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Akerman Announces Expansion into Atlanta and Winston-Salem With Two Offices

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Akerman LLP announced the firm’s expansion in Atlanta and Winston-Salem, N.C., marking the establishment of the firm’s 24th and 25th offices within seven months.

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Perkins Coie Adds Trust & Estate Planning Partner Lois Tilton

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Perkins Coie has added Lois Tilton to the firm’s Trusts & Estate Planning practice in New York.

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Littler Adds Shareholder in Orange County

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Littler has added Mark A. Romeo as a shareholder in its Irvine office.

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Blank Rome Represents Churchill in Completed Merger with Clarivate Analytics

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Blank Rome LLP represented Churchill Capital Corp., a publicly traded investment vehicle, in its merger with Clarivate Analytics Plc.

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Dykema’s Lansing Office Adds Scott A. Hughes

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Scott A. Hughes has joined Dykema in its Government Policy & Practice Group as a senior counsel in the firm’s Lansing office.

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Employment Attorneys Greg Saylin and Tyson Horrocks Join Holland & Hart

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Holland & Hart announced the addition of partner Greg Saylin and of counsel Tyson Horrocks to its Labor and Employment practice in the firm’s Salt Lake City office.

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Technology Transactions Attorney Robert Weiss Joins Barnes & Thornburg

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Barnes & Thornburg has added Robert M. Weiss as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department in Chicago.

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Plane Crash Changed Everything for Oilfield Tech Company’s General Counsel

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Allegations of fraud against the company’s founder surfaced after he died in a plane crash, leaving the grieving general counsel to deal with the investigation and litigation.

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Prosecutors Drop Charges in Prominent Biglaw Partner’s Texas Boat Wreck

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Vinson & Elkins partner Douglas E. McWilliams has said he told passengers he was leaving to get help for two women who had suffered serious injuries.

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Texas Court Addresses the Use of Contract Operators

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A recent Texas ruling illustrates the problems that can arise when parties to a joint operating agreement elect to have a non-owner serve as the operator, points out Austin Brister in the McGinnis Lochridge Oil and Gas Law Digest.

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Don’t Assume What a Court Will Assume About Your Contract

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Eric D. Mulligan of Hudson Cook, LLP writes about a case that illustrates the importance of drafting a contract that will avoid questions of interpretation by making the terms clear and apparent from the face of the text.

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A Physician’s Guide to Employment Contracts with Hospitals and Health Systems

A Physician’s Guide to Employment Contracts with Hospitals and Health Systems

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Christopher J. Shaughnessy discusses some important issues to consider when evaluating whether to enter into an employment agreement with a hospital or health system.

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Commercial Contracts in the USA

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Greenberg Traurig offers a wide-ranging discussion of commercial contracts in a post on the Lexology website.

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Call-Back Periods in Call-Back Warranties: Confusion on Other Warranties in Construction Contracts

Call-Back Periods in Call-Back Warranties: Confusion on Other Warranties in Construction Contracts

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A call-back warranty establishes a period of time after the substantial completion of a project within which an owner can call upon a contractor to correct nonconforming work.

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When Icahn Comes Knocking: Best Practices and Recent Developments in Shareholder Activism

When Icahn Comes Knocking: Best Practices and Recent Developments in Shareholder Activism

Webinar, May 29, 2019
The Berkeley Boosts webinar, “When Icahn Comes Knocking,” will explore best practices and recent developments in shareholder activism.

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U.S. State AGs Looking into Expedia Group, Hotel Practices in Antitrust Probe

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Court documents name the hotel chains Hyatt, Marriott, Caesars Entertainment Corp and Choice Hotels International Inc.

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Man Spies GC Friend’s Merger Papers, Makes $250K Insider-Trading Profit, SEC Says

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The defendant “surreptiously viewed documents contemplating an acquisition of G&K Services Inc. by Cintas [Corp.]” while changing his golf shoes in the den of a longtime friend who was also the general counsel of Cintas, the SEC said in its complaint.

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Lawyer’s Identity Stolen in Timeshare Scam

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The scammer would call people who had placed ads to sell their timeshares and tell them their property could be sold if they forwarded closing costs to the lawyer.

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Orano USA appoints Michael Woods as General Counsel

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Orano USA announced the appointment of Michael Woods as its new general counsel, effective April 15, 2019.

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Thompson & Knight Names Two New Office Leaders

Thompson & Knight Names Two New Office Leaders

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Thompson & Knight LLP has named two veteran attorneys as leaders of the firm’s offices in Dallas and Austin, the firm said in a release.

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