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Wake Up Call: Toys “R” Us Hires Kirkland & Ellis to Help Deal With Debt

Wake Up Call: Toys “R” Us Hires Kirkland & Ellis to Help Deal With Debt

• Toys “R” Us Inc. is said to have hired lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis to help restructure its heavy debt load, in a new sign of trouble for a once-mighty retailer that has struggled to fend off and discount chains. (Bloomberg) • Florida law firms are preparing for Hurricane Irma — a Category 5 hurricane — and the state’s courts announced

Former FTC Chief Joins Hogan Lovells to Lead Antitrust Group

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Former Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has joined Hogan Lovells LLP, where she’ll be focused on antitrust and privacy issues, the firm announced Sept. 6. Ramirez, a Democrat who served in the Obama administration, will be co-head of Hogan Lovells’ global antitrust, competition, and economic regulation practice and will


Wake Up Call: Latham Files Suit Against Trump Transgender Ban

• Latham & Watkins, the world’s biggest law firm by revenue, filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals in the military, on behalf of LGBT civil rights group Equality California and several transgender members of the military. (The Recorder) (LGBT Weekly) • Insurance giant American International Group Inc. named a new general

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Skadden Hires Top National Security Lawyer

Michael Leiter, a top national counterterrorism lawyer under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the firm announced on Tuesday. Leiter, 48, joins Skadden as a partner in its 13-person Washington, D.C. national security practice, although he will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in its global investigations

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Deluge of Big Law Hires Kick Off Fall Season

Labor Day weekend has come and gone, which means summer is over, kids are back in school, and Big Law attorneys are on the move. Following the typically slow month of August, the inboxes at Big Law Business were filled on Tuesday morning with a slew of job change announcements. Below is a round-up of notable Big Law hires

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Top Kasowitz Partner is Joining Kirkland & Ellis

After 24 years with Kasowitz Benson Torres, Aaron Marks is parting ways for a global platform. Marks, whose clients have included AMC Networks and luxury fashion brand Coach, will join Kirkland & Ellis next Monday, he told Big Law Business. He joins with fellow Kasowitz partner Joshua Greenblatt, who had been with the firm since

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, leaves after a session during the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, Italy, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Senator McCain’s Former Chief of Staff Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Pablo E. Carrillo, who served as U.S. Senator John McCain’s chief of staff for nearly five years, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. Senator McCain’s office announced Carrillo’s departure in July. Carrillo was succeeded as chief of staff by Truman Anderson, former executive director of the Stuart

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Whitey Bulger Prosecutor Joins Boston Law Firm

The federal prosecutor who once tried gangster Whitey Bulger is joining the Boston law firm Anderson & Kreiger, the firm announced on Tuesday. Carmen Ortiz, former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, will specialize in white collar criminal defense in her new role. Outside of Bulger, Ortiz guided the federal prosecutions of the Boston Marathon bomber, as

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Wake Up Call: Skadden, Wachtell Advise on Huge Aerospace Deal

• United Technologies is buying Rockwell Collins, an airplane parts manufacturer, for an estimated $23 billion to $30 billion, in what is called one of the aerospace industry’s largest deals ever. Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz is advising United Technologies, while Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is advising Rockwell Collins. (Bloomberg) (New York Times) • Richard Posner,

Buildings stand in the city skyline of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., back right, across the Charles River from Cambridge, Massachusetts, left, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Photo by Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

Hogan Lovells Bulks Up In Boston with Merger

Hogan Lovells officially merged the 28-lawyer Boston litigation boutique, Collora, into its fold this week, hanging up signs and putting the attorneys there on its website. CEO Steve Immelt said the firm needed to open in Boston to service its life science clients but wanted to merge so it starts with a large presence there —