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    Wiley Telecom Partner Joins Hogan Lovells In DC

    Hogan Lovells added a new partner in Washington, D.C., from Wiley Rein LLP to boost its global regulatory and intellectual property, media and technology practice group.

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    Paul Hastings Parts Ways With Former Co-Managing Partner

    Amid a leadership change-up at the law firm, U.K. Paul Hastings LLP partner Ronan O'Sullivan has left the law firm about a year after he was replaced as firmwide co-managing partner and just weeks before a new chairman takes the reins at the firm for the first time in two decades.

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    Fish & Richardson Eliminates Litigation Secretary Role

    Fish & Richardson PC has eliminated its litigation secretary position at all 14 offices, the global IP firm said Tuesday. 

  • MVP: Latham's Jean Pawlow

    Latham & Watkins LLP's Jean Pawlow has represented Netflix as tax counsel in its string of successes in class actions across federal and state courts against claims that it was liable for state-based franchise fees, earning her a spot among Law360 2022 Tax MVPs.

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    MVP: Robins Kaplan's Tara Sutton

    Robins Kaplan partner Tara Sutton's work as a lead negotiator on securing a nearly $590 million settlement for Native American tribes in multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis secured her spot on the list of Law360's 2022 Product Liability MVPs.

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    MVP: Gibson Dunn's Orin Snyder

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Orin Snyder has guided entertainment giants like AMC Networks Inc. through multimillion-dollar litigation, including helping AMC come out on top of a profit participation suit lodged by producers of the hit show "The Walking Dead," earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Media & Entertainment MVPs.

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    MVP: Ropes & Gray's Jason Freedman

    Jason Freedman of Ropes & Gray LLP's private equity practice led the team representing TPG Capital in its purchase of a 30% stake in DirecTV as it was carved out from AT&T Inc. into a new $16.25 billion entity, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Private Equity MVPs.  

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    MVP: Morgan Lewis' Levi McAllister

    Levi McAllister of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP helped Nuvve Holding Corp. establish a first-of-its kind deal with school districts for an electric bus fleet that puts power back into the grid and represents Evergo as it tries to set up its first vehicle charging stations in the United States, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Transportation MVPs.

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    MVP: Jones Day's Melissa Stear Gorsline

    As co-lead counsel for a Canadian gold mining company seeking nearly $1 billion in arbitration against Kazakhstan, Melissa Stear Gorsline of Jones Day helped obtain a landmark ruling last year recognizing the Kazakh government as a legal successor to the Soviet Union, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 International Arbitration MVPs.

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    MVP: King & Spalding's Norman 'Norm' Armstrong

    Norm Armstrong of King & Spalding LLP led teams throughout the year in successful trial cases and resolutions to regulatory investigations, including a jury win in Delaware federal court that favored his client, German chemical company BASF, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Competition MVPs.

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    SEC M&A Regulatory Expert To Join Latham

    A senior leader at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will join Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C., as a partner to help strengthen the firm's global public company mergers and acquisition practice.

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    Law Firms Need To Do More To Keep Business Execs Happy

    Hiring and retaining top business professionals has become increasingly challenging for large law firms as the lateral market for those professionals heats up. And those executives have a big effect on law firms' success and their bottom lines.

  • MVP: Davis Wright's Rachel Strom

    Rachel Strom of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has spent the past year representing media organizations like Vice, which faced defamation claims from a company that detects gunshots, and Netflix, which was sued by Alan Dershowitz over its Jeffrey Epstein biography, earning her a spot among Law360's 2022 Media & Entertainment MVPs.

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    Ex-US Atty Now With Polsinelli Sees FCA Prosecution Boom

    After joining Polsinelli PC's office in Atlanta last month, the former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia told Law360 Pulse that he expects a continued uptick of False Claims Act cases from the government, including fraud involving the Paycheck Protection Program and COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

  • Willkie Adds New Co-Head To Growing Digital Works Practice

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announced the hire of a digital asset attorney from Perkins Coie LLP on Monday as the firm seeks to expand and bolster the leadership of its digital works group.

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    McDermott Adds 2 Trial Lawyers To Dallas Litigation Group

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP announced Monday it has hired two first-chair trial lawyers from Jones Day and Baker Botts LLP to bring their experience handling complex disputes to its litigation practice group.

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    Ex-Legal Adviser To Md. Gov. Hogan Rejoins Venable In DC

    Venable LLP has rehired Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's chief legal counsel, who previously spent over nine years with the firm, Venable said in a news release Monday.

  • CLE Provider Launches New Diversity Council

    The continuing legal education nonprofit Practising Law Institute has established a council to help create diversity, equity and inclusion programming and develop resources to support DEI professionals, the PLI announced Monday.

  • Legal Placement Firm Wins $3.6M In Clash With Recruiter

    A Texas federal court has concluded that a BigLaw recruiter who signed a noncompete agreement with his former employer must fork over $3.6 million, largely in placement fees he earned recruiting for law firms like Latham & Watkins LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • Roche Freedman Asks 11th Circ. To Nix DQ Bid In Crypto Suit

    Roche Freedman LLP says it should not be disqualified from an appeal over a strained partnership with the self-professed inventor of bitcoin, despite remarks its partner Kyle Roche made in secretly recorded videos calling jurors "idiots" while he was allegedly intoxicated.  

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    MVP: Dechert's Eduardo Silva Romero

    Eduardo Silva Romero of Dechert LLP helped shape his firm's approach to the complex interplay between arbitration and European Union law while serving as lead counsel for the Republic of Poland's defense against investor claims before the Paris Court of Appeal, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 International Arbitration MVPs.

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    MVP: Eversheds Sutherland's Jeff Friedman

    Eversheds Sutherland tax partner Jeffrey Friedman led Comcast and Verizon's challenge to Maryland's novel digital advertising tax, and he helped SiriusXM secure a key victory in Texas in a sourcing dispute, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Tax MVPs.

  • MVP: Mayer Brown's John Nadolenco

    John Nadolenco of Mayer Brown LLP has helped get General Motors Co. wins in separate suits over privacy and defective air bags, and helped Waymo LLC keep its trade secrets under wraps following a public record request, earning a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Transporation MVPs.

  • MVP: Kirkland's Hariklia 'Carrie' Karis

    Hariklia "Carrie" Karis of Kirkland & Ellis LLP's trials practice won 3M's first bellwether trial dealing with allegations it sold faulty earplugs to the military, and she successfully represented pharmaceutical company Allergan in settling opioid-related litigation, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2022 Trials MVPs.

  • MVP: Jones Day's David C. Kiernan And Jeffrey A. LeVee

    David C. Kiernan and Jeffrey A. LeVee of Jones Day helped Sutter Health secure a complete win at trial in a massive class action seeking $1.2 billion in damages over allegations that it used restrictive insurance contracts to raise prices, earning them a spot among Law360's 2022 Competition MVPs.

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