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Skadden, DLA Piper on $6.7 Life Sciences Merger

Jun 14, 2008 Skadden and DLA Piper advised two California-based companies on a $6.7 billion merger that would create one of the world's largest life sciences companies and a leader in human genome research. Invitrogen Corporation,…

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Large law firms hire from select schools

Apr 23, 2008 Columbia Law School in New York City and Northwestern Law School in Chicago are the most frequently recruited schools by the nation’s largest law firms, which offer starting salaries that make the all-night cramming…

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Big Law, Bigger Profits

Mar 25, 2008 2007 was the best year yet for the nation's largest law firms. The top 50 U.S. firms generated a total of $46.6 billion in revenue in 2007, a 16 percent increase over the 2006 total of $40.3 billion, according to this…

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DLA Piper launches in Houston

Mar 12, 2008 DLA Piper announced the opening of an office in Houston, Texas with three lawyers from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Howrey. Two of the new partners, Jack O'Neill and Mark White, were partners at Howrey. O'Neill,…

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DLA Piper continental arm in 60% '07 fees surge

Mar 8, 2008 DLA Piper’s Continental European offices saw turnover grow by 60% during 2006-07 to make up around a quarter of the firm’s revenues outside of the US. Turnover in the offices grew by £43.6m to hit £116.6m during…

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DLA Piper kicks off laterals season in the US

Jan 27, 2008 The first few weeks of 2008 already have marked an abundance of lateral hires among partners making a switch for better opportunities at some of the nation's biggest law firms. In one of the more prominent switches to…

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DLA Piper names Clark as first Hong Kong head

Jan 25, 2008 DLA Piper has appointed its first Hong Kong managing partner, with commercial litigation specialist Christopher Clark stepping into the management role. Clark, who takes on responsibility for the transatlantic firm’s…

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