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May 31, 2011 7:15 PM

The Careerist: Tom Puccio's Time Sheet Problem

Famed white collar criminal lawyer Thomas Puccio knows how to win a case. Too bad he's not good enough at keeping records of his time to collect his fees.

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05/31/11 Posted by Vivia Chen

DLA Piper, Skadden Help Bring NHL Back to Winnipeg

The National Hockey League is returning to Winnipeg, 14 years after the Canadian city's last team left for Phoenix. The league announced on Tuesday that the Atlanta Thrashers would move north after lawyers finished signing off on the $170 million deal.

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05/31/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

KKR to Buy Stake in Academy Sports + Outdoors

Simpson Thacher, Wachtell, and Fulbright advise on the investment firm's planned purchase of a majority stake in the Texas-based sporting goods chain.

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05/31/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Four Firms Advising on $3 Billion PAI Partners Sale

Wilkie Farr, Clifford Chance, Debevoise & Plimpton, and Frieh Bouhenic are working on Paris-based private equity firm PAI Partners' planned sale of French engineering company Spie to an investment group for $3 billion.

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05/31/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

Fried Frank Snags Top Gibson Dunn Partner in D.C.

Christopher Bellini, the cochair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's financial institutions practice, has left the firm for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

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05/31/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

Cravath, Sullivan Lead on Ashland's $3.2 Billion ISP Acquisition

Chemicals company Ashland announced Tuesday that it agreed to acquire privately held International Specialty Products for roughly $3.2 billion in cash, Ashland's largest deal in three years.

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05/31/11 Posted by Julie Triedman

McDermott To Relocate Senior Antitrust Partner To Chinese Alliance Firm

Brussels-based Frank Schoneveld will join MWE China Law Offices as an external consultant on May 30.

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05/31/11 Posted by Chris Johnson

May 27, 2011 5:59 PM

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

Cozen O'Connor expands its Houston office with 14 new attorneys. The Chicago office of Schiff Hardin makes room for two more partners. And a business law partner joins Goodwin & Proctor. Plus: Global moves. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

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05/27/11 Posted by Dana Olsen

The Lateral: Weil Gotshal's New SEC Insider

Christian Bartholomew, a former SEC senior prosecutor, left Morgan Lewis in late April to lead Weil's Washington, D.C.-based SEC enforcement and litigation practice.

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05/27/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

The Score: As Cycling Drug Probe Intensifies, Armstrong Adds to Legal Team

John Keker and Elliot Peters of Keker & Van Nest have joined seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's all-star legal team. Plus: A tragedy in the midst of the NBA's labor negotiations.

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05/27/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

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