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June 30, 2010 5:43 PM

Media Deal Round-up: Gossip Girl and Wall Street Lead Things Off

Simpson Thacher helps ZelnickMedia reel in Alloy Inc.'s menu of media offerings for millenials, while Proskauer and Fried Frank advise on a deal between Markit and Wall Street On Demand. Also, News Corp. sells Beliefnet.com, with the held of Hughes Hubbard and Hogan Lovells.

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06/30/10 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Jones Day Lawyers Take Lead on Two Big Drug Deals

The firm teamed up with Proskauer Rose, Fried Frank, Goodwin Procter, and Latham & Watkins on two pharmaceutical deals announced on Wednesday potentially worth a combined $3.46 billion.

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06/30/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

Georgetown University Law Center Names New Dean

Fordham University Law School dean William Treanor is the newest Hoya. 

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06/30/10 Posted by Claire Zillman

Akin Adds Two Energy Partners in L.A.

The firm seeks to boost its renewable energy practice with laterals Dino Barajas from Morgan, Lewis and Elliot Hinds from Goodwin Procter.

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06/30/10 Posted by Drew Combs

The Careerist: Have WASP Law Firms Lost Their Sting?

A recent New York Times op-ed had some very nice things to say about White, Anglo-Saxon Protestants and their contribution to diversity. So nice, in fact, that I wondered if I missed something.

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06/30/10 Posted by Vivia Chen

Round 1 of Boeing-Airbus Blood Bath Goes to Boeing, Wilmer

But Round 2 might not go as well.

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06/30/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

Ex-McKee Nelson Partner Finds Success in Trendy Restaurant Biz

Mark Kuller, a former tax partner at McKee Nelson in Washington, D.C., is getting ready to open a new Spanish-themed restaurant called Estadio in the nation's capital . It isn't Kuller's first foray into the ultracompetitive restaurant business.

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06/30/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

Kirkland, DLA Piper Pilot $775 Million Boeing Deal

The world's biggest aircraft manufacturer is acquiring Argon ST as part of an effort to strengthen its foothold in the military electronics market.

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06/30/10 Posted by Claire Zillman

Will Bracewell & Giuliani Client Prove to Be Oil Spill Savior?

The firm is representing the CEO and founder of Taiwan Maritime Transport, which claims to have a solution to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: a renovated supertanker designed to skim up to 15 million gallons of oily water a day.

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06/30/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

New Bar Exam Riles Indian Law Grads

The Bar Council of India has announced it will now require law graduates to take a national bar exam, starting this year. Six suits have already challenged the measure, and a regional bar chairman has resigned in protest.

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