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May 28, 2010 3:23 PM

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Companies Go Bust as Extended Stay Seeks Solvency

Extended Stay's $4 billion bankruptcy court sale involved enough lawyers to fill one of the company's hotels. Plus: Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins pick up debtor's work for two ailing oil and gas companies.

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05/28/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

The AIG/Prudential Deal: Still Going

And how are you spending Memorial Day weekend?

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05/28/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

Toys "R" Us Going Public...Again

With the economy still sputtering, PE firms are cashing in on investments they made at the height of the go-go 2000s.

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05/28/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

Arent Fox On "Sexy" Einstein Suit Against GM

Note to ad agencies and their clients: Secure those IP rights before proceeding.

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05/28/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

The '90s Are Back: Real Estate Restructuring Is a Boon to Firms

Real estate restructuring work, a bandwagon that many firms jumped on in the past year, shows no signs of slowing. More than $1.4 trillion in commercial loans are coming to term in the next four years, according to the Congressional Oversight Panel studying financial reform, and will likely keep the distressed-property business booming. By Robert Carr

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05/28/10 Posted by Ed Shanahan

May 27, 2010 6:25 PM

Fire Up That Grill: A Pre-Memorial Day Deal Roundup

As the weather warms up around Am Law Daily headquarters, it appears that the once-moribund M&A market is also finally starting to get hot. Two major energy transactions, plus the sale of a British supermarket chain and a pair of beer deals bode well for corporate lawyers with an eye on headier times.

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05/27/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

Sex Abuse Suit Against Brooklyn High School Gets Major Boost

The plaintiffs--including a Simpson Thacher partner--will get their chance to proceed with some major discovery.

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05/27/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

Public Reprimand for Kraft in Cadbury Plant Closing

Considering that the verbal slap on the wrist carries no financial penalty, it could be seen as something of a win for Arnold & Porter as well.

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05/27/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

Transocean Taps Skadden, Sutherland for Oil Spill Work

As the "top kill" effort to stanch one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history appeared to be making some headway, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon confirmed that it has retained two leading law firms to advise the company in litigation and congressional hearings.

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05/27/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

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