Daily Archives: May 12, 2009, 5:02 pm

John Beisner, Stephen Harburg and Jessica Davidson Miller Join Skadden in D.C.

John Beisner, Stephen Harburg and Jessica Davidson Miller have joined law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as partners in its Washington, D.C. office. The three new partners join Skadden from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where Beisner (pictured) chaired the Class Actions, Mass Torts and Aggregated Litigation Practice Group. Together, they have represented U.S. and international corporations in…

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Stanford CIO Pendergest-Holt Indicted on Two Counts

A federal grand jury has indicted Laura Pendergest-Holt, the Stanford Financial Group’s chief investment officer, on two felony counts: one count of conspiracy to obstruct an agency investigation and one count of obstruction. CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports that the indictment alleges that Pendergest-Holt hid details of Stanford Financial’s holdings from investigators, including a $1.6 billion loan made by the company to…

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Gary Lynch Named Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley

Gary G. Lynch has been named Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley. The firm announced today that Lynch will relocate to London, where he will remain in his current position as Chief Legal Officer and continue to work as part of the Firm’s senior management on issues of policy and strategy. He will also join the boards of Morgan Stanley’s subsidiaries…

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May 27 Webcast — Calling off an M&A Deal: Legal and Damage Ramifications

In the current economic climate of declining revenue, falling profits, and disappearing credit, the parties to many merger and acquisition agreements are not consummating the deal. This webcast will address issues that Buyers, Sellers, and Lenders face in transaction termination scenarios. The webcast will cover essential legal considerations relating to merger and acquisition contract terms, as well as recent case…

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Securities Docket A.M. News Wire for May 12, 2009

CNBC Video: The Curious Case of R. Allen Stanford. http://bit.ly/LLGTw # Labaton Sucharow Appointed Lead Counsel in Colonial BancGroup Case. http://bit.ly/sGrKY # SEC Brings Its First Action for Proxy Voting Violation. http://bit.ly/14093h # US pension funds leading class action against the Royal Bank of Scotland seek OK to include EU schemes in RBS suit. http://bit.ly/YNX5H # New York investor sues…

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Jeffrey Bushofsky Joins Ropes & Gray in Chicago

Jeffrey J. Bushofsky has joined law firm Ropes & Gray as a partner in its Chicago office. The firm announced last week that Bushofsky has joined its Complex Business Litigation Practice. Bushofsky joins Ropes & Gray from McDermott Will & Emery. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, including class-action defense, complex litigation matters and securities fraud. Read the Ropes…

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Labaton Sucharow Appointed Lead Counsel in Colonial BancGroup Case

Labaton Sucharow LLP has been appointed lead counsel in the securities class action against Colonial BancGroup.  Myron H. Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama has also appointed State-Boston Retirement System, Norfolk County Retirement System, City of Brockton Retirement System, and Arkansas Teacher Retirement System as lead plaintiffs.  The lead plaintiffs represent a class of purchasers of Colonial’s securities between…

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