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  • Justice Minister's Talks With Criminal Attys Group Postponed

    The Criminal Bar Association said Tuesday that planned talks with the new British justice secretary about a dispute over the pay criminal barristers get for legal aid work have been postponed until after the national mourning period for the queen's death has ended.

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    DLA Piper Adds ArentFox Schiff Web 3.0, Blockchain Pro In LA

    DLA Piper continues expanding its Los Angeles office by adding an ArentFox Schiff LLP Web 3.0 and blockchain expert as a partner.

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    Legal Departments Split On Managing E-Discovery

    There's a divide among legal departments regarding the superiority of internal or external management of e-discovery, with some now considering making a change, according to the results of a new survey released on Tuesday.

  • Nardello Opens New LA Office Led By Ex-DOD Analyst

    Global investigations firm Nardello & Co. announced Monday that it plans to open a new office in Los Angeles headed by a former U.S. Department of Defense intelligence analyst who recently led the firm's office in Hong Kong, where she conducted due diligence investigations and investigated Chinese companies going public.

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    4-Atty Buchalter Team Saddles Up For New Equine Law Group

    Los Angeles-based Buchalter PC has launched a new practice group devoted to horses and all things connected to horses, the company said Wednesday.

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    Squire Patton Adds Ex-Chief Counsel For House Panel

    Squire Patton Boggs LLP has bolstered its global public policy practice with the addition of a former chief counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations.

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    Lewis Brisbois Adds Toxic Tort Pros To Philly Office

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has expanded its Philadelphia office with the addition of two partners in its toxic tort and environmental litigation practices.

  • Shumaker Taps 2 Fla. Attys To Lead New Public Sector Group

    Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP has formally created a public sector practice and chosen two of its own in Florida to lead it as a response to the growth and development of the Tampa Bay and Sarasota regions.

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    Katz Banks Adds Lambda Legal's Ex-Legal Director As Partner

    Katz Banks Kumin LLP has added the former legal director of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office, the firm announced Monday.

  • Demand For Online Attorney Services Growing

    Consumers have increasingly become accustomed to remote services ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the legal market is no different.

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    Shook Hardy Latest Firm To Add DOJ Antitrust Litigator

    Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP has added a former U.S. Department of Justice litigator to help co-lead its antitrust practice group in San Francisco, the firm announced Monday, that attorney being the third DOJ antitrust litigator to leave the agency in two weeks.

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    MVP: Wiley's Robert E. DeFrancesco III

    Robert E. DeFrancesco III of Wiley Rein LLP's international trade practice scored major relief for domestic industries, including putting triple-digit duties on shipping container chassis and continuing levies worth $1.5 billion on wind tower imports, securing his spot among Law360's 2022 International Trade MVPs.

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    MVP: Skadden's Sonia K. Nijjar

    Sonia K. Nijjar of Skadden Slate Arps Meagher & Flom LLP led the team representing video game giant Activision Blizzard when it was purchased by Microsoft for $68.7 billion, the largest all-cash deal in U.S. history, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 Mergers & Acquisitions MVPs.

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    MVP: Hogan Lovells' Cybil Roehrenbeck

    Cybil Roehrenbeck of Hogan Lovells LLP helped a consortium of artificial intelligence health care companies become eligible for Medicare reimbursement payments for artificial intelligence services, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 Health Care MVPs.

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    MVP: Latham's Melissa Arbus Sherry

    Melissa Arbus Sherry of Latham & Watkins LLP led teams that scored a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court victory over a narrowly missed Tax Court deadline and an important ruling on the enforcement of federal forum-selection clauses, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Appellate MVPs.

  • MVP: McGuireWoods' Lucy Jewett Wheatley

    Lucy Jewett Wheatley led a McGuireWoods team that helped longtime client Lexington Home Brands prevail in a trademark infringement suit against a Swedish home textiles company on all of its claims, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 Intellectual Property MVPs.

  • MVP: Davis Polk's Marshall Huebner

    Marshall Huebner led the Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP team that guided Purdue Pharma to the confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan to settle $40 trillion in mass tort litigation, and also represented a major LATAM Airlines shareholder in the Chilean air carrier's bankruptcy and a major creditor in car rental giant Hertz's bankruptcy, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Bankruptcy MVPs.

  • MVP: Kirkland's Rob Eberhardt

    As part of a $2.3 billion debt financing project, Rob Eberhardt of Kirkland & Ellis LLP led a team that shepherded Vineyard Wind through the process of creating the first U.S. commercial-scale offshore wind farm, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Project Finance MVPs.

  • MVP: Labaton Sucharow's Carol C. Villegas

    Labaton Sucharow LLP's Carol Villegas helped seal a $39 million deal for investors accusing World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. of covering up its fraying relationship with Saudi Arabia and secured a $73 million settlement for people claiming that a data firm undersold a privacy law's effects on its business, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 Class Action MVPs.

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    MVP: DiCello Levitt's David A. Straite

    David Straite of DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC helped reach a novel settlement with Facebook in which the tech company will pay $90 million and delete browsing history that users said was harvested illegally, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy MVPs.

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    MVP: V&E's Kaam Sahely

    Kaam Sahely of Vinson & Elkins LLP's energy practice helped Goldman Sachs Renewable Power split off from Goldman Sachs Asset Management under the new name MN8 Energy and guided Woodside Petroleum Ltd. in the largest energy merger of the year, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Energy MVPs.

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    MVP: DeRubertis Law Firm's David DeRubertis

    David deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm APC led a team that won a record $440 million in punitive damages for two workers who brought a retaliation suit against a California utility, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Employment MVPs.

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    MVP: Sullivan & Cromwell's Robert Giuffra Jr.

    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP co-chair Robert Giuffra Jr. over the past year guided Allianz to a $6 billion deal over the collapse of its "Structured Alpha" investment funds, scored Goldman Sachs another appellate review in a long-running class certification battle, and helped UBS Group AG beat a high-stakes derivatives suit, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 Securities MVPs.

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    MVP: Covington's Anna Engh

    Anna P. Engh of Covington & Burling LLP led a team that successfully defended pharma giant Merck & Co. in insurance coverage litigation of its $1.4 billion loss from a 2017 cyberattack, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Insurance MVPs.

  • MVP: Kirkland's Christian O. Nagler

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Christian O. Nagler tackled a number of major special-purpose acquisition company transactions, including advising a Volvo unit on its $890 million combination with SPAC Gores Guggenheim — one of the biggest SPAC transactions ever — landing him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Capital Markets MVPs.

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