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    Senate Commerce Committee Deputy Joins Baker Donelson

    The former deputy policy director and team leader for aviation for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is the new senior public policy adviser in Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's government relations and public policy group.

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    MVP: Covington's Amy Toro

    Throughout the past year, Amy L. Toro of Covington & Burling LLP led life sciences companies like Sanofi and AstraZeneca through deals worth well into the billions, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 Life Sciences MVPs.

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    MVP: Cadwalader's Lary Stromfeld

    Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP's Lary Stromfeld has provided tireless counsel to banks on their preparations for the move away from Libor and was a key architect of legislative solutions to head off the financial industry's potentially trillion-dollar "tough legacy" transition woes, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Banking MVPs.

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    MVP: Mayer Brown's Nancy Ross

    Mayer Brown LLP's Nancy Ross won summary judgment rulings ending Employee Retirement Income Security Act suits against Northrop Grumman and AT&T, along with dismissals for several employers facing 401(k) challenges, all while leading her firm's ERISA litigation practice, landing her a spot among Law360's 2022 Benefits MVPs.

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    MVP: Latham's Adam Sullins

    Adam Sullins of Latham & Watkins LLP has worked to get Caesars Entertainment the naming rights to the Superdome in New Orleans and helped the U.S. secure its bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Sports & Betting MVPs.

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    MVP: Simpson Thacher's John Terzaken

    John Terzaken of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP helped score dismissals in an antitrust case for Deutsche Bank involving complex financial instruments and for Micron in a price-fixing case over memory chips, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Competition MVPs.

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    MVP: Bradley Arant's Aron Beezley

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP's Aron Beezley helped a health care distributor win a protest of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' unlawful efforts to transfer a massive medical supply contract to another agency, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Government Contracts MVPs.

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    MVP: Anchorage Digital's Georgia Quinn

    Anchorage Digital's general counsel Georgia Quinn provided clutch legal guidance to the nation's first federally chartered digital asset bank in its quest to embrace regulation and oversight from inside the cryptocurrency industry, landing her a place among Law360's 2022 Fintech MVPs.

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    MVP: Covington's Kevin Poloncarz

    Covington & Burling LLP's environmental and energy practice group co-chair Kevin Poloncarz led the firm on several important and high-profile matters over the last year, including representing large utilities in a huge U.S. Supreme Court Clean Air Act case and helping shape the federal government's efforts to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Environmental MVPs.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    In the business of law realm this week, one large law firm eliminated its litigation secretary position, another ushered in a stricter in-office policy, and a third initiated a big leadership transition. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

  • MVP: Sullivan & Cromwell's Isaac Wheeler

    Isaac Wheeler of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's tax practice led a team guiding AT&T to its $106.5 billion spinoff of WarnerMedia and merger with Discovery. He also advised Standard Industries Holdings on the tax aspects of its $7 billion acquisition of W. R. Grace & Co. and helped Goldman Sachs on the tax aspects of its $2.2 billion acquisition of fintech company GreenSky. These were just a few of the deals he worked on to earn a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Tax MVPs.

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    Tom Girardi's Treasures Going Once, Twice, Sold At Auction

    It is often said that you can't judge a man before walking a mile in his shoes, and one lucky bidder can now do just that in disgraced attorney Tom Girardi's shaded brown crocodile Gucci Oxfords, thanks to an auction Wednesday of items from his Southern California mansion.

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    Firms Developing ESG Goals Should Be Flexible, Panel Says

    Law firms facing varying regional environmental goals depending on where their offices are located should not feel obligated to choose one target or another, but rather can opt for a strategy that allows for multiple goals, according to panelists during a recent Legal Marketing Association seminar on ESG and the legal industry.

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    Jan. 6 Rioter Who Testified Before Congress Avoids Prison

    A D.C. federal judge sentenced an Ohio man who participated in the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol to probation Thursday, citing the defendant's July testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the riot as evidence of his remorse.

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    Former California Superior Court Judge Joins JAMS

    Retired California Superior Court Judge Barry Baskin has joined JAMS, the alternative dispute resolution services organization.

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    McGuireWoods Hires Biz Development Exec From O'Melveny

    McGuireWoods LLP has hired a corporate business development executive from O'Melveny & Myers LLP to help grow the firm's private equity business, the firm said Thursday.

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    Covington Welcomes Back Antitrust Pro After Stretch At DOJ

    A former Covington & Burling LLP associate is returning to the firm's Washington, D.C., office as a partner after spending nearly four years focused on matters related to competition and technology at the U.S. Department of Justice, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Longtime Federal Prosecutor Joins Troutman Pepper In Philly

    A former federal prosecutor has left the U.S. Attorney's Office after more than two decades to return to the private sector as part of Troutman Pepper's litigation team in Philadelphia.

  • MVP: Skadden's Nathan W. Giesselman

    Nathan W. Giesselman, tax partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, has worked on major deals, including a $30 billion joint venture where he represented Intel, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Tax MVPs.

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    Clifford Chance Adds Ex-Sidley Partner To US Practice

    Top international firm Clifford Chance LLP announced on Thursday that a New York-based insurance and financial services partner has joined the firm as co-head of its U.S. insurance practice, adding his more than 23 years of experience in the industry to its team.

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    MVP: Sullivan & Cromwell's Suhana Han

    Suhana Han of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's litigation group practice helped craft the argument that led the Second Circuit to affirm the dismissal of securities fraud claims accusing Volkswagen of conspiring with Daimler and BMW to suppress competition, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Transportation MVPs.

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    MVP: Weil's Edward Reines

    Litigating five high-stakes jury trials in 10 months, including netting a major false advertising verdict for medical test company CareDx against rival Natera Inc., earned Edward Reines of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's patent litigation and appellate practice a spot among Law360's 2022 Trials MVPs.

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    MVP: Simpson Thacher's Elizabeth Cooper

    Elizabeth Cooper of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's private equity practice represented Blackstone in a number of headline-grabbing investments, including the $1.2 billion acquisition of womenswear brand Spanx and the purchase of sustainability startup company Sphera, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Private Equity MVPs.

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    MVP: White & Case's Hansel Pham

    White & Case LLP's Hansel Pham worked with a team to overturn the enforcement of a nearly $18 billion arbitration against the state-owned Saudi Aramco in a fight over allegations of unpaid rent for oil fields, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 International Arbitration MVPs.

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    MVP: Williams & Connolly's Thomas Hentoff

    Thomas Hentoff is Williams & Connolly LLP's co-chairman of its First Amendment and media and copyright practice groups, and his work representing Lynn Goldsmith in a copyright infringement case over a 1980s photo she took of Prince, which will hear argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in October, is only one representative case he's worked on that makes him one of Law360's 2022 Media & Entertainment MVPs.

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