Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, January 4, 2018
    McGuireWoods served as legal adviser to Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D) in a stock-for-stock merger with SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) to create a combined company serving 6.5 million electric and natural gas distribution customers and operating in 18 states from Connecticut to California. The value of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory and...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Fish & Richardson announced on Wednesday, August 16th, that the firm has launched a partnership with Milk Stork to provide a breast milk delivery service for nursing mothers employed by the firm who are traveling on business. Through Milk Stork, mothers have access to no-fuss, refrigerated, express shipping or easy toting of breast milk...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Fish & Richardson won a major jury verdict for Velcro Companies in the Middle District of Georgia on November 17, 2017 that capped four years of patent litigation against YKK Corp., the company’s primary rival in the transportation and automotive segment of the hook and loop fastener business. The jury delivered a complete defense...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Minority and women attorneys have made notable gains in leadership bodies of New York City law firms, but attrition and erosion in the associate pipeline continue to impede progress, concludes a report from the New York City Bar Association released on November 6.
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    On September 18, 2017, following a two-year review, Weil obtained FTC approval for Walgreens Boots Alliance’s acquisition of almost 2,000 Rite Aid stores. The original deal was to acquire all of Rite Aid for slightly more than $17 billion. After some creative deal-making and an incredible amount of advocacy, the FTC approved a deal that permitted...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Toshiba Corporation’s Board of Directors, as announced on September 20, has approved the sale of all shares of Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba, to K.K. Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed and controlled by a Bain Capital Private Equity, LP-led consortium. Akin Gump advised Kingston Technology, a...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Fish & Richardson announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a $932,000 attorneys’ fees award for Fish’s client Bed Bath & Beyond in a patent dispute with Inventor Holdings LLC. On December 8, 2017 the Federal Circuit held that the trial court was correct when it found that Inventor Holdings had pursued a...
  • Friday, December 8, 2017
    UnitedLex, a global provider of technology-powered business, legal and cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has been selected by DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) to lead a global law function transformation.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017
    AccessData Group has announced the launch of AD RTK™ (Risk Toolkit), a powerful new tool corporations and government agencies can use to combat problematic or sensitive data. The tool locates potential information risks—very often, authorized data residing in unauthorized locations, such as classified information on an unclassified...
  • Monday, November 20, 2017
    AccessData Group's AD Lab centralized investigations platform is now the first product in its category to be available to users in a cloud-based environment.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017
    AccessData Group has released new versions of its suite of digital forensics software tools, with innovative new features that allow customers to take greater control of their digital investigations.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Clifford Chance advised GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”), the global credit investment platform of The Blackstone Group L.P., on the fundraising of an opportunistic credit fund, GSO Diamond Portfolio Fund. The fundraising process took less than two months and resulted in a "one and done" fund closing on approximately US$950 million in...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. announced that General Counsel Navigator, the company’s leading workflow solution for corporate counsel professionals, has been redesigned and relaunched on a new platform. Designed by in-house counsel, the solution features a new, intuitive user interface and search capabilities, providing users...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Clifford Chance advised Griffis Residential on its first institutional capital raise, Griffis Premium Apartment Fund IV, which raised $407 million and closed on September 1, 2017. Griffis Residential’s new multifamily fund beat its target by more than $100 million.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017
    McGuireWoods lawyers advised Andeavor Logistics LP in its acquisition of $445 million in oil storage and terminal assets in Anacortes, Washington, from affiliates of the refining company Andeavor. The deal closed Nov. 8.   The assets include tankage that can hold 3.9 million barrels of crude oil and other storage for raw materials and refined products...
  • Fish & Richardson Launches New Mayo/Myriad Life Sciences Tracker
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Fish & Richardson has launched a new Mayo/Myriad Life Sciences Tracker online resource designed to help its intellectual property clients stay informed and up to date on significant decisions in which the patent eligibility of life science claims is addressed under Mayo or Myriad.   
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    RVM Enterprises, Inc. has acquired media restorations and forensics firm The Oliver Group. The Oliver Group enhances RVM's reach with its capabilities in media restoration, cataloging and preservation.
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Mars, Incorporated and VCA Inc. today announced the successful completion of Mars' previously announced acquisition of VCA. On January 9, 2017, Mars and VCA announced that they had entered into an agreement for Mars to acquire VCA for $93 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $9.1 billion. VCA will operate as a distinct and separate...
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Akin Gump advised Genesis Energy, LP on its pending $1.3 billion acquisition of the world’s largest natural soda ash producer and the related financings.
  • Sills Cummis & Gross Announces Addition of Associates
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Associates Corey Klein, Melody M. Lins and Valerie L. Weiss: – Mr. Klein joins the Firm’s Real Estate Department.  Mr. Klein focuses on land use, redevelopment, zoning and related litigation.  He received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2012 and a B.A....
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Burns & Levinson announced today that partner Paul Mastrocola, co-chair of the firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, has completed the MCLE program to become a certified civil mediator.
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Database Summarizes Recent Precedential Intellectual Property Decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2017 MCCA Employer of Choice Finalists
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    MCCA, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, announced today the five finalists for the 2017 Employer of Choice Awards. The Employer of Choice Award is designed to spotlight industry leaders who have a commitment to and succeed at creating and building an inclusive corporate legal department that will make MCCA’s vision “to make the next...
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick will host its first Food & Beverage Seminar on September 14 at the Hollywood Casino in Grantville, Pa. from noon until 5 p.m. The seminar will focus on current trends in the food and beverage industry and will feature McNees attorneys covering issues in marketing, labor and employment and recalls, with a closing panel...
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced a partnership with Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations, that will provide users of the Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite with expert e-discovery consulting and services from the Technology segment...