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Revlon announces GC change as bankruptcy-era legal chief steps down

David Schwartz will replace Andrew Kidd, who helped steer Revlon through its recent Chapter 11 proceedings

Arnold & Porter adds six partner team across US from BCLP

Multi-practice team joins across Chicago, Denver and New York

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Max Hill KC joins King & Spalding in London

Atlanta-based firm cites ‘ever-increasing convergence of the civil, criminal and regulatory strands of the law’

End in sight to dispute between BMW, patent monetiser and Susman Godfrey

Law firm had tried to withdraw as counsel, but parties now working on settlement in long running patent infringement action

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Legalweek organiser condemns reported instances of sexual harassment at offsite parties

ALM pledges to champion ‘meaningful, positive change’ within legaltech community after LinkedIn post by woman attendee goes viral

Paul Weiss secures Dechert’s mass tort co-head in Los Angeles

Kimberly Branscome joins having counselled GSK, 3M and Johnson & Johnson in high-profile litigation

Neiman Marcus Group makes interim CLO’s role permanent

Tom Mattei takes over from Hannah Kim who has joined Chicago-based market research business Circana

Clyde & Co adds nine-lawyer team in Chicago from Lewis Brisbois

Partner Danny Worker takes team to UK firm as it builds insurance capability across North America

Kimberly-Clark rehires lawyer from American Airlines as GC

Grant McGee rejoins tissue paper giant Kimberly-Clark, replacing Jeff Melucci who is now chief business and transformation officer

Majority of global CLOs see in-house budgets shrink, workloads increase, ACC survey shows

Pressure to do more with less is increasing focus on operational efficiency and tech

Luxury EV-maker Lucid hires former Mercedes-Benz lawyer as GC

Matt Everitt takes up role after departure of former Tesla lawyer Jonathan Butler in July

Allen & Overy, Morrison Foerster guide WillScot’s $3.8bn McGrath acquisition

A&O reps WillScot as modular office lease company moves to expand presence across North America

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Deals | US

Roomba-maker names new GC, promotes CLO to interim CEO after Amazon M&A deal collapses

Tonya Drake is promoted to GC, while CLO Glen Weinstein will lead iRobot Corporation on interim basis

North American flour supplier Ardent Mills hires GC from Ball Corporation

Kate Kimball replaces Douglas Barkema, who left company in October

Kennedys opens 10th US office in Fort Lauderdale

Insurance specialist launches second Florida base to service yacht and marine clients as US expansion continues apace

Sony Playstation chipmaker AMD hires Lam Research CLO to head legal team

Ava Hahn replaces Harry Wolin, who is retiring after 24 years with the company

Global organisations brace for growth in ESG-related litigation, study finds

A majority of organisations also expect overall disputes to stay the same or increase this year, according to Baker McKenzie survey

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Freshfields hires Cravath M&A partner in New York

UK giant follows up on Kirkland raid last week by securing third partner from Cravath since 2021

US defence specialist Leidos taps Rolls-Royce for next GC

Dan Antal returns to Leidos after three years at Rolls-Royce, replacing retiring GC Jerry Howe

Q&A: fashion law in review

Foley & Lardner partner Laura Ganoza reviews 2023 and previews the top 2024 cases, deals and trends