Daily Archives: May 27, 2009, 9:53 pm

Haywood Gilliam Joins Covington & Burling in San Francisco

Haywood Gilliam has joined law firm Covington & Burling as a partner in its San Francisco office. The firm announced yesterday that Gilliam has joined its white collar defense and investigations group. Gilliam previously served as a federal prosecutor for nearly eight years.  From 2004 to 2006, he served as chief of the Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s…

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Civil Case Against Former HealthSouth CEO Scrushy Awaits Decision by Judge

The civil case against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy is now in the hands of the court, after both sides finished post-trial summaries Tuesday.  Jefferson County Circuit Judge Allwin Horn will decide the case, as a jury was waived by consent of the parties. As previously discussed here, shareholders suing on behalf of HealthSouth allege that Scrushy owes the company…

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Eric Halper Joins McKool Smith in New York

Eric B. Halper has joined law firm McKool Smith as senior counsel in its New York office.The firm announced today that Halper has joined its International White Collar Litigation practice. Halper joins McKool Smith from Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where he focused on white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement actions, securities and derivative litigation, accounting malpractice and…

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Webcast Today, 2 PM Eastern— 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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