as part of an effort to force his Opportunity investment businesses to release billions of dollars in claims against the bank in 2008.
TreeHouse Foods Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to sell its snacks business to private investment firm Atlas Holdings LLC for roughly $90 million, in a deal TreeHouse Foods says will help it pay down debt.
We asked nine law firm partners with diverse backgrounds about times when their race, religion or identity unexpectedly came into play with their work. Here, in front of the camera, they share those stories.
Attorneys of color are still hugely underrepresented in firms’ upper echelons, but Law360’s 2019 Diversity Snapshot shows that some are going above and beyond to put partners of color in their top ranks.
Three health care-related companies, including a venture capital-backed software provider and two biotechnology firms, set price ranges Monday for initial public offerings that could raise $277 million combined, setting up the IPO market for a recharge after a brief holiday pause.
WeWork is planning on offering billions of dollars in debt, the books for the IPO of brewing giant AB InBev’s Asia-Pacific unit are already covered, and the founder of Korean video game company Nexon nixed plans to sell a majority stake in the company’s parent company.
The U.K.'s competition enforcer said Friday that it is investigating Amazon's planned minority investment in food delivery outfit Deliveroo, and ordered the companies not to combine their operations while it decides if a deeper probe is needed.
DriveNets, a software startup focused on internet infrastructure, said Monday that it has raised $117 million from a group of private investors that includes Bessemer Venture Partners and Pitango Growth, plus a former top executive at data storage company Seagate Technology PLC and the chairman of Microsoft Corp.
London-based financial technology company Soldo on Monday said it nabbed $61 million in a Series B funding round led by investment firms Battery Ventures and Dawn Capital.
The 10 largest private equity funds that closed in the first half of 2019 show the ever-increasing prevalence of technology, highlight the continued rise of Asia as a place for PE activity and reaffirm that fund managers with past success have an edge over competitors.
An affiliate of private equity firm Fortress Investment Group LLC agreed Monday to provide a line of credit worth up to $150 million to Platinum Auto of Tampa Bay that will be used for multiple purposes, including to refinance existing debt and acquire secondary portfolios from other auto lenders.
Private equity firm Flexpoint Ford LLC, with help from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, said Tuesday that it has clinched its latest set of investment vehicles after raking in $2 billion from limited partners, with plans to invest in the financial services and health care industries.
U.S. law firms have been aggressively touting their efforts to advance diversity in their ranks over the past year, but Law360’s annual head count survey shows, at best, incremental progress.
Data on attorneys with disabilities is scant, but firms with robust outreach programs are discovering just how diverse their ranks are – and can be.
It’s no secret that the legal industry is one of the least diverse professions in the country. But some law firms have made notable progress. Here are the firms that are making some headway and turning longstanding diversity goals into workplace realities.
Many law firms are hesitant to ask about attorneys’ sexual orientation, but by not giving lawyers an opportunity to share this information, diversity experts say, firms are selling themselves short.
Investors accusing Davis Selected Advisers LP of charging excessive fees in one of its funds have failed to prove that the firm breached its fiduciary duties under the Investment Company Act of 1940, a New York federal judge ruled in a decision unsealed Tuesday.
A Mexican oil and gas producer and a Pennsylvania-based biotechnology company have joined the July pipeline for initial public offerings with filings preliminarily totaling $112 million, adding to a wave of companies that could go public later this month.
California-based venture capital firm e.ventures said Wednesday it has closed two oversubscribed funds totaling $400 million that will be used to target software as a service and fintech companies.
Japanese digital wallet and payment processing provider Kyash said Wednesday that investors contributed 1.5 billion Japanese yen ($13.9 million) to its latest funding round as the company looks to capitalize off of the country’s push toward a cashless economy.
Brookfield Renewable Partners, led by CMS, said Wednesday it will commit roughly $500 million to form a joint venture with KKR, where the companies will split ownership of solar power plant developer and operator X-Elio.
A blockbuster tie-up between Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. overshadows a tough year for upstream oil and gas dealmaking so far, while midstream and renewable energy markets remain frothy. Here are three energy M&A trends that have stood out to attorneys in the first half of 2019.
In this week’s Taxation with Representation, Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC buy Genesee & Wyoming for $8.4 billion, Applied Materials purchases Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion, Performance Food Group snaps up Reinhart Foodservice for $1.7 billion, and GIC and Equinix form a $1 billion data center joint venture.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s data analytics efforts have been repeatedly cited in SEC press releases announcing successful investigations and cases. Understanding the commission's work in this area is essential for compliance professionals at investment advisers and broker-dealers, say Charles Riely and Danielle Muniz of Jenner & Block.
There is a growing trend of governmental agencies contracting and leasing viable operating transportation infrastructure assets. Such opportunities for the private sector may exist in connection with any contemplated upgrade, extension or other modification of an asset that a governmental entity needs to finance, say José Morán and Juan Gonzalez of Baker McKenzie.
Despite some softening in Asian infrastructure deal volumes in 2018 and the first part of 2019, both fundraising targets and long-term investment prospects remain strong for private equity sponsors, say Scott Jalowayski and James Jackson at Gibson Dunn.
Most legal marketers struggle to show the return on investment of their social media efforts, but establishing and answering several key questions can help demonstrate exactly how social media programs contribute to a law firm's bottom line, say Guy Alvarez of Good2bSocial and communications consultant Tom Orewyler.
A recent survey of millennial attorneys shows men and women are having very different BigLaw experiences, but share similar goals. It's imperative that partners recognize that they’re the ones in a position to change the culture, says Michelle Fivel of Major Lindsey.
Once you've chosen a strategy for your law firm, what tactics will promote success? There are three tactical areas important to all firms, regardless of specialty or size, but particularly critical for today’s niche firms, say Yussuf Aleem and Jacob Slowik of Joseph Aleem.
What lessons can the various hands, maesters, council members and other advisers in "Game of Thrones" impart to real-life lawyers? Quite a few, if we assume that the Model Rules of Professional Conduct were adopted by the Seven Kingdoms, says Edward Reich of Dentons.
In the recent Sheldon v. Pinto ruling, the Delaware Court of Chancery displays skepticism of dilution claims by early-stage investors, reasserts control group principles and delivers reminders — reinforced in its Plaze v. Callas opinion — of key points in the drafting of forum selection clauses, say attorneys at Fried Frank.
There are a number of ways that attorneys can ensure their summer associates successfully manage critical writing assignments and new types of professional interactions, says Julie Schrager of Schiff Hardin.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service recently issued a second round of proposed regulations providing guidance for qualified opportunity fund investors and sponsors. Kelsey Lemaster and Karen Turk of Goodwin discuss the significant points that were addressed and the clarifications that are still needed.
Today’s law firm leaders are pretty good at developing a strategic vision for the enterprise, but there is often a disconnect between that road map and the marketing department’s rank and file, leading to a deliverable that does little to differentiate the firm, says José Cunningham, a legal industry consultant.
Over a dozen major law firms have joined our effort to overcome the legal obstacles that states, cities and businesses face in fighting climate change. But more lawyers are needed, say Michael Gerrard of Columbia Law School and John Dernbach of Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview legal industry leaders about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Rod Osborne talks with Gary Tully, head of legal operations at Gilead Sciences.
My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.