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February 2011

February 28, 2011 9:32 PM

The Careerist: Never Let Them See You Cry

On the other hand, showing a softer side can't hurt. Some dos and don'ts for law firm leaders.

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02/28/11 Posted by Vivia Chen

Cleary Leads on Triton Acquisition, Cement Joint Venture

The firm is advising Warburg Pincus and Vestar Capital Partners on its acquisition of Triton Container International and French industrial company Lafarge on a joint venture with Anglo American.

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02/28/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Am Law 100: Shearman Revenues, Profits Dip on Low Collections

Revenues and average profits per partner dropped 8 percent in 2010, but billable hours and RPL held steady.

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02/28/11 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

Winston's Delicate Dance

As they reportedly vote on whether to absorb a substantial number of Howrey attorneys, Winston & Strawn partners have plenty to weigh in terms of the legal and financial complications that can ensue when a healthy law firm takes on the assets of one that is failing. A preview from the March 2011 issue of The American Lawyer.

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02/28/11 Posted by Julie Triedman

Simpson Thacher, Skadden Advise on Blackstone's Mall Buy

The private equity firm agreed to pay $9.4 billion for U.S. shopping centers owned by debt-ridden Australian mall operator Centro Properties Group. 

 

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02/28/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

The Schools the Big Firms Love: U of Chicago, Harvard

University of Chicago Law School ranked highest for percentage of 2010 graduates who ended up at the 250 largest firms, The National Law Journal reports.

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02/28/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Skadden, Wachtell Lead on Ventas's $7.4 Billion REIT Buy

Real estate investment trust Ventas plans to acquire Nationwide Health Properties Group for $7.4 billion in stock and assumed debt. The merger will create the largest health care REIT in the country.

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02/28/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Asian Lawyer: A Huawei Backlash Brewing?

China's introduction of a national security review for foreign acquisitions looks like payback for blocked Chinese investments abroad. It may ultimately hit foreign law firms harder than their clients.

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02/28/11 Posted by Anthony Lin

SNR Denton Co-CEO to Take On New Integration Role

Howard Morris will relocate to New York to focus on postmerger practice and client integration across the trans-Atlantic firm's 59 international offices.

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02/28/11 Posted by Chris Johnson

Behind the Arrival of DLA's $5 Million Man

A closer look at DLA's hiring of former Paul Hastings partner James Wareham.

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02/28/11 Posted by D.M. Levine

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