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News Releases
2 September 2014
Mayer Brown represented private equity firm The Jordan Company on the sale by its affiliate, The Resolute Fund II, L.P., of Casco Automotive Group, a division of Cap-Con Automotive Technologies Ltd., to Amphenol Corporation for $450 million. Casco is a market leading supplier of highly engineered interior connectivity, power connectivity and sensor products to the worldwide automotive market.
News Releases
2 September 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Gabriela Sakamoto has rejoined the firm in Washington DC as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice and Latin America, Emerging Markets and Projects groups. She joins from Chadbourne & Parke LLP and earlier in her career was an associate at Mayer Brown.
News Releases
1 September 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown expands their German Banking & Finance practice: Dr. Patrick Scholl (40) joins the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown as a partner to further strengthen the growing Debt Capital Markets & Derivatives practice.
Media Coverage
29 August 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Hans Germann and associate Frank Dickerson (both Chicago) are quoted in an article profiling the firm's pro bono efforts in representing four same-sex couples challenging Wisconsin's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Media Coverage
28 August 2014
Law360
Government Contracts partner Marcia Madsen (Washington DC) is quoted on new contract competition guidelines released by the US Defense Department (DOD).
News Releases
28 August 2014
Mayer Brown JSM today announced that senior consultant Ian Chapman, a former partner, will now be co-located in the firm’s Bangkok and Hong Kong offices to further strengthen Mayer Brown's Southeast Asian Restructuring Bankruptcy and Insolvency practice (RBI).
Media Coverage
September 2014
Westlaw Journal White-Collar Crime
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Marcus Christian and associate Stephen Lilley (Washington DC) discuss privacy, the search and seizure of electronic devices such as cellphones, recent court decisions and the possibility that the courts will further extend Fourth Amendment protections.
Media Coverage
28 August 2014
Oil & Gas Investor (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Bill Knull, Banking & Finance partner Kevin Shaw and Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate Jessica Crutcher (all Houston) examine overriding royalty interests (ORRIs), net profits interests (NPIs) and production payments (PPs).
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
Supreme Court Brief
Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate Michael Kimberly (Washington DC) is quoted on the case Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
Law360
Government & Global Trade partner Tim Keeler (Washington DC) is quoted in an article discussing an upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation session that aims to finalize chapters of the agreement.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
International Financing Review
Banking & Finance partner Jason Kravitt (New York) is quoted on the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) approval of "Regulation AB II" measures.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
Greenwire
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Tim Bishop (Chicago) is quoted in an article examining Clean Water Act cases in the US Supreme Court.
News Releases
27 August 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm has been profiled by Law360 as a “Global 20” firm. Earlier, Mayer Brown was named to the list for the fourth consecutive year. The list recognizes the 20 law firms that had “the biggest global presence and handled the most large, significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year,” according to the publication. Mayer Brown has been ranked every year since the list’s inception. View the article.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
Computer Law & Security Review
Bylined article by Gabriela Kennedy and Nicola Kung as they examine a recent Final Court of Appeal case which the judges ruled that the Internet is not a public place in Hong Kong.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
Law360
Mayer Brown Chairman Paul Theiss (Chicago), Real Estate partner Jeremy Clay (London) and Chairman of the Asia Board (Elaine Lo) are quoted in an article profiling the firm as a part of Law360's "Global 20" report.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
Law360
Government and Global Trade partner John Janicik, Banking & Finance partners Kristin Rylko and Zac Barnett and Government & Global Trade associate Matt Simmons (all Chicago) outline alternate approaches that a lender may use to assess whether an adequate credit linkage exists between a system and a responsible governmental entity.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
News Releases
27 August 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch as arranger on a €410 million commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) secured by the Couer Defense office complex in Paris, currently valued at €1.29 billion.
Media Coverage
26 August 2014
Law360
Corporate & Securities partner Larry Hamilton (Chicago) is quoted on proposed regulations in New York that could impact insurance company M&As.
Media Coverage
26 August 2014
Insurance ERM (subscription required)
Corporate & Securities partner Larry Hamilton (Chicago) is quoted on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) plans to reform rules on life reinsurance reserves.
Media Coverage
26 August 2014
Energy Risk (subscription required)
Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) is quoted in an article discussing opportunities for international energy companies in Mexico after the country enacts its energy reforms.
Media Coverage
25 August 2014
National Law Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolutin partners Mike Olsen, Andy Marovitz, Dan Ring and Britt Miller (all Chicago) are quoted in an article profiling Mayer Brown's selection as National Law Journal's "Chicago Litigation Department of the Year: Mass Torts/Class Actions."
News Releases
25 August 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has been named by The National Law Journal (NLJ) as the “Chicago Litigation Department of the Year: Mass Torts/Class Actions.”
Media Coverage
25 August 2014
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Scott Chesin and associate Michael Rayfield (both New York) provide a checklist of rules that a New York lawyer must follow to ensure that any errors during the course of trial are properly preserved.
Media Coverage
22 August 2014
Upstream (subscription required)
Energy partner Dallas Parker (Houston) is quoted in an article discussing the interest from companies in other sectors regarding business opportunities that may emerge from Mexico's energy reforms.

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