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Goodwin's private equity leaders survey practice growth, and look ahead to Biden era

2:59pm EST

Private equity markets took a major blow in the spring, as the pandemic froze deal making and fund managers took time to survey an altered landscape. But the second half of the year brought a rebound that promises to continue into 2021.

Troutman Pepper white-collar defender, ex-U.S. prosecutor hangs his own shingle

7:05am EST

Five months after Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders made its official debut in a rare 2020 Big Law merger, one of its partners has branched out on his own with a new white-collar boutique, ChaikenLaw.

ViacomCBS taps Shearman, Bertelsmann turns to Davis Polk and Arnold & Porter for Simon & Schuster sale

Nov 25 2020

Shearman & Sterling is advising ViacomCBS in its $2.175 billion cash sale of publishing business Simon & Schuster to Germany's Bertelsmann, which owns Penguin Random House. Davis Polk & Wardell and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer are representing Bertelsmann.

Cleary, Kirkland advise on $800 million Cholula hot sauce buy

Nov 24 2020

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton got the call to help McCormick & Co Inc spice up its condiment offerings with the $800 million acquisition of hot sauce-maker Cholula from private equity firm L Catterton, which is being represented by Kirkland & Ellis.

Ropes & Gray picks up Chicago partner from Weil in latest restructuring hire

Nov 23 2020

Boston-based Ropes & Gray has added another restructuring partner to its 75-lawyer Chicago office, tapping Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Ryan Preston Dahl.

IN BRIEF: Wilson Sonsini, Simpson Thacher take lead on Roblox IPO

Nov 20 2020

Roblox, which has seen users flock to its gaming platform during the pandemic, turned to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for its initial public offering, according to a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

IN BRIEF: Wachtell notches another November deal with Nasdaq's Verafin buy

Nov 19 2020

Nasdaq Inc looked to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Toronto-based Blake, Cassels & Graydon to advise on the company's $2.75 billion cash purchase of anti-financial crime software maker Verafin, which was represented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.

Holland & Knight adds energy project dealmakers, snagging practice chief from DLA Piper

Nov 18 2020

Holland & Knight announced Wednesday that it has tacked on two energy project finance and M&A attorneys, Timothy Moran and Philip Corsello, to its offices in New York and Washington, D.C., respectively.

Jill Biden taps Winston & Strawn partner as chief of staff

Nov 17 2020

Winston & Strawn's Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon has been named chief of staff to incoming first lady Jill Biden, President-Elect Joe Biden's transition team announced Tuesday. A former U.S. ambassador to Uruguay and a senior U.S. State Department official during the Obama administration, Reynoso has spent the last three years as partner in Winston's New York City office handling complex commercial litigation, regulatory enforcement and international arbitration, according to her firm profile. To read the full story on Westlaw Today, click here: https://bit.ly/36JSRwj

Paul Hastings snags Baker Botts energy partner pair in San Francisco

Nov 16 2020

A pair of energy, environmental and infrastructure partners, Chris Carr and Navi Dhillon, are leaving Baker Botts after a relatively short stay to join Paul Hastings in San Francisco.

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