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    Reed Smith Adds Former Prosecutor In NY

    Reed Smith LLP on Monday announced the addition of a former federal and state prosecutor as a partner in its global regulatory enforcement practice out of New York.

  • MVP: Pillsbury's Matthew Morrison

    Matthew Morrison of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP represented the Renewable Fuels Association before the U.S. Supreme Court and helped Valero Energy Corp. negotiate a $2.85 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over refinery pollution, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Environmental MVPs.

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    Boies Schiller Snags Ex-DOJ Deputy In LA

    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP scored a U.S. Department of Justice assistant deputy chief to join the firm's Los Angeles office, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • MVP: BakerHostetler's David A. Carney

    BakerHostetler partner David A. Carney has helped Excellus BlueCross BlueShield stave off a proposed class of customers seeking to recover damages over a data breach and Assured Imaging LLC escape claims over a ransomware attack, earning him a place among Law360's 2021 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVPs.

  • MVP: Debevoise's Sue Meng

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's Sue Meng led a team advising Discovery Inc. on its $130 billion dollar acquisition of Warner Media while simultaneously navigating the complexities posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Mergers & Acquisitions MVPs.

  • MVP: Venable's Craig A. Thompson

    Representing some of the biggest medical companies in the world, such as Merck & Co. in litigation over its shingles vaccine Zostavax and Takeda Pharmaceuticals in multidistrict litigation over its proton pump inhibitors, has earned Venable's Craig A. Thompson a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Product Liability MVPs.

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    Manatt Grows Boston Office With 'Varsity Blues' Prosecutor

    A government attorney involved in the "Varsity Blues" case has stopped prosecuting the "side door" for college admissions and stepped through the revolving door to a partner gig at Manatt Phelps & Phillips, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • MVP: Tycko & Zavareei's Hassan Zavareei

    Hassan Zavareei of Tycko & Zavareei LLP helped get a $66 million settlement against Bank of America for illegal fees upheld, defeated an arbitration agreement that shielded Wells Fargo from litigation stemming from its overdraft practices and got a judge to approve a $17 million settlement from Capital One, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Class Action MVPs.

  • MVP: Ropes & Gray's Gregg Galardi

    Gregg Galardi, as head of Ropes & Gray LLP's business restructuring department, led the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of $1.7 billion in debt held by licensing business Centric Brands, whose portfolio includes Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Disney and others, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Bankruptcy MVPs.

  • MVP: Paul Weiss' Jessica S. Carey

    Jessica S. Carey of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP helped write a massive report for Credit Suisse on the collapse of Archegos Capital Management and convinced the U.S. Department of Justice to close a long-running Foreign Corrupt Practices Act inquiry into Iraqi pharmaceutical contracts, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 White Collar MVPs.

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    Greenberg Traurig Taps Ex-FDA Atty For Litigation Team

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has added a veteran litigator from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration who also brings more than a decade of experience representing manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, medical device and product liability spaces.

  • Prince Andrew Tees Up Fight In Epstein-Tied Sex Abuse Suit

    Prince Andrew is teeing up cross-border legal challenges to the service of a lawsuit brought by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre that alleges the U.K. royal sexually abused her when she was 17.

  • Orrick Nabs Squire Patton FCPA Expert For White Collar Team

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has picked up the former chair of Squire Patton Boggs LLP's white collar practice, attracting the former prosecutor and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act maven with its "laser focus" on increasingly hot areas for government investigations.

  • MVP: Fried Frank's Brian T. Mangino

    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP's Brian T. Mangino advised Humana Inc. numerous times throughout the pandemic, including during its purchase of the remaining 60% interest in Kindred at Home, a transaction with an enterprise value of $8.1 billion, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Private Equity MVPs.

  • MVP: Williams & Connolly's Sarah M. Harris

    Sarah Harris of Williams & Connolly LLP's appellate practice successfully argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the past year, including one involving a 5-4 decision that found former railroad workers have the right to appeal in federal court if the Railroad Retirement Board refuses to reopen their prior benefits claim, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Appellate MVPs.

  • MVP: Kirkland's Jonathan Kidwell

    Jonathan Kidwell of Kirkland & Ellis LLP had a busy year advising clients through the environmental side of large deals, including private equity shop KKR & Co. LP's more than $4 billion purchase of an airport services provider and the complex restructurings of Murray Energy and Chesapeake Energy, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Environmental MVPs.

  • MVP: Nelson Mullins' Sabrina Conyers

    Sabrina Conyers of McGuireWoods LLP was the lead corporate and tax counsel in structuring the largest city-based guaranteed income fund pilot in U.S. history, and also led tax representation for an economic development agency in creating an innovative $100 million community investment fund for Black and Latinx business owners, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Tax MVPs.

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    118 Large Law Firms Earn Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification

    Nearly 120 large law firms in the U.S. and Canada have completed the latest certification cycle for Diversity Lab's Mansfield Rule, which aims to boost the number of attorneys from historically underrepresented groups in leadership positions.

  • MVP: Keller Lenkner's Warren Postman

    Warren Postman of Keller Lenkner LLC's arbitration practice won an appellate ruling that said Postmates had to pay more than $10 million to cover filing fees for couriers in a misclassification case, and forced DoorDash Inc. to live up to its agreement to resolve issues with its couriers out of court, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Employment MVPs.

  • MVP: Gibbs Law Group's Amy Zeman

    Amy Zeman led a Gibbs Law Group LLP team in convincing a California jury that freezer manufacturer Chart Industries Inc. was responsible for a fertility clinic implosion that lost embryos and eggs for their five clients, winning a $15 million verdict and earning her a spot among Law360's 2021 Product Liability MVPs.

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    Morris Manning Adds Ex-Griffin Capital Co. GC

    Morris Manning & Martin LLP has added a former Los Angeles-based general counsel for Griffin Capital Company LLC who guided nearly 12 public offerings and transactions for the company that altogether totaled $13 billion in assets.

  • MVP: Willkie's Todd G. Cosenza

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP partner Todd G. Cosenza achieved a watershed ruling for underwriter defendants fighting state court securities suits and scored a series of full dismissals and strong settlements for his clients in several litigations concerning initial public offerings, landing him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Securities MVPs.

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    Mayer Brown Appoints New Leader For DC Office

    Mayer Brown LLP said Monday that it has appointed the head of the firm's global mobility and migration practice as the new managing partner of its roughly 200-attorney Washington, D.C., office.

  • MVP: Paul Weiss' Brad S. Karp

    Brad S. Karp of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP led an extensive internal investigation for the board of Credit Suisse following the collapse of hedge fund Archegos Capital, which cost Wall Street banks more than $10 billion, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Banking MVPs.

  • Ex-BigLaw Attys To Lead Legal Investment Group

    Pretium Partners LLC has assembled a legal opportunities investment team led by a pair of former BigLaw attorneys, the investment management firm said Monday.

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