North America/US

Skadden, Weil shepherd Honeywell’s $1.9bn CAES acquisition

Weil counsels seller Advent as Skadden acts for longtime client Honeywell in deal for defence tech company

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Deals | US

US cloud business Nutanix hires CLO from EV battery-maker Lyten

Brian Martin replaces Tyler Wall, who announced his retirement in February

INTA argues that NFTs are within scope of US trademark protection

Amicus brief filed by the association concerns whether intangible products like NFTs are “goods” for the purpose of the trademark act

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US tech unicorn Sigma hires first general counsel from San Francisco boutique

Ali Harmer moves back in house after four-and-a-half-year stint at Coda Law Group

US dating app Bumble promotes acting CLO to permanent role

Elizabeth Monteleone had been serving as acting CLO since February

Cheers for Bacardi as it reignites dispute over Havana Club trademark

US appeals court revives long-running dispute with US trademark office over Cuban government-owned trademark

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News | US

Akin names successors to veteran chair Koopersmith

UK-US duo Dan Walsh and Abid Qureshi to take over as co-chairs of top 40 US firm next April

ExxonMobil names former Fox lawyer as next GC

Jeff Taylor will replace Craig Morford, who is retiring at the start of July

Brands, beauty and big issues: high-profile US cases to watch in 2024

From fast fashion to sustainability, Foley & Lardner luxury lawyers Jeff Greene and Owen Miklos examine the key cases before US courts in 2024

US data storage business Seagate fills vacant CLO seat with Maxar hire

Jim Lee replaces Kate Schuelke who joined Credo Technology in January

Norton Rose Fulbright hires 12-strong investigations team from BCLP in the US

Group includes four partners and will be spread across firm’s St. Louis and Denver offices

ArentFox Schiff hires eight-partner team in Boston from Burns & Levinson

IP and disputes group’s move follows ArentFox Schiff adding automotive partner quartet from Burns in Boston in April

Freshfields makes twin partner hire in New York from Kirkland, Davis Polk

Arrivals include M&A partner Joshua Ayal and capital markets partner Jacqueline Marino

Kirkland, Ropes & Gray steer Bain’s $5.6bn PowerSchool acquisition

Kirkland acts for longtime client PowerSchool as private equity-led deals show signs of picking up

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Deals | US

Raft of firms called in for Waste Management’s $7.2bn Stericycle acquisition

Latham & Watkins, Hogan Lovells, Vinson & Elkins and Baker Botts steer deal to expand top US waste management company’s healthcare footprint

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Deals | US

Allied Universal names next legal head as former GC retires

Loretta Cecil will replace David Buckman later this month

Kirkland, Latham lead on Champion’s $1.2bn sale to Authentic Brands

Kirkland acts for seller HanesBrands alongside Jones Day as Latham counsels Authentic

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Deals | US

SoFi taps JPMorgan for GC hire as long-time legal head steps down

Stephen Simcock will replace Rob Lavet, who is retiring and moving to a director role

Latham, Orrick lead on SAP’s $1.5bn WalkMe acquisition

Israeli firms Meitar and Gornitzky & Co called in on deal to buy Israeli-founded SaaS company

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Deals | US

TikTok parent ByteDance names former Warner Bros. legal chief as new GC

John Rogovin replaces Erich Anderson, who moves to a special counsel role amid a potential US ban on TikTok