• Two big-shot Wall Street investment bankers could have to pay millions of dollars in back taxes and penalties after Weil, Gotshal & Manges “screwed up” a deadline for routine paperwork over their compensation, according to a report. The report says the error came up in work Weil did for its client, investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners, which fired and sued the two affected bankers for alleged poaching after they left to start their own investment firm. (New York Post)

  • Several firms advised as VMware Inc. agreed last week to buy two software companies in deals worth a total of about $2.7 billion and aimed at expanding its development tools and cybersecurity. VMware, which makes virtualization and networking tools and is owned by Dell Technologies Inc., got advice from Morrison & Foerster on its agreement to buy Carbon Black Inc., a cybersecurity firm, which was advised by Goodwin Procter. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised VMware on its purchase of Pivotal Software Inc., which sells cloud software and services. (BN)

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was successfully treated for a malignant tumor on her pancreas, the court said in a statement Friday. (BN via BLAW)

  • The National Rifle Association dumped its longtime outside counsel Charles Cooper and lost another outside counsel and in-house lawyer, in the latest indication of turmoil at the gun rights lobby. (CNN) (NYT)

  • Women alleging rampant sexual misconduct at two Ford Motor Co. plants in Chicago, including harassment and rape, can’t pursue their claims as a class, because they failed to identify the common issues of law and fact, a federal judge ruled. Ford got advice in the case from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Eugene Scalia, who is the Trump administration’s pick to be the next labor secretary. (BLAW)

  • Federal appeals court judges surprised attorneys for Deutsche Bank and Capital last week by asking if the banks have President Trump’s tax returns. The attorneys, in turn, surprised the judges by refusing to answer. (WaPo) (BN)

  • The company formerly known as Dow Corning Corp., advised by Kirkland & Ellis, asked a judge to close its 24-year-old bankruptcy case after agreeing to pay $172 million to lenders to settle a dispute over interest owed. (BLAW)

Lawyers, Law Firms, Deals

  • Seward & Kissel advised Frontline Ltd. on U.S. law matters related to the Oslo-based oil tanker company’s deal to buy 10 new Suezmax tankers from commodities trader Trafigura Group Pte Ltd. for up to $675 million in cash and shares. (BN)

  • DLA Piper advised Protenus, a Baltimore-based healthcare compliance analytics company, on its recent $17 million Series C financing round. (GlobalLegalChronicle.com)

  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s administration is on track to spend around $22 million on outside legal counsel this year, about what it spent last year and similar to annual amounts spent by the administration of his predecessor, former Governor Chris Christie. (NJ.com)

  • A Georgia-based in-house lawyer at a supply chain and technology company is facing murder charges after allegedly using his Mercedes to run over a man he thought hit his car with a golf ball. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Laterals, Moves, Promotions

  • Foley & Lardner added business and finance lawyer Jamie Class as a partner in its Boston office. According to her LinkedIn, she previously spent 27 years at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, most recently as special counsel. (Foley.com)

  • McDermott Will & Emery added a former Tax Foundation executive, Joe Bishop-Henchman, as counsel in its tax practice in Washington. (MWE.com)

  • Michael Best added former Quarles & Brady partner Mark Yacura, who advises on Food and Drug Administration regulatory matters, as a partner in its FDA practice in Washington. (MichaelBest.com)

  • DLA Piper hired investment in-house veteran Stephen Ballas, recently the general counsel of an L.A.-based investment adviser, as an L.A.-based partner in its corporate practice . (DLAPiper.com)

Legal Actions, Bankruptcies, Decisions

  • Hertz Corp., advised by Jenner & Block, dodged most claims in a proposed class suit in Illinois federal court over allegedly misleading and excessive energy and vehicle licensing charges. (BLAW)


  • Capital One Financial Corp.’s massive data breach shows that financial regulators should consider designating major cloud providers as “systemically important,” two Democratic lawmakers wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (BN via BLAW)