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  • 'Mad Dog' of Sports Radio Meets Match in Ex-Akin Gump Partner

    John Dowd, a former Marine and veteran Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld litigator who retired from the firm earlier this year, appeared on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Christopher Russo to discuss his investigation 26 years ago that led to a lifetime ban of Major League Baseball icon Pete Rose. It did not go well.

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  • Former Law School Roommates Take Charge in Chicago

    Rebecca Eisner and Lydia Kelley used to share mac and cheese dinners and cram for exams together. Now they oversee nearly 600 lawyers as managing partners of the Chicago offices of Mayer Brown and McDermott Will & Emery, respectively.

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  • Ex-Dewey Senior Partner Says Probe News Scuttled Merger Deal

    Defense lawyers for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives had some tough questions during their cross-examination of a former executive committee member from the now-defunct firm.

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  • Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

    Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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  • Dealmaker of the Week: Richard Hall of Cravath, Swaine & Moore

    Hall advised Delhaize Group in its merger with Koninklijke Ahold NV, which will create a combined company valued at $29 billion.

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  • Cleary Bankruptcy Pro Takes On Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

    After Friday's victory for same-sex marriage, the notion that gays and lesbians need to be "cured" might seem almost quaint. Not so for Jim Bromley's pro bono clients, who won a resounding jury verdict this week against a group that promised to purge their homosexuality.

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  • Ex-Dewey Finance Partner Recalls Fateful 2010 Bond Offering

    Richard Shutran, the former co-head of Dewey & LeBoeuf's corporate department who took the lead on a $150 million private placement by the firm, testified Thursday that he was never in the loop about its shaky financial situation.

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  • From Fitbit to Fogo de Ch?o, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

    From Fitbit to Fogo de Ch?o, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

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  • Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

    The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

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  • South Carolina's Nelson Mullins Joins Chorus On Confederate Flag

    A week after the killings at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the state's oldest and largest firms came out against one of the South's most controversial emblems.

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