North America/US

Marc Jacobs legal director joins Luxury Law Alliance advisory board

Ava Farshidi received the Luxury Law Rising Star Award in 2017

Opus 2 unveils new CEO amid US growth push

Greg Blackman succeeds Martin Coen at case preparation and dispute hearings software provider

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US appeals court vacates $2.18bn patent infringement damages award against Intel

Verdict from Texan jury had landed chipmaker with one of the largest ever patent damages awards

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News | US

Sidley hires Allen & Overy’s LA head to bolster energy practice

Andrea Lucan arrives just weeks after energy partner Greg Lavigne exited A&O for Sidley in New York

O’Melveny and Wilson Sonsini check in for Alaska Air’s $1.9bn acquisition of Hawaiian

O’Melveny advises Alaska as Wilson Sonsini reps Hawaiian in deal likely to attract regulatory scrutiny

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Deals | US

Loeb & Loeb names corporate co-leaders as new co-chairs

Mitchell Nussbaum and Arash Khalili to succeed firm chair Kenneth Florin in February

Around the house: All Africa Capital hires first GC, Buffalo Bills end hunt for new legal chief

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Novavax, AIMCo, Sempra and Modine

Raft of US firms raise associate pay to match Cravath scale

Paul Hastings, McDermott and Baker McKenzie among those falling in line after Cravath leapfrogged earlier raises at Milbank

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News | US

European invasion – firms flood into the EU’s legal markets

US and UK firms have been seeking to expand their European footprints post-Brexit, writes Buchanan Law’s James Lavan

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Willkie hires litigation counsel from Google to bolster West Coast investigations practice

Michael Rome joins as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices

Huawei and Sharp sign patent cross licensing deal of 4G and 5G technology

Chinese and Japanese technology companies agree to license their mobile standard essential patents

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The bonus balance: navigating global compensation in Big Law

Associates want a global, consistent approach to bonuses and pay, writes Major Lindsey & Africa’s Nathan Peart

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Around the house: Airbnb names ex-President Biden chief of staff as CLO, Reader’s Digest-owner replaces long-time GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Edward Jones, Pipedrive, ESM and UPMC

Freshfields and Skadden shepherd eBay-backed Adevinta’s €14bn take private

Wachtell, Clifford Chance and Cleary also among firms called in for one of Europe’s biggest buyouts this year

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US creates design patent practitioner bar as applications rise

USPTO seeks to encourage “broader participation” in bar

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News | US

David Boies to stand down as chair of Boies Schiller Flexner

Partners to vote on succession next month; renowned litigator to stay on as a partner

Winston & Strawn appoints four partners to new senior leadership roles

London and US partners to work with chair elect Steve D’Amore in areas including talent retention and international expansion