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Mayer Brown and Heller Ehrman in merger talks

Aug 29, 2008 Fresh off its aborted tie-up with Baker & McKenzie, San Francisco-based Heller is now in merger talks with Mayer Brown according to the American Lawyer blog. In the last year, Heller Ehrman and Mayer Brown have seen…

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Mayer Brown Restructuring Chief Defects for Orrick

Aug 26, 2008 A rough 18 months for Mayer Brown got a little worse on Monday, when San Francisco's Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced that Raniero "Ron" D'Aversa, Jr., the cochair of Mayer's restructuring and bankruptcy…

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Davis Polk and Latham lead on Roche megadeal

Jul 23, 2008 A duo of US firms have snared lead roles on Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche's $43.7bn bid for US drug giant Genentech. Davis Polk & Wardwell New York partners Arthur Golden, Chris Mayer and Peter Douglas are advising…

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U.S. law firm layoffs pick up pace as economy slows

Mar 12, 2008 For the second year in a row, 460-lawyer Chicago firm Jenner & Block has axed equity partners. At least 10 partners have been told to give up their equity and some have been asked to leave. Last year, the firm stripped…

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Mayer Brown accounts reveal European profits dip

Mar 7, 2008 Operating profits in Mayer Brown’s London and Brussels offices fell by £3.3m during 2007 to stand at £37.7m, despite an £8.9m increase in fee income to £103.5m. Partner numbers in the international LLP increased…

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Kaye Sholer hires German partner

Feb 28, 2008 Mayer Brown has lost Frankfurt partner Wolfgang Leip, who has left the Chicago firm to join the German practice of New York outfit Kaye Scholer. Leip is a patent litigator and will bring a three-lawyer team with him…

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Mayer Brown scoops French Shearman partner Dugué

Feb 9, 2008 Mayer Brown has boosted its international arbitration practice with the hire of a Shearman & Sterling partner in Paris. Christophe Dugué, who joined Shearman in 1990 becoming European counsel in 1997 and partner in…

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