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July 30, 2009 5:22 PM

Law Firms Lasso Some Big-Name IPOs

Advising on IPOs might not be the most labor-intensive legal assignment, but some noteworthy offerings have been filed in recent weeks, many of them in China. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the firms that have scored the latest IPO work.

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07/30/09 Posted by Brian Baxter

Associates Survey 2009: Slowing Down

How does today's workload compare to a year ago?

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07/30/09 Posted by Ed Shanahan

Judge Approves Delphi Sale Plan, Clears Way for Bankruptcy Exit

A judge has approved Delphi Corporation's modified plan to hand control of the company to its largest postpetition lenders. The ruling comes after four and a half years in bankruptcy.

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07/30/09 Posted by Julie Triedman

Indian Law Firms Crack the Dealmaker Ranks

Dealogic reports that several Indian law firms surpassed global powerhouses like Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Latham & Watkins, and White & Case in rankings of legal advisors on project finance and P3 deals that closed in the first half of 2009.

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07/30/09 Posted by Brian Baxter

Associates Survey 2009: Few Latent Laterals

What do the respondents to this year's survey expect to be doing in five years?

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07/30/09 Posted by Ed Shanahan

Chevron Looks Past Pillsbury (Again) for GC Appointment

Chevron announced Wednesday that it has chosen R. Hewitt Pate as its new general counsel, marking the second consecutive GC appointment from a firm other than longtime outside counsel Pillsbury Winthrop.

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07/30/09 Posted by Matt Straquadine

Fried Frank, Linklaters Tapped for $4 Billion Joint Venture Buyout

Sanofi-Aventis announced Thursday that it plans to buy Merck's 50 percent stake in animal health joint venture Merial Limited for $4 billion in cash. The two pharmaceutical giants turned to some old M&A hands for the deal.

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07/30/09 Posted by Brian Baxter

Associates Survey 2009

The full report is now available online, including the national survey results and charts looking at how law firms fared by city and by size.

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07/30/09 Posted by Ed Shanahan

July 29, 2009 7:48 PM

Madoff Whistleblower's Lawyer Branches Out on Own

The lawyer for Harry Markopolos, the forensic accountant who had warned the SEC about Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme, has left McCarter & English for conflicts reasons. The Am Law Daily caught up with Gaytri Kachroo to see what she has planned for Mr. Madoff.

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07/29/09 Posted by Brian Baxter

IP Lawyer Weighs In on Kindle Controversy

Following the firestorm that erupted after Amazon deleted two George Orwell books from Kindle, plenty of people had opinions on whether Amazon was acting too much like Big Brother. We asked intellectual property lawyer George Borkowski to explain the legal landscape of digital content.

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07/29/09 Posted by Francesca Heintz

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