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January 31, 2011 7:15 PM

Former Manatt Phelps Managing Partner Advising Mets; Dodgers Divorce Bingham

The Am Law 200 ties to the ongoing legal complications buffeting two of Major League Baseball's most significant franchises--the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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01/31/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Am Law 100: Curtis Mallet Keeps Climbing the Food Chain

Profits per partner were up 24 percent in 2010, and over 50 percent in three years.

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01/31/11 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

The Am Law 100: Dorsey & Whitney Revenue Dips for Second Consecutive Year

Dorsey & Whitney reported a 6 percent decline in gross revenue in 2010 but had small gains in RPL and PPP due to lower head count.

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01/31/11 Posted by Amy Kolz

Three Firms on ProLogis, AMB Property Merger

Mayer Brown, Greenberg Traurig, and Wachtell are providing counsel on the formation of a real estate company with more than $24 billion in total market value and properties in 22 countries.

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01/31/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

The Global Lawyer: The Mystery of the Ghostwritten Report

How Section 1782 let Gibson Dunn play Nancy Drew in the U.S. discovery battles in the environmental litigation against Chevron in Ecuador.

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01/31/11 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

Cravath, Following the Market this Time, Issues Special Spring Bonus

The bonuses range from $2,500 for first-years to $20,000 apiece for fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-year associates.

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01/31/11 Posted by Julie Triedman

Rosneft Taps Freshfields for $1 Billion Exxon Mobil Agreement

A week after agreeing to form a $16 billion joint venture with BP to explore for oil in the Arctic, Russian energy giant Rosneft used the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the occasion to sign a more modest deal to probe the depths of the Black Sea for black gold.

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01/31/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

Mayer Brown, Kirkland on MidOcean's Buyout of Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc.

Using two newly created subsidiaries, MidOcean will purchase the Oklahoma-based provider of legal service plans for $650 million.

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01/31/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Three Firms Handling Alpha's $7.1 Billion Massey Energy Buy

Cleary Gottlieb, Cravath, and Troutman Sanders are working on a deal that will see Alpha Natural Resources acquire coal mine operator Massey Energy for $7.1 billion in cash and stock.

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01/31/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

January 29, 2011 12:15 PM

The Careerist: Extracurricular Activity

Joseph Hassett is litigation of counsel at Hogan Lovells, and a Yeats scholar.

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01/29/11 Posted by Vivia Chen

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