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  • M&A Group Of The Year: Cravath

    Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP guided data center real estate investment trust CyrusOne in its acquisition by two private equity firms for $15 billion and is aiding Johnson & Johnson in its planned spinoff of its consumer health business, landing it a spot among Law360's Mergers & Acquisitions Groups of the Year.

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    Kramer Levin Names New Land Use Practice Co-Chair

    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP has chosen longtime New York-based partner Elise Wagner to serve as co-chair of the firm's land use practice, the firm said Wednesday.

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    Constangy Adds 32-Atty Team From Lewis Brisbois

    Employment and labor law firm Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP is bulking up its cybersecurity and data privacy practice with a 32-attorney team from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Norton Rose's Frankfurt Office Raided Amid Cum-Ex Probes

    Norton Rose Fulbright's Frankfurt office was the subject of an investigation by German authorities Tuesday, as a probe into the European cum-ex tax evasion scandal continues.

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    How To Avoid Atty Fee Disputes In Firm Spinoffs And Splits

    Law firms and departing lawyers can take steps to avoid costly litigation and disputes over attorney fees when clients change hands following spinoffs and splits, according to experts who stress the importance of communication in sidestepping any legal battles over bills.

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    So Your Outside Counsel Was Hacked. Now What?

    General counsel can take preventive measures now to avoid panicking when their outside counsel is hacked, like knowing the kinds of data the company shares with external lawyers and how it's stored and writing data security requirements into their contracts, experts say.

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Reappoints EMEA Managing Partner

    Norton Rose Fulbright LLP has reelected its managing partner for Europe, the Middle East and Asia to a second term, the firm announced Monday.

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    Former SDNY Judge Joins Paul Weiss From Cravath

    Former U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the Southern District of New York has left Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP to become a partner in Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP's antitrust litigation department in New York, effective Tuesday.

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    BakerHostetler Lands Ex-US Rep. From Sidley As Policy Chief

    BakerHostetler has added a former U.S. congressman who most recently worked as a Sidley Austin LLP partner, to head its federal policy practice team, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    New York Fed Deputy GC Moves To WilmerHale As Partner

    WilmerHale has hired a 23-year veteran of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a partner in its financial institutions group, the firm said Tuesday.

  • Tax Group Of The Year: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's tax team last year helped broker the largest merger deal ever in the video gaming industry, between independent studio Activision Blizzard and tech giant Microsoft, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2022 Tax Groups of the Year.

  • Employment Group Of The Year: Littler

    Littler Mendelson PC helped net big wins for IT company Wipro and convenience store chain Circle K, as well as for Viking River Cruises in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2022 Employment Groups of the Year.

  • Securities Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

    Securities law practitioners at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP secured a precedential appellate victory on behalf of hotel chain Marriott International Inc., and successfully argued for the dismissal of shareholder claims on behalf of Facebook's parent company Meta, earning the group a place among Law360's 2022 Securities Groups of the Year.

  • IP Group Of The Year: Finnegan

    Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP defended BMW against patent infringement claims before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and also took Amazon to task over counterfeits sold on its platform, earning the firm a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

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    ​​​​​​​Davis Polk To Launch EU Antitrust Practice In Brussels

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP announced Tuesday it is expanding its global reach with a new antitrust practice based in Brussels focused on disputes concerning European Union competition law.

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    Ex-DC Attorney General Karl Racine Returns To Hogan Lovells

    After serving two terms as the first elected attorney general in Washington, D.C., Karl Racine has been rehired by Hogan Lovells as a litigation partner, rejoining the firm where he began his legal career, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Pillsbury Atty Jumps To DLA Piper Corporate Group

    DLA Piper is growing its corporate practice by adding a former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP attorney as a partner in its Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto, California.

  • Obama White House Atty Reps Biden In Documents Probe

    An attorney who served as White House counsel during former President Barack Obama's first two years in office is now representing President Joe Biden in the U.S. Department of Justice's probe into the handling of classified documents found in the president's home and in one of his old offices.

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    Life Sci Partners Tapped For Withers Boston Office

    A pair of Boston-area attorneys who focus on life sciences have made the jump from Brown Rudnick LLP to Withers, adding to its bench of partners in the Bay State.

  • Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 would like to congratulate the winners of its Practice Groups of the Year awards for 2022, which honor the attorney teams behind litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry this past year.

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    The Supreme Court's Week: By The Numbers

    The justices kicked off the new year with arguments in four cases that tackled attorney-client privilege, employee bargaining with the National Guard, the immunity of Puerto Rico's financial oversight board and the destruction of property during a labor dispute. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a data-driven dive into the week that was at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    IBA Elects First Woman President In 20 Years

    The International Bar Association announced on Thursday that it has elected its new president, the first woman in 20 years to serve in the role.

  • Duane Morris Names 13 Attorneys To Partnership

    More than a dozen attorneys at Duane Morris LLP have been promoted to partner level at the firm, representing eight offices in the U.S. and London, the firm announced this week.

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    More BigLaw Trade Secrets Disputes Could Be On Horizon

    As BigLaw firms operate more like corporations, hiring nonlawyer executives and developing their own legal tech, they could get embroiled in more trade secrets litigation similar to Proskauer Rose LLP's recent suit against its former chief operating officer, experts say.

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    After A Rough 2022, What's Next For Legal Tech Funding?

    The legal technology industry followed its record-setting year of investments in 2021 with a big drop in funding in 2022, resulting in more mergers and acquisitions, according to a Law360 Pulse analysis.

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