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October 2010

October 31, 2010 8:30 PM

Theodore Sorensen, 82, Kennedy Adviser and Lawyer, Dies

Sorensen was best known as President John F. Kennedy's primary speechwriter. Over the last several decades, he practiced at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Sorensen was, in the words of firm chairman Brad Karp, "a giant, a national treasure, who served our nation and our law firm with great distinction for more than 50 years."

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10/31/10 Posted by Ed Shanahan

October 29, 2010 6:06 PM

Inside the Octagon: Lewis and Roca Lawyer Stands Tall for the UFC

In our regular look at sports and the law, The Am Law Daily talks to an Ultimate Fighting Championship GC with a lot on his hands, considers a bat rack's worth of legal issues surrounding baseball at World Series time, and notes the filing of yet another lawsuit against the NCAA.

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10/29/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

Three new partners join DLA Piper in New Jersey; a former U.S. undersecretary of Commerce lands at Fried Frank; and two partners are added to Greenberg Traurig's litigation practice. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and news releases to

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10/29/10 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

The Careerist: The Enablers of Law School Madness

We are either a nation of great optimists or utter fools. And I'm not even commenting about new entrants in the political arena. I'm referring to the seemingly endless flood of people who still aspire to be lawyers, despite the shrinking legal job market.

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10/29/10 Posted by Vivia Chen

Cleary, MoFo Tapped for NTT Data's Merger with Keane

The two firms advised on Japanese IT services company NTT Data's $1.2 billion acquisition of Keane Inc., a Citigroup subsidiary.

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10/29/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

Dealmaker of the Week: Lois Herzeca of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

A 13-year relationship with CommScope helped Herzeca steer the company's $3.9 billion buyout by The Carlyle Group.

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10/29/10 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Inside the BofA/Merrill Merger: Did Mayopolous's Salary Grumbles Cost Him GC Post?

A new book offers an exclusive look into the firing of former Bank of America general counsel Tim Mayopoulos and other machinations during the course of the bank's shotgun wedding with Merrill Lynch. Plus: BofA hires McGuireWoods chairman Richard Cullen for foreclosure defense work.

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10/29/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

Law License Yanked from Florida Firm Founder over Ethics Breaches

The Florida Supreme Court has suspended Adorno & Yoss cofounder Henry "Hank" Adorno from practicing law over his role in a $7 million class action settlement that benefited just seven people and his firm.

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10/29/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

Bartlit BP Spill Bombshell: Halliburton Knew Well Cement Was Flawed

The Fred Bartlit-led legal team investigating the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Thursday released a bombshell finding: despite multiple test results showing that a cement-foam mixture meant to seal the bottom of the well was unstable, Halliburton and BP used the flawed material anyway.

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10/29/10 Posted by D.M. Levine

October 28, 2010 6:06 PM

Hughes Hubbard Nets $107.8 Million for Lehman Trustee Work


The firm has been paid $107.8 million for its services as counsel to a court-appointed trustee overseeing the liquidation of the defunct investment bank's broker-dealer unit.

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10/28/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

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